December 27, 2012
random thursday: new year's
The reason we as a society love New Year's is because we get a chance to start again. Even though we don't really get a clean slate to work with the thought of getting a new chance is just so magical.
I am particularly excited for this year's New Year's because it marks something special.
The year I graduate college.
I remember when I saw the year 2013 for the first time when I was applying to colleges. I thought it was an 'ugly' year (I hate odd numbers!) but at the same time, I knew it was mine because it was the year I was going to start my life.
When 2009 came around I remember staring at the TV for a long time going, "Wow. It's finally here. The year I graduate high school," and that was a great feeling because it was the year I got to start growing up. But now that 2013 is here, it's a little scarier. It's the year I become a person - instead of following a set path, it's now all mine to create. And that's both scary and exciting.
So, with that, here is what I hope for in my new year of independence:
1. Go to grad school.
I ask for this because it's what I want. It's truly what I want. I've known I want to continue my education for years now and I am hoping with all of my might that I can get into grad school at all.
If I got to choose one thing that happened this year, it'd be this. Because I just want it that much.
I go to my grad school conference from January 26th - January 28th. Wish me luck!
I'm on track to do so, but it's still something I really want this year. I don't think I have ever wanted to do something more. Graduating from college is such an honor and I want it to happen more than anything. Here's to hoping nothing gets in the way - because if I don't graduate this spring, I don't know what I'm going to do :)
3. Exercise regularly.
While I love paleo, I need to get some exercise into my daily routine as well. It doesn't need to be every day - I just need to do it and do it regularly (not once every three weeks!)
4. Read a few more books.
I love reading and recently I noticed that I rarely get to pick up a book that's not a textbook. So I want to make more time to pick up a good fiction book (any recommendations!?) and get reading.
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