We rang in the new year at my little green house with a myriad of friends, liquors, and Beyonce songs. What began as a hopeful pre-party became a pretty good little shindig with the addition of my sister and several people I have never met.
Learning to write the new year is always my biggest struggle. As someone who scribbles on almost everything, I end up dating dozens of papers a day. Normally I get the hang of the new year around April once everyone has sufficiently made fun of me enough for the shame I feel to force consciousness.
2012 was a good year for me. Like many years, the Spring was a time of frustration and hardship followed by a beautiful summer and a rewarding fall. Like few years before it though, 2012 was a year where I learned more about myself, my future, and those I love than ever before. I guess that’s what a good dose of Plan II Physics and studying abroad can do.
Be satisfied: Though the past few days I’ve spent watching the West Wing aren’t really an indicator, 2013 is a year full of promise. In any promise there is the opportunity for disappointment, and this year I want to remain content and confident that the way things play out are divinely forecast. This also involves learning not to be so whiney about never getting a job.
Learn to be active: Sitting at a desk for almost all of 2012 was the manifestation of completing my 2012 “Write with Passion” resolution. Being stationary and refusing to exercise has made my chiropractor call me weak and my shoulder grind by doing nothing. So I guess I’ll try to do more than 7 pushups in 2013.
Write Intentionally: I accidentally abandoned a good amount of free writing in 2012. I wrote plenty of articles and blog posts for work, but very little for myself and the result was writing that I was often unsatisfied with and disappointed in. In 2013 I will hopefully find a summer internship and have to begin work on a senior thesis. A good amount of intentionality couldn’t hurt.
Work Hard, Play Hard, Be Nice.