So I wrote a blog entry on the night of the 30th that I later thought was too much of a bummer. I have my moments when I like to be super honest on my blog, because, we’re all real people going through actual real things, and I think it’s good to talk about that sometimes, too, and not just post crochet things or cute stuff I want to buy. I’d seen something that made me sad, and I just got to thinking about the whole year and the new year and sort of threw it all up over my WordPress.

But I didn’t post it. I think maybe I just wrote it for me, and that’s ok, too.

2015 was kind of a weird year. I was single for the first time in a million years. My best friend moved in with me. I wrote a book. I thought about changing careers. Half the time I thought I was really brave in 2015, and half the time I thought I was in hiding. Hiding in my book especially, and making it my #1 excuse to not do anything else. I have to remind myself to be proud of the stuff that I accomplished, and not berate myself for the stuff I feel like I have yet to.

I hope that in 2016 I can be brave. That I can be open to new things and be okay with change. Fear is such a weird thing. Okay, this is gonna sound really lame, and I am not an inspo-graphic person, but this quote from “After Earth” always struck a chord with me:

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I wrote a resume for the first time in 20 years. I sent it somewhere. We’ll see if anything happens. I took some out-of-character leaps to find my lobster (did you ever watch Friends?!), and we’ll see if anything happens there, too.

I don’t like making New Years Resolutions, cuz I mostly feel like they can be empty promises and kind of pointless, but I just always hope that I’m doing things that bring me joy and that hopefully also bring joy to the people around me. So let’s do that.

P.S. Here’s a silly photo so that this blog entry isn’t too heavy. I found a picture of a poodle and thought: I WANT TO BE THAT POODLE. So I made myself some hair danglies and called it a success. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen it, but if you don’t follow me there, here’s all my poodle glory.

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Thank you for following me on my adventures. It means a lot to me, and I hope you all are healthy and happy :).

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16 Replies to “2016”

  1. Danielle says:

    do you take pattern request ?
    I would love a kitchen aid dish cloth !
    Making your cupcake dish cloth for the girls I went to baking and pastry school with and we all have different kitchen aids so it would be cool to make a kitchen aid dishcloth for everybody to match 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I don’t necessarily take requests, but I like to keep everyone wants and wishes in mind :). It’s a long list!

  2. Sparklicous says:

    Good luck in 2016. You sound like you’re on taking steps, and that’s all anyone can do to move on. Massive hugs. Keep up the good work! 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thanks so much! Let’s all have a great year!

  3. Lisa says:

    You are such an inspiring person, Twinkie! I hope your 2016 goes so fantastically ^___^

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thanks for being sweet! P.S. your blog looks really fun!

  4. karen brathwaite says:

    Ms. Twinkie, May God be with you to guide, bless and Stay Strong and give you more talents than ever before with your crochet work. God bless you.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you, Karen! <3

  5. Alyceen says:

    Thank you.
    Thank you for being so honest and open with us eventhough most of us are strangers, probably.
    Thank you for being an inspiration with what you do and share.
    Thank you for being here.
    I wish you all the best for 2016. May it be whatever you want it to be.
    Aly <3

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you, Aly! Hopefully there will be lots of fun adventures for all of us 🙂

  6. Jaymi Guess says:

    Big hugs girlie!! Here’s to 1016 being the best yet! <3

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Aw big hugs back to you!! We should go have tea/coffee or something like that. Why haven’t we done that?!

  7. Autumn says:

    Thanks for writing this – just what I needed to hear since we’re 4 days in and I am feeling like a let down already. I think we shall get through this together though. <3

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Tomorrow is always a new day and a new chance to do the things we want to do!<3

  8. I think you’re very brave
    It takes a lot of courage to change and try new things that scare you!
    I think writing things down, even just for yourself is a huge help
    Wishing you lots of love and luck in 2016


    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thanks always for your support and cheer, Claire! <3

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