Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Not to be negative, but today is typically one of my least favorite days of the year. December 31st and January 1st are one day away, just like any other day of the year, but the idea of “saying goodbye” to 2011 makes me sad. 2011 was a year of change for me, it was the first year since I was 4 years old that I wasn’t a student. From January-May I student taught 3 different grades in 2 different schools. I would wake up early and go to bed late, created lesson plans and assessments at the same time that I was trying to enjoy my last semester of college with my friends. In June I visited Athens and the Greek Islands with my boyfriend, that was such a fun trip and it has put me in the mood to travel again. After the trip started my collection of different jobs to finish off the year. I worked my lifeguarding job for my fifth and final year, I was a Business Development intern at foursquare from August-October, I’m currently working retail, and I ended the year with two internships that start in January. I also applied to the Teachers College, so there are lots of possible opportunities in my future and I’m excited to see how it all pans out.
I rarely have resolutions for the New Year, but as this year draws to a close I wanted to mention a few things I plan to do next year. Here are my goals for 2012:
- Never start a sentence with “I Think”
- Stop using the word “try”
- Attend more MeetUp’s and take more Skillshare classes
- Continue this blog and strengthen my writing.
These are simple tasks that I know I can do. I can’t promise you I will exercise everyday or have greater patience, but I know I can do these things.
So goodbye 2011, like all years there were some incredible events along the way. 2012 will be a huge year as well, the US presidential election just being one of the many things that will happen. I look forward to seeing how things pan out and I am so thankful for everyone that has made 2011 so special for me and for others. I hope 2012 is just as special.