Stick-Figured Out (A Year-Long Challenge)

Doodles, Everyday

Stick-Figured Out (A Year-Long Challenge)

I doodle a lot. Almost subconsciously. So, this year, I’ve decided to present myself with a unique challenge: post a doodle a day for every day this year (starting Jan. 3).

Please follow my adventure in poorly drawn cartoons and maybe get a laugh or two.


What A Year


Typically, I am not the kind of person to get sentimental about a new year. A year is just a year to me. The only thing that changes is the date I write on my checks. However, I have realized that this year has been an exceptionally big one for me and deserves some reflection.

2012 in Review

My Dad got remarried and I gained a step-mom and three new step-sisters whom I adore.


After four years of hard work, I graduated from SMU with honors and went out with a bang.

I had my last ever “incident” as a Resident Assistant.

I experienced the joy of unemployment.

I spent two weeks gallivanting through Scotland and London.197660_10151729515532837_416097891_n

I moved to Houston and, for the first time ever, got to start a life of my own.


I started my first fulltime job at FKM as a Copywriter, a position I’d been aiming for since 9th grade.

548115_10151080908624365_770553630_nIn the past 7 months, I’ve already gotten to do so much in the ad world…including writing this video:

I got to watch four of my friends get married – and was even a bridesmaid in one of the weddings.

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After 20 years of being a Christian, I finally took the plunge and got baptized at my church in Houston (Ecclesia) and got to celebrate the event with my new church family and small group.

546869_10151332764774365_881629391_nI moved out of my first (temporary) apartment and into a new one with my first “real” roommate (womb-mates don’t count).



My moving crew posing in front of King Neptune, the patron saint of my new apartment complex.

I’ve made new friends that have blessed my life in so many ways.292716_438710766187600_1371004382_n 309359_500442779969193_1887571246_n


And these are just the highlights. I’ve learned so much about myself this past year. I’ve had ups and downs, experienced losses, successes, failures, joys, and pain. I thank God for every lesson I’ve learned these past 366 days (leap year, y’all).

Although I never expected to be where I am today, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. And I can’t wait to see what’s in store in 2013. 

Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.