2005 Roundup Part 1: Personal
Lots of big things happened this year for me, and here they are in no particular order:
Tokyo! We went to Tokyo this year and I cherish the memories from it. We saw Memoirs of a Geisha earlier this week, and there is scene where Chiyo is running through the orange gates at the Nezu Shrine and it made me happy, because I had been there and I knew where it was. Clearly the highlight of the movie for me, and definitely one of the biggest highlights of the year for me. Hopefully, we'll get to go back real soon.
Married, finally! So after 9+ years of dating and living in sin, the Donna and I finally made it official. We got married at our friend's Charlie's backyard in June, with the complete DIY wedding. I have been gathering pictures from the event and have several, and should be posting them soon. It was pretty much what we wanted, no stuffy, long-winded ceremonies, lots of partyiny, music we actually like and food that was excellent, and surrounded by friends and family we like. ;)
Published! So, while I'm not as prolific as I was back in college, constantly drawing and sketching, I managed to finally finish my comic and it was published this year. And I've started on another one, so reclaiming art as one of my things was a big step for me this year. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep it up, so my skills can improve and I can do things the way I see them in my head. Oh, and be sure to buy your copy here.
Driving! It's been almost a month since I've gotten my Driver's License, and like numerous people have mentioned, it is life changing. We can't afford a car yet, so the change is not 100% complete, but it is markedly different from where we were a month ago. The sense of freedom and mobility is addictive, though.
So, those are the big things that happened to me this year. Stay tuned for part 2 in my completely unoriginal year end roundup.