2012 was a somewhat tumultuous year. It was full of ups and downs. The world didn’t end (not that I thought it would). It was my last year of university, and with it came all the stress of final exams. On the other side of that coin, I finished my BSc in Business Administration with a 2.1 standing. Before exams were up, I went on a trip to Sardinia, Italy, to clear my head. After being away for just over 2 years, I went back to Canada for a whole month for a good, long visit. I came back and got dumped, celebrated my 28th birthday, and battled jet lag, all in the same weekend. I started thinking about a career in the long-term, and experienced true post-grad life (without the excitement of moving to a foreign city, like last time I finished college). Post-grad life has its ups and downs; I’m probably the brokest I’ve ever been in my life. That being said, I’ve never felt richer. I have everything I need, great friends, a supportive family, rich experiences, and I’m finishing off this year feeling optimistic about the rest of my life.
I used to write a private blog a couple of years ago, and I usually did a post about resolutions. I’d reflect on the resolutions from the last year and which goals I met and which I was still working on. I skipped out on making resolutions last year, focusing instead on finishing university. Therefore, I have nothing else on which to reflect, so I’ll leave you with my resolutions for 2013.
1. Improve my French. I learned French in high school and I can still order food and carry out a conversation about the weather, but I’d like to get much better. I’ve had a few starts and stops to this over the years, but I’m committing myself to improving.
2. Getting back on track with my workouts. I have to admit that this is a bit of a lame resolution. While it’s something people often resolve to do around New Years, I only stopped training on a regular basis mid-November, so it’s really only picking up the holiday slack. Also, I started doing this yesterday.
3. Finish the more promising of my short stories. A friend and I have decided to start a writer’s group, so hopefully that will help.
4. Visit at least one new place I’ve never been before, even if that place is only an hour away.
I have a few others, but they’re a bit more personal. I’m also hesitant to blog about my specific career goals, so I’ll leave that stuff up to my private diary…sorry!
Happy New Years everyone!