Saturday, January 1, 2011

XXMI

At the end of the year or at the start of a new one it’s expected that one must reflect on the year that has past and focus on how they’ll improve on themselves or their lives. I wish I could say I’m any different but I like to take this time to think and reflect too.

I know this might sound like a get out clause but I think my year will really start at the beginning of February. You see, as a university student, my life revolves around the academic year and semesters. My second semester of my second year will start at the end of January. Until then I’ll mainly keep doing what I’m doing as I have exams to revise for and making any giant pledges would be depressing as I know I wouldn’t be able to keep them.

I’ve had an amazing year, it’s gone by too quickly and I wish I savoured some of the moments more, but one shouldn’t dwell on the past. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with my friends - making new friends, and making stronger bonds with old friends. I enjoyed the result I got at the end of what was generally a stressful first year at university, and I hope I can make myself proud, as well as those supporting me, this year. I realised I’m good at my job this year, and that made me happy. And meeting people who are good colleagues and even greater friends really topped off that feeling.

I went on holiday this year, mainly in my own country, but sometimes it’s not where you go, it’s the companionship that goes with you that counts. I had the pleasure of spending time with a woman who I grew to adore, who told great stories and who I will greatly miss and who will creep into my mind every so often. I had the pleasure of spending time with someone I love, someone who I will continue to love and care about this year.

I’m also grateful to still have my parents and sister at the start of this year. Last year so many people lost those closest to them, and I hope I will spend time with those I love and continue to appreciate them.

All in all, I count myself lucky for the year I did have, and it’s nice to know that I have people around me who care about me and think as highly of me as I do them. They’re the people who I know will get me through 2011, and the ups and downs that I’m bound to go through.

I’ve got many resolutions that I hope to keep. Most of which are to make my university life easier and take some of the pressure off from my life as a whole. As well as blogging more as I know I’ve made promises I’ve not kept but hopefully that’ll improve once I organise myself and make more time for everything including my hobbies. I won’t go into all my resolution because I’d hate to bore you all more than I have.

So, to round this up, I want to wish you all a very happy and healthy year. I hope all your dreams and aspirations come true and that 2011 lives up to your expectations.

Also, no one puts on a New Year’s party like London, baby!

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