END OF CHRISTMAS + YEAR IN REVIEW

YEAR IN REVIEW
JANUARY
+ Started the year off with a Guru Josh Project concert.
+- Started my last semester in college. Scared, anxious, excited.
++12 Started my internship at the Ringling College Design Center.
- My beautiful queen cat died.
+ Senior year felt awesome.

FEBRUARY
+ Intellectually challenging friendship with Jaime.
+ Started hanging around Sarita 24/7.
+ Got into the International Design Summit 2010.
+ Partied it up quite a bit.
+ Lots of photoshoots.
+ Jello shots with Nicole and drinking games with Sarita’s friends.
+ Enjoyed a few romantic encounters.
+ “My love, you taste of cigarettes..”
+ Enjoying Design Center life.
+ Sarasota Renaissance Festival.
- “People were really surprised you got into Design Center. They didn’t think you were good enough. [Thanks for rubbing it in…]

MARCH
+ Commencement came together.
+ Dark Nature started evolving into something.
+ New phone! Motorola Cliq XT.
+ Encouraging presentation by Moonbot Studios.
+ AFI concert. Best. Concert. Ever!

APRIL
+ Tamashi’s birthday came around, sent him a little card.
+ Weekend getaway at the Rajpathak manor.
+ 30 Seconds to Mars concert in Miami.
- Missed the HIM concert two days prior.
+ Kick-Ass and dinner dates with Gyo. Fun times.
- Too many all-nighters and walking around campus like a zombie.

MAY
+- My last encounter. Bittersweet.
+ I graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design. At last!
+- Bittersweet good-byes and see-you-laters.
+ Purchased my iMac + CS5 with hard-earned freelance savings.
++ My first date with Tamashi. So shy!
++ “Would anyone be up for an adventure in Japan with me? I am seriously considering the option sometime next year... We will see.” Accomplished this year. Yay!
   
JUNE
- Found it hard to settle into the graduate life.
- Stressin’ about finding a job.
+ Walking on the clouds for a little while. Enjoyed my romance with Tamashi.
+ Partied it up pretty hard.
+ Fell in love with champagne.
+ Moo.com interview.
+ First time at Soprano’s.

JULY
++ Good times at my second Soprano’s party.
+- Cyanide Nation photoshoot. Just kind of hung out and exchanged ideas with Will. Accompanied Tamashi. Last time I saw Tamashi in person.
- Just kind of floating around without a job and a purpose.

AUGUST
+ Escapade to Orlando. This opened my eyes to the fact that I was being conformist. It served as a reminder that I should fight for what I want.
+ Issued my driver’s license.
- Partied a little too hard!
+- Forced myself to move around and seek a job again.
+ Started hanging out with Hermes, an old acquaintance from 2004.

SEPTEMBER
++ I got a job at Encuentros Mágicos.
+ Fun birthday party, saw Malabares play.
+ Hanging with Hermes.
++++ Escape to Japan for two weeks. The most amazing trip of my life!
+ Met Almond.
  
OCTOBER
++ Enjoying the working world.
+ Started my metaphysical studies.
+ Rokkin’ birthday celebration.
+- Surprise encounter with Jean
++ Launch of Samhain Moon.

NOVEMBER
++ Tarot workshops.
+ Wrapped up Bésame/Kiss Me line.
+ Sweet dinner dates.
+ Blog progress.
+ Started a formal relationship with Jean.

DECEMBER
+ Dexter season finale.
+ Mom's birthday.
+ Got my first car.
+ Christmas at Jean's.
++ New goals for a new year!



 
(1) DESCRIBE 2010 IN THREE WORDS:INTENSE. EYE-OPENING. FAST-PACED. 
(2) WHICH CONCERTS DID YOU VISIT IN 2010?GURU JOSH PROJECT. STEVE AOKI. DEADMAU5. AFI. 30 SECONDS TO MARS.MALABARES. [ALMOST SAW DEFTONES, BARONESS, MASTODON, AND HIM.]
(3) WHAT WERE YOUR THREE FAVORITE MOMENTS IN 2010?

(A) Graduation march. I was so dazed, I just floated towards my diploma. 
(B) Getting my first car.
(C) Spending post-Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Zúñiga-Luna residence.
(4) WHICH ONE WAS YOUR FAVORITE MONTH?
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER TRANSITION. I went to Japan, came back and found myself employed and living a great life!
(5) WHO WERE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2010?
SARITA- This girl was around me day and night from February to May. In October I made the decision to conclude our friendship because of radioactive it turned out to be.
GEORGE- A crush that carried over from 2006. It began in 2006 and was never really clear until 2010, but I was really satisfied with it. Cool friend and down-to-Earth guy, in the end I felt much more at ease around him. Good times.
CHARLOTTE- There’s something about you that keeps me grounded. You make me reassured that I can’t let my mind fall asleep, and that I need to keep pushing forward. I’m sorry we have been having fallouts.
KURAN TAMASHI/JEAN CARLO- The cycle lasted a little under a year, starting in October and ending officially in mid August, and picking back up again in November. You have the right mix that makes me feel electric and burning with passion. It took me a long time to understand the circumstances, but I do now and I’m still here to offer you a helping hand. I care about you so much, count on me for anything.
ALMOND- Our encounter was really pretty brief, but it was well-lived. It was a great time for us to meet and exchange dreams. I’ll never forget the long conversations and good laughs shared at the café’s and in the metro.
HERMES- A loyal friend in such an unusual pair. Undoubtedly we are two very different people from completely alien worlds, but we get along fine and we learned a lot from each other’s differences. His cynical side rubbed onto me a little, now I am more cautious around people in general.
PATRICIA- My mentor in the esoteric realm and in metaphysics, to whom I am so very grateful for all the opportunities she offered me. She changed my life for the better and gave me a vocation to work towards. Thank you!
(6) HAVE YOU MADE PLANS FOR TRAVELING IN 2011?
Mmm… My eyes are set westward bound, on California.
(7) BEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2010?
I read blogs rather than books.
(8) 5 MUSICIANS YOU LISTENED TO WAY TOO MUCH IN 2010:
STING AND THE POLICE
DEFTONES
GENGHIS TRON
AND ONE
MASTODON
AFI
THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
Getting back into the oldies!
(9) WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2011?
(A) Moving out of Puerto Rico for once and for good. The tropics were fun but I think it’s time I went and found my real home.
(B) Keeping this journal alive and breaking monotony.
(C) Finding a job that settles me in a new location and challenges my conceptual skills.

IN RETROSPECT,
Most of this year revolved around three boys, and then I kind of snapped out of it in the last quarter of the year and got my gears running. The death stage I go through every summer gauged out a lot of time that would have been better spent making plans happen. This year brought me a lot of sadness and frustration but I emerged stronger than I was when it all started. Now I know better than to prioritize for all the wrong reasons, and even though I was aware of it before, I won’t allow myself to do it now. Not over anyone.

01. St. Andrew's Cross
02. People I Admire
03. Guest Reading
04. Playlisting 
05. Promise to Write and Share Daily Accomplishments
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2 comments:

  1. Zomg the new car pic eh? :P You're looking pretty cute there too. Yay for all your good things last year, and may this year be awesomer for you :D

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  2. Thanks Aless, you always make me smile. That's my new car indeed! Meet Marvolo. : >

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