Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fashioning My Cyber Microcosm: Continuous Continuum.

Every new year, without fail, I am surprised by two things:
1.) That it's a new year
2.) I somehow survived the last one with my humor relatively intact.

Being of this mortal coil, I am not remiss in taking advantage, whether real or perceived, of beginning anew.
In a way, that is what keeps me going with Bat Fit. With Bat Fit, every year felt new instead of a perpetual cycle which I have placed myself in under 'tumble dry'; before Bat Fit it kind of felt like it. Granted, it's taken some refining to get my Bat Fit regime to suit my needs-- like a sock in a dryer, I kept losing pieces of myself making impulsive decisions and grandiose goals that affected my life more than I gave much thought to, but the Bat Fit community (of which I am ghost of sorts to) is a community that makes even the most ghostly of apparitions still feel connected.
Bat Fit is good, so when Franny announced the 2017 kick off  I was all too happy to climb aboard once more.

Y'know, she's right about resolutions. It's a rather finicky word that has a tendency to lead people into failure, and if anything were to be a perpetual cycle it should be good habits. Which is precisely what I will target this year.



Last year I managed to achieve most of the intentions I had set for myself in 2016, sans two or three: I didn't get a hair cut, I didn't continue learning to tat, and I didn't sew a waist training corset heh.
I didn't refer to these at all as resolutions, and perhaps that might have helped to keep my affirmations strong. Those goals were more than achievable and I feel better for having done them, and thanks to having completed them I have the confidence to continue: it's time for a little step up.
Albeit a baby step.

So, what to jot down as my 2017 intentions...
There isn't a lot I want to change from last year's, except add two or three things:


  • Participate in my chosen communities. Meaning, I shall endeavor to post more often again; write content big and small, relevant and irrelevant. Comment more on other's blogs, share more on instagram or FB groups. In other words, be sociable hehe.
  • Use my makeup. I have a pretty big makeup collection for someone who rarely wears it. I want to dress up for the sake of breaking up the amount of time I spend in pj's and messy hair, hah! Would help adding capricious content to my blog, heheh.
  • Tackle one large project. I have collaborated for large sewing projects to go in shows and other things, and of course I make a lot of stand alone pieces... but I haven't truly made, say for example, an evening ensemble from scratch all by myself. I have also wanted to illustrate my own tarot deck, heck maybe even just the major arcana, and I have never knit a sweater. I think it's about time one of these changed to said and done.

Good enough, eh?
I feel good about this list, hehe.

8 comments:

  1. Some great goal, it would be lovely to see more of your crafting and sewing projects. As, it serves as wonderful inspiration and stimulates my need to sew.

    I must admit, I spend more time in my pj,and just being gross.

    Wishing a fantastic New Year for 2017.

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  2. I totally share your opinion about New Year resolutions: every year, I am far too demanding of myself and I tend to put so much pressure I end giving up. If I manage to hit down one of each five resolutions, I consider myself quite lucky. So this year, and for a change, I decided to go more humble and realistic about wishes (and keep trying with things I struggled last year instead of charging myself with even more obsessions).

    On the other hand, I think your resolutions are quite well measured. They seem realistic and managable, and reasonably easy to face. I wish you the best of the lucks with it, as well as the strength of will and the presence of mind I am sure you have got to hit your goals.

    Have a very happy 2017!

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  3. Good luck, dear friend. And it's good to know that Bat Fit isn't just this thing that I launch every year that has no effect. It's good to know that it's meshed into a supportive and loving community. <3

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  4. Oh, I'm totally with you on the make up stuff! I own a lot of it, but rarely use it - my work place is rather conservative and I am frankly too tired in the mornings. But what is keeping me from pretty-ing up on the weekends? I don't know!

    Good goals you set for yourself! I hope you can achieve all of them and keep us posted!

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  5. I tried making an Invader Zim tarot deck but like most people I never made it past the preliminary designs for the major arcana. There's equally as much meaning to be had in the minor but they lack a kind of oomph to them lol. I've considered finishing it every now and then but don't have the time. What theme/style would you do for your deck?

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  6. Good list! Illustrating a tarot deck would be fantastic. :D

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  7. The tarot deck sounds exciting, as does the complete evening ensemble! I look forward to seeing the results. <3

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