It was over a year ago when I created my first dream jar. Inside of the jar, I placed multiple things that represented the tasks I wanted to complete in 2013. I feel the jar was an influence on what a great year it was to me. Here they are and my thoughts on each at year’s end:
Beach House show ticket – This symbolized me going to great shows and listening to awesome music over the year. Honestly, and I say this almost every year… 2013 was an amazing year for music as I was exposed to so many great bands. I got to see my favorite acts like the xx and Drake.
IG logo – The blog is one of my favorite things I have that serves as a platform to showcase my creativity. It also gives me an opportunity to expand upon my thoughts regarding fashion, music, and life, in hopes of inspiring others in the process. This last year was an amazing one – At one point, I took a hiatus away from social media outlets to truly realize what the outside world, beyond the blog, truly meant to me. I covered a wide variety of content and even posted everyday of my birthday month. I hope this year will I will be able to deliver great content, once again, to you – my readers.
Polka Dot Pocket Square – Fashion is an important part of me. It is way for me to show others that fashion isn’t just about looking nice – it’s also a way to represent you to others. I continued to thrift as I have for many years. I am inspired by the fashion world, via blogs and the magazines I read in 2013. Even though the blog may not have showcased my style as much last year, I foresee 2014 as a year to give my readers more of an insight not only into my style, but to confidently showcase what he or she feels their fashion is to the world as well.
Shoelace – In 2013, I ran my second marathon. It was awesome, as I felt like an even stronger runner. I smashed my previous marathon time of 5:25 with a time of 4:36. So, needless to say, I was really psyched about it. I look forward to running my future marathons.
Bike material – I spent a lot of time of making new things and focusing on honing my crafting abilities. I made all kinds of things such as: a bowtie, a penguin-stamped jacket and I even covered a mannequin in old sewing patterns. I found myself being craftier than in years past.
Pen – I sketched a lot, as you could see from some of my monthly music playlist artworks. I see this as a future craft in upcoming years not only to enhance my creativity, but to also show others my ideas more clearly.
Drury Tassel – At the end of last year, I found myself a couple months out of college and optimistic toward what the future held for me. Rather than looking at a masters program, I chose to take another year away from academia to visit more of my creative endeavors. Hopefully, in the near future, this will be something I move forward with, as I still see myself becoming a professor.
I would say that the Dream Jar was an effective source in staying motivated to complete many of my goals I set out for in 2013 – it was truly a great year! Here’s to looking toward this year with new goals!