Some things don’t change. Old habits die hard, whether they are good or bad. Already in the first 4 hours of this year, I regret to admit that I’ve fallen into some of my old traps. I don’t know what it will take for me to stop doing dumb stuff, or for me to stop thinking that I do too much dumb stuff.
Some things are reaffirmed. Connecting and reconnecting with old friends is something I’ve been more than happy to do this winter break.
A lot is changing. It’s a weird point in my life, or at least my college career, when I really don’t know which way I’m going to go. I’m wildly spinning around looking at the crossroads trying to decide.
I’m taking on bigger things. My plans that had already been packed to the brim now has a few more things stuffed in. I don’t know if I can do it all. Perhaps I’ll overreach again, and be pushed back down to my place. Perhaps I will better learn the meaning and lessons of failure.
2011 was… a year. Every year of my more mature life has had its ups and downs. So I won’t call this a bad year by any measure. It was a fantastic year, by all positive measures. I will call it a transition year, perhaps. A lot has been changing, a lot of things are different. Time and Space have serious effects on relationships.
Extended post to come later on, perhaps.
Finally, I am again very grateful for the friends I am blessed to have. I got to spend my New Year’s Eve with some of the best ones, and I look forward to spending time with my other close friends, old and new, too this new year.
Summer at UCI is gonna be very fresh this year. Wishing the best to the Mints :)