I may only have fulfilled about half of my goals for 2012, as I outlined in this post for the New Year holiday, but I got a hell of a lot done. While I didn’t save quite as much money as I would have liked, didn’t get as much done with my creative writing as I had hoped, and didn’t make all of the travels that I listed, I did manage to make a wonderful trip to the east coast, finish my last semester of college with exemplary grades, line up a couple big-girl-jobs for post-grad life, and grow more passionate and confident with the career paths I hope to one day carve my own way into. Not only that, but I also decided to get married.
2013 is going to be a big year for me. A year of firsts. A year of growing up. Of hopefully making progress towards my dreams. Probably a year of some strife I cannot foresee.
And I can’t wait. There is so much to look forward to:
- Starting a new job
- Getting a foot in the door at the local book publisher
- A road trip to Denver to hang out with best friends
- Taylor Swift concert!
- Attend commencement with my classmates
- Family vacation in San Diego
- My wedding.
- Seeing all the family that will be in town for the event
- Moving into our own place
- Being home for the fall season for the first time in four years
And who knows what surprises will crop up along the way?
I have to remind myself that in all of the excitement of my life right now, I need to also be sure to remember to take a step back, and just appreciate it all.
So this post is the first that I am making in 2013, the first I am making as a college graduate, and hopefully the first of many more to come in the next year. Because now is the time for me to work even harder towards my dreams of becoming a writer.
Thank you to all those faithful readers who have not terribly chastised me on my hiatus, yet have constantly pushed me to keep up my work. You’re the reason why I love this.