January 3rd, 2008

Firefly- no power in the verse

Nothing changes on New Year's Day.

All is quiet on New Year’s Day, including my journal.

I’m a bit late for a year in review, but I’ll go over the highlights briefly. 2007 was the first full year I spent in college, the year my grandmother died, the year I spent an entire vacation completely alone, the year I went on the trip of my life, the year I first got legally drunk, the year I got my driver’s license, the year I worked my first real job (and my second job, and my third job…), the year I first fell in love, the year I went the craziest I have ever gone, the year I figured out at least a two-year plan for my life, and… well, there’s not a whole lot I can add to the end of this sentence. The year ended, basically. It ended well, quietly and then with a few drinks being shoved into my hands with seconds to midnight (there was a hangover; but there was also headbanging to Blink-182, and anyone who knows me knows I am a sucker for acting stupid to stupid bands, so much fun was had by all).

Also, I had three separate winters in 2007. I also experienced all four seasons within the span of a month.

I’m glad 2007 happened. There’s so much that I’m grateful for that happened. Almost everything was positive, and the negative for the most part ended up positive (insanity leads you to sanity or further sanity; death, at least, leaves you with a sense of finality and an appreciation of life you didn’t have before). If I could go back and change 2007, the only thing I can think of that I’d like to change is that I’d be taking stronger medication at the beginning of the school year.

And, now that that milestone is passed, what do I hope happens in 2008?

I’m hoping to stick by my resolutions of returning to vegetarianism and doing more yoga. I’m hoping to continue to enjoy my job, and to continue making money; I’m hoping to do well in my audition for Cornish and, of course, eventually get in. I’m hoping to continue the lovely relationship I have with my girlfriend, and also fly down to see her and her family at some point soon (and not to mention her best friend). I'm hoping to continue to strengthen the close friendships I've started forming this year. I’m hoping to actually get to celebrate my birthday this year instead of going to work, being off the continent, or attending a funeral. I’m hoping to write another novel, because it’s been too long since I have. I’m hoping to read more.

And I don’t really think it’s too much to ask.

(P.S. This moodtheme image makes me laugh. Obviously, this year my resolution should be to BLOW UP NEW YORK.)