Caitlin, Tukru and I at the Girls Get Busy Zinefest <3

Five Best Things About 2012

1. Did a zine reading, tabled, and hung out with lots of cool feminists at the club night REVOLT in Coventry.

2. Met some of my lovely zinester friends at Little Zine Party and Girls Get Busy Zinefest this summer!

3. Felt much happier and loved myself more than ever – partly thanks to taking part in positive projects including The Happiness Manifesto and 365 Ways to Change the World, and surrounding myself with good friends and lovers.

4. Played another successful solo gig (though I need to play more!)

5. Did more crafty projects and mostly managed to keep busy and productive.  I made lots of handmade gifts for Christmas this year, and will be blogging about them soon!

My friends Caitlin, Kirsty and I dressed up as each other for halloween.  It was awesome.
My friends Caitlin, Kirsty and I dressed up as each other for halloween. It was awesome.

Five New Experiences of 2012:

1. Bought a new car for myself (pic)

2. Ran a workshop at UK Feminista Summer School – one of my proudest moments of 2012! (blog)

3. Recorded guest vocals/keys/bass on a friend’s EP (blog)

4. Tried vlogging

5. Went veggie for a week (blog)

Zinesters at Little Zine Party in Birmingham
Zinesters at Little Zine Party in Birmingham

Review of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2012:

1. Finish my epic university-themed zine – completed!  I’m really happy with how it turned out, and I’d have to say that it’s my favourite zine I’ve created so far.  (If you’re interested in buying a copy, details can be found here)

2. Attend Million Women Rise – completed!  Read about my experiences of the protest march here.

3. Either do a Moonwalk or a Race for Life – failed.  I’ve wanted to do these for years, but keep forgetting to actually register. Oh well.  There’s always next year.

4. Complete at least 50 Day Zero Project tasks in total – completed!  My review of the Day Zero Project will be published before the end of the month, so keep your eyes open for that.

5. Join a band – completed!  Admittedly I’m not in any of these bands any more, but at least I had the experience of joining a few bands and playing with other musicians.  It was great for my self-esteem, and encouraged me to put more effort into my bass playing.

My friends and I at Million Women Rise in March
My friends and I at Million Women Rise in March

Five New Year’s Resolutions for 2013:

1. Play at least 3 more gigs

2. Try yoga – this was one of the uncompleted tasks from my Day Zero Project that I wish I’d made more of an effort to complete.

3. Read at least 2 books per month

4. Save money for a deposit on a flat/house

5. Get a tattoo!

I saw this quote on Twitter and thought I’d share it with you.  Happy New Year everyone – may 2013 be your best year yet!

Neil Gaiman quote

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