End of Year 2014. Now, before it ends, I’ve got to sum up all the events that happened, write them down and say thanks to them. With that done, past achievements and mistakes stay in memory a little longer, letting to learn a bit more from them.

This year I didn’t have any NY resolutions. I’ve had a wish, written on the piece of paper and hidden from anybody else. And this wish wasn’t fulfilled, to the best or to the worst – no idea, and no apt to speculate. What I am quite certain about is that I’ve got to move on and make another one, write it down and (btw, what do you do with NY wishes?) burn the paper.

This year was full with events. I need to say thanks to it, for everything that happened: NY holidays in Russia, numerous flights  there and back, some pleasant headaches, some big (and smaller) challenges. Finding new hobbies, getting on with existing ones, meeting new people – all happened. Trying to make a list I found that I can count events by looking into my photographs, so then here, the list with some pictures:

For the first time (I know, I know, shame on me), went to some of Berlin’s museums.Deutsches Technisches Museum Berlin

Had a first Easter, making cakes and coloring eggs, in Berlin with my awesome friends.Easter Mood

Shot my first rolls of Ilford Delta 400.Ilford and Holga

Travelled to Hamburg.Speicherstadt Hamburg

Resurrected my galleries.Screenshot 2014-12-31 12.31.37

Travelled to Russia and visited my awesome family in their new place of living and said hi to its new member: little Masha. And, generally, had a lot of fun there.. *private pictures*

Resurrected this blog.The Blog

Started shooting more, started trying out new techniques & visited some really awesome places with fellow photographers.Paul-Löbe-Haus

Opened up a dangerous but oh-so-delicious world of whisky flavours.Bagpipes & Drums

Printed some new postcards of mine.Postcards

Learned to play my favorite Hijo.

Learned to read and write hiragana and katakana and some basic Japanese.Kana

Travelled to Japan.Fushimi-Inari Foxes

Took Shinkansen ^____^Shinkansen

Travelled to Dresden.Snowy Dresden

Ran my first 11,38k. At fresh -7 C.

Screenshot 2014-12-31 12.37.40And to all that, worked, lived and dealt with all that stuff that one has to deal with.

So actually, this was an awesome year. Now I see that 🙂 Thank you, 2014. Vielen Dank. Большое спасибо. どうもありがとう。

Tonight, I want to start breaking patterns by going out, spending this NY with my friends in some not-so-quite place in the middle of the city. And I hope it will be a good start for a new, even better year.