Well, it's been awhile since I've visited my little blog! The past few months have been a whirlwind of moving, settling in to a new job and a new apartment, exploring my new city, making new friends, and just generally adjusting to changes in every area of my life.
Baton Rouge has been great so far. It's certainly a far cry from life on the east coast! I'm finding that aside from having a lot of nice people and a ton of amazing food, Louisiana is a place where one can really be oneself. There's certainly no shortage of diversity here. I find it very inspiring when it comes to my art, and I find myself wanting to embrace my inner steampunk, goth and vampire a lot more than I ever did while living on the east coast!
Today is the first day of the new year. Last year I decided that I wouldn't make any resolutions. Instead, I resolved that I would, quite simply, make my life better in some way over the course of the year. I figured that some opportunity would present itself that, if I took it, would improve my life in some way. I wasn't wrong. I did improve my life in many ways... some exciting, some creative, some difficult, and some very unexpected. It was a lot of work at times, and fun at others, but on the balance, things improved quite a bit. I ended the year with a new job in a totally new part of the country, and am on my way to making a good group of friends here. I also started my Etsy shop, challenged myself creatively, and proved to myself that I can be more than just a hobbyist when it comes to my creative pursuits.
So, I think I'm going to stick with the same goal for 2012. I am resolved to strive for a continually better life, and to take advantage of the opportunities that will surely present themselves. Here's to life constantly getting better! Happy New Year!