2012: The End of the Old Me.
My resolution for 2012 was to not enroll in any schooling, or pick-up a part-time job. Surprisingly, I lived through the resolution.
Background: In the past 15 years or so, 2012 was the first year I had only one commitment. Typically, I would balance a minimum of one job and studies, and my craziest point is a toss-up between when I had four part-time jobs, and when I had one full-time job, one part-time job, and full-time studies. Why? I truthfully don’t know why.
For 2012, I told myself to just chill out and enjoy what comes my way. It was very difficult to do so. The first few weekends I was free, my initial instinct was to start flipping through classifieds for a part-time job.
Because I had just my 9-5 job to worry about for 2012, I had a lot of extra time on my hands to experience life and the little things. Reflecting on 2012, here are a few of the little things that make me smile:
- Graduate studies’ convocation
- Babysitting my two-and-half year old niece for two days (and the best sleep I had thereafter)
- Blind date with the guy who had no front teeth
- The guy who gave me an exit interview when I broke up with him
- Vacations: India, Toronto, Miami, Hawaii, and Vegas
- Solving the mystery of who the hot guy on transit is
- Sanchez and Tippy
- The night of Mr. January and Wes Hayden
- Reconnecting with old friends
- Disconnecting with “friends”
- Recycled beer at Cactus Club
- Missy the Pomeranian
- Think Rainbows Blog
- Vegas (it deserves its own shout-out)
2012 was so good to me, and I’m super stoked about 2013. I plan to continue my 2012 resolution into 2013 with a small modification (going to try to add freelance writing).
My 2013 resolution is to get fit. I’m scrawny and struggle lifting a jug of milk. I’ve committed to crossfit for 12 months. Start placing bets on how long I’ll last.
Rainbow thought: The little things are life. Enjoy them.