I lost my faith in New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. Every year starts outs with pressure to overachieve while riding the high of “new year, new me” mantras. It’s easy to begin, and even easier to quit come February after one off day mars an otherwise perfect record. And so, at some point, I stopped making resolutions entirely.
Then, a few years ago (following a particularly rough year), I chose instead to keep a scrapbook for 365 days. It wasn’t so much for sentiment, as it was to chronicle all of my accomplishments, endeavors and adventures in a year’s time…so as to not feel regret for all the things left undone, but rather reaffirm all the things that did happen.
Entering a fresh blank decade, I thought I’d like to revive that tradition. Throughout the year, I will come back to this post to add in the things worth noting–so that 365 days later (or whenever I might feel like I’m not where I’m supposed to be), I might look back at where I was and appreciate how far I’ve come. Because the only resolution worth making (and the only resolution guaranteed possible), is to be better.

Happy New Year.

{ journal | art | reading list | films seen | top albums }
01/01Happy New Year!


Collab with @poidemnazad

1Sabine Baring-Gould; The Book of Werewolves
2 Albert Camus; The Stranger
3 Franz Kafka; The Metamorphasis
4 Anne Rice; Prince Lestat
5 Anne Rice; Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis (currently reading…)
NON-FICTION Allie Brosh; Solutions and Other Problems 1
Emily Gerard & Agnes Murgoci; Transylvanian Superstitions 2
Mary L. Trump; Too Much and Never Enough 3

101/18Weathering With You


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I’m a freelance illustrator/ex-phlebotomist based in Los Angeles, CA. I ditched my gig in professional vampirism to pursue my passion for creating things. I'm available for hire, if you're in the market for concept art, web design or avant-garde crayon hand turkeys (or impaling if you're into that sorta thing). I draw pictures and blood! 🩸

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