From December 2010:
“2010 seems hard to beat, but I think 2011 is up to the challenge.
Next year will see more marathons (or, at least one); the halfway point of my grad school career; five weddings within a three month period (plus another one over Labor Day); hopefully the completion of my birthday list; and a potential trip to Buenos Aires.
I can’t wait to see what else 2011 has up its sleeve.”
- That potential trip to Buenos Aires turned out to be a beautiful reality. It was relaxing, warm, and amazing to meet so much of BNF’s family and friends. And my Spanish was passable, so I’ll count that part a success.
- I didn’t fully complete my birthday list, but I did come up with a new one for 26 that I’m slowly working my way through.
- The weddings were fantastic. We danced and ate and celebrated fairly consistently from March through June (and then in September).
- At this point, I only have one semester left of grad school, and this past semester was the best one so far.
- And as for the marathons…well, I grossly underestimated how many I’d be doing in 2011.
- But the best surprise of all of 2011 was the proposal. Talk about having something up your sleeve!
2010 was a hard act to follow, but 2011 did just fine. And 2012 has a clear advantage, because how could I not be excited about the year in which I get married and get my M.A.?
I love making resolutions, mostly because I love making to-do lists, but at the same time I haven’t really made any these past few years, and things seems to be falling nicely into place. So I think I’ll stick with that method.
No resolutions, just happy years.