Seriously, how is it that each year passes by quicker than the last?
This time of the year always finds me reflecting on where I am and where I want to be. I can't complain about 2007. Things are marching in the right direction finally. It's weird because usually at New Year's I have a long list of things I want to do differently in the coming year. But for the first time I feel quite at peace this New Year's Eve. I'm at a pretty good place.
Yet since old habits die hard I have to include my areas of improvement for next year:
1.) The only area of my life that I feel needs a lot of improvement is my health. I am trying hard not to gain too much weight with the pregnancy since I was already a good 30-40 lbs over my ideal weight. I really need to devote some time & energy into being in shape, ideally before the baby but it might not really happen until afterwards. I'll keep taking it one day at a time and just try to make better choices every day.
2.) Music!! It's been an up and down year on my oboe, but the last few days I have felt more motivated again. I was fearing that I had permanently lost my will to play but realized that this down phase is definitely temporary when I found myself daydreaming about playing in an orchestra. It might take longer, but it will happen someday.
3.) The only other thing I want to change is to get more organized. I am confident this will be taken care of as part of the nesting thing. I have plans to reorganize things in our house because I know that if I don't do that before the baby comes, it will never be done. I can't afford to still be disorganize once school starts because it will add a lot of unnecessary stress to my life.
So basically my goals are to keep working on the things I am working on, just in a more consistent fashion.
I wish everyone the very best for 2008. May it a wonderful year for you too!
And I will leave you with a little survey:
1. Will you be looking for a new job?
Sort of. If going back to school full-time for something completely new counts.
2. Will you be looking for a new relationship?
3. New house?
Nah, we're comfy here for now.
4. What will you do different in 2008?
I will try to be more organized. Otherwise things might get ugly. Also, less procrastination would be nice.
5. New Years resolution?
To get back into shape.
6. What will you not be doing in 2008?
Working!!! After March or so anyway . . .
7. Any trips planned?
Not for 2008.
8. Wedding plans?
Been there, done that.
9. What's on your calendar?
An April 22nd due date . . .
10. What can't you wait for?
See number 9 . . .
11. What would you like to see happen different?
Less family drama would be nice.
12. What about yourself will you be changing?
God willing, I'll become a mommy. I'll also become a medical student.
13. What happened in '07 that you didn't think would ever happen?
I took the MCAT, applied to medical schools, and got accepted into two so far.
14. Will you be nicer to the people you care about?
I will need to be LOL!
15. Will you dress differently this year than you did in 07?
Yes, I am hoping to look a bit more polished.
16. Will you start or quit drinking?
I hope restart drinking. Now that I can't have any I randomly crave wine, beer, piña coladas, mai tais, or drambuie.
17. Will you have better relationship with your family?
I am praying for it.
18. Will you do charity work?
Probably some free clinic volunteering.
19. Will you go to bars?
Perhaps, though unlikely. Maybe as part of those socializing events at school. Never been into bars.
20. Will you be nice to people you don't know?
I always try to be.
21. Do you expect 2008 to be a good year for you?
2008 is going to be HUGE year for me. Many old dreams will be coming true.
22. How much did you change from this time last year till now?
I *finally* got my shit together.
23. Do you plan on having a child?
Why now that you ask, yes.
24. Will you still be friends with the same people you are friends with now?
Yes and will probably make a handful of new friends at school.
25. Major lifestyle changes?
Hmm, let me see . . . a newborn and medical school. Oh yeah. Major lifestyle changes . . .
26. Will you be moving?
Didn't we go over this already. No. But I will be going into the City every weekday again, so it might feel like we're moving back to my parents'.
27. What will you make sure doesn't happen in 2008 that happened in '07?
Getting stepped on by pushy people.
28. What are your New Years Eve plans?
Hang out with the family and then perhaps with some friends.
29. Will you have someone to kiss at midnight?
30. Wish for 2008:
Health and happiness for everyone!