Saturday, 4 January 2014

Year in Review: Part 1

Over the last couple of weeks I've been making lists from 2013... tracking Etsy sales, calculating what comic conventions I did and want to do this year, and I also made a list of some big events that happened to me this past year. It was nice to look back at the year and reflect on every thing personal and professional that happened in my life. I thought it would be fun to share my 2013 review in a post... but I'm going to split it into two posts so I don't overwhelm everyone with just a giant one. I have to say, it was fun and interesting to go back and re-read posts from the last year. A lot of things changed over the past year and mainly for the better.

So here we go....

January:
It seems I watched a lot of TV, fell in love with Etsy shops, sewed, and did an awesome Sweets Swap (the first of many from the year)!



February:
This month was pretty similar to January but we went on our first road trip to Sudbury this year. Adam was invited up to do their physical test for the paramedic job position they had open. Little did I know I'd be moving there 4 months later.



March:
We took another trip up to Sudbury this month for Adam to do the written test for the job position. I also had Toronto ComicCon this month which was my first con of 2013!



This month was also a turning point for me because the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club started up during this month. I was super excited when I heard about it and signed up right away. I didn't know then how this club would change my life.

April:
April was jam-packed! I started working for the amazing ladies at IGGPPC! I was offered a staff position and it honestly was one of the best things to happen to me in 2013 - professionally, personally, creatively, and even emotionally. Three weeks into working for IGGPPC and I shared and gushed about the happiness I had found!

I also received so many awesome packages this month, including this adorable LSP! Oh, and I started watching Doctor Who this month as well!



May:
I did a new craft show in May, Art-O-Con, in Burlington. It was a lot of fun and I got to spend the day with Adam and Mary.



Adam was offered a paramedic job in Sudbury at the beginning of this month. It became a whirlwind month since we had one month to pack, find a new place, and Adam started training up North right away. During this time I ended up cutting off a good chunk of my hair. Initially I loved it, but I've been growing it long again for the last few months.

June:
We made the move to Sudbury at the beginning of the month. I spent a lot of time unpacking and arranging our new home. We did a bit of exploring in our new city too. I also had to keep up with convention prep since Niagara Falls Comic Con was this month and I had a show in July and August as well. Niagara Falls Comic Con proved to be really successful and lots of fun! I'm excited to do it again this year.



To be continued....

I hope your first few days of 2014 have been great!
xo Jen

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