Happy Friday Brunchers! We are back with another 5 Fandom Friday and this week we are kicking off January right with the 5 ways we grew and changed in 2015. I actually love this prompt because so often with the new year we are looking forward to what we want to do better. It is always important to look back and reflect upon what you did right in the last year.
When I first moved to LA I put getting my careers and friendships developed in first priority. I have never been the kind of girl to really need a boyfriend, I just need a support system of great friends around me. But as I am getting older I really started to feel the pull to wanting a relationship. After some coaxing I decided to take matters into my own hands and start online dating. So I would say in 2015 I really put myself out there more and went on a lot of dates. So far no one has really stuck, but I am still going for it.
Blogging I really grew my blog and readership in 2015. First off, I bought my URL, did a full blog migrate, and a great redesign. Also, I started meeting more and more of my fellow (and amazing) geek girl bloggers. Promoted my blog more and got my first sponsorships! I was much more consistent with posting in 2015 and want to continue working on that in 2016.
This was my year of travel. I went to 5 countries, and between February to June was at the airport every other weekend going some place new. This was a bit exhausting but I loved every second of it.
My full travel breakdown:
Berlin (Feb) -> Florida (Feb) -> Las Vegas (March) -> El Paso (March) -> Wondercon (April) -> New York (April) -> Star Wars Celebration (April) -> Cannes (May) -> Spain (May) -> Italy (May) -> Ft Worth (June) -> Disneyland (July) -> San Diego Comic Con (July) -> D23 (August)
Cosplay & Sewing
I mentioned before that over the first weekend of 2015 I learned to thread a sewing machine and by the end of 2015 I was sewing a fully tailored jacket. I even started a Sew Wars section of my blog.
Upping my sewing game has really stepped up my cosplay. I am still mainly doing Star Wars costumes and Doctor Who every now and then, but I am so excited to see where my sewing goes in 2016. I already have some exciting sewing projects planned and in the works for 2016.
This year has been so amazing for me, but at the same time two of my very best friends moved away from LA. Realizing that I needed to make more new friends I had to put myself out there more. I became an officer of the LA Geek Girl Brunch and have met some amazing ladies through that who have become a great support system for me and my cousin has been my lifeline. I also am working hard to maintain my long distance friendships with Becca and Chris, which I would say has worked well!
I am so looking forward to all the goodness and growth that 2016 will bring!