2014, here we go!
So far, 2014 hasn’t been too good for me. We’ve been having family problems as we always do, since my dad is an abusive alcoholic. For now though, it’s like the calm before the storm but I’m tired of tiptoeing around it.
Still, I can’t believe it’s 2014 already! While I might be a little late in getting my NY resolutions up and I’m sure everyone is sick of seeing them, I’ll share mine 😀
- Study hard and become a pharmacist
Right now, I’m an intern, working at a pharmacy to complete my hours so I can take the Pharmacy Written and Oral Board exams. It’s been hard juggling working life as well as study…so far I haven’t been studying at all but I got to motivate myself to 🙂
- Save money and buy an investment property
I’m only 21 (turning 22) and just started full-time work but my sister and I want to buy an investment property. Or really, just a property to move out so we can get away the aforementioned issue. Money’s quite tight at the moment as it is, so I’m going to try and budget myself.
- Be happier and love myself
There is always something that I’ll wish that I could change about myself but slowly throughout the years, I’ve started to accept myself. This year will be no different 🙂 Slowly, but surely, I’m going to build my confidence!
As I shift into full-time work, I have less time for myself. I don’t want it to just be: Wake up > Work > Go home. I want to be able to enjoy life to it’s fullest~
So instead of studying when I get home, I’ve actually been web-designing! Yeah, like I said, my first new year resolution isn’t going too well hehehe. The designs aren’t for any upcoming projects (that I know of yet ^^). I was considering of selling them for extra cash but I’m not sure~
First design that I created in December – named ‘Leavy Love’ for now.
Second design I made yesterday 🙂 This is the one that I’m more fond of.
How’s everyone’s 2014 and New Year resolutions coming along? 🙂
love is a drum, hear it beating for you
I’ve been kind of in a runt with my other domains – funnily enough, I manage to design everything but am too lazy/not motivated to add content. So most of HeartWar’s revamp, which was done months ago, is still sitting on my computer T_T. And now that the designs are quite old, I no longer like them. Vicious cycle.
Truthfully, I am not sure if I want to keep HeartWar.NET anymore. Oh no, I love the name. I’m certainly going to keep that. But I find that I no longer have time for managing shrines (or even getting them up, lol) and fanlistings. I’m hoping it’s just a phase but it’s pretty evident after a year of no updates. I still have to think about it though.
In other news, I’ve been on a designing roll. I’ve been creating simple WP themes of late:
Admittedly, it looks better when you can actually see it ‘live’ but I won’t show them just yet ^^.
I’m a messy, lazy coder and eventually if something does go my way, I do it the ‘hacky/wonky’ way 🙂 But I really tried to do it the ‘proper’ way and while it was a little tedious, it was also quite liberating. I dunno, my passion for webdesign just flared again 🙂
For the themes, I was thinking of: 1) Offering it for free. 2) Offer it for only Three-Words hostees 3) Offer it to only paid Three-Words hostees (incentive?) 4) Sell them for extremely affordable prices ^^ 5) Not offer it at all, lol.
The problem with me is that normally, if I design something, I like to keep it to myself rather than share it. LOL! Selfish, I know. But because credits can ‘magically’ disappear. I know people can still steal once you put it on the web etc. but yeah. Sometimes offering a layout/theme for download to some people means ‘we can just copy and paste the coding, yay!’ Urgh.
Which leads me to my next point.
I had a thief problem.
Sometimes I see common coding etc. but given the simplistic nature of my layouts, I don’t go ‘HEY! YOU STOLE FROM ME!’ because honestly, that’s just plain silly and stupid. I didn’t invent coding, just as Stephanie Meyer didn’t invent vampires. But I had someone blantanly rip my previous Sky-Song layout, along with HeartWar and a couple of other layouts. And she refused to acknowledge it or remove them. It became all messy, complicated and in the end I had to resort contacting her host who finally shut her down. Nonetheless, she can just come back again. I’m sure she’s stalking my blog – hi! But I shouldn’t let my life be dictated by ignorant people.
And speaking about ‘selling’ them for a cheap price – I don’t think anyone would actually buy them T_T. They’re simple. Well, admittedly the top two (which are the same themes but light and dark) are a little more ‘different’ but I dunno.
Would you ever buy a theme from me?
*BRACES FOR REJECTION* 😀 Hahaha. No seriously, you can say no. I’ll
just crawl into a corner and cry still love you! ❤