Hi. It's been a long time. Have you lost weight? Done something different with your hair? You just look so different.
I was originally going to make a post about 2013, and what happened during the past year. I decided against it for a few reasons, though. Mostly because 2013 was so shitty (as it seemed like it was for pretty much everyone I know), I don't think 2013 deserves a recap. So, I'm going to focus on 2014! :)
New Years Eve was pretty fun. I worked for about 12 hours that day, which wasn't as fun. I got sucked into a few TV shows when I got home, and ended up watching TV with my dad until 9:00. After that, I got ready to go spend the New Year at Grant and Anita's place, and ended up playing/watching other people play board games until about 1:00 a.m. I got to have New Years Day breakfast and shopping with Ana (<3), which was great! We haven't been shopping together in forever.
During breakfast, we ended up talking about what we want to happen during this new year. I'm not going to call them resolutions or goals; I'm choosing to call them wishes. These are things that I would very much like to happen, and hopefully my wishes will come true!
I want to travel more this year, and with trips to Chicago and Virginia planned later in the year, I am looking forward to it! I've never been to Virginia, but it's been a dream of mine to go for about 20 years. I'm making it happen this year. I want to continue to do well in school, and I've decided to try and pursue grad school. I will need to start studying for the GMAT/GRE exam soon; hopefully I can get accepted into CSU's program! I want to start getting back into shape, and I'm hoping to lose at least 40 pounds this year. I am going to start doing yoga with Ana and Jake on Sundays, so that should motivate me a little more. I want to win NaNo for the third year in a row this year, and hopefully finish one of my two previous novels! I want to continue saving money, and I'm going to try and put another $3000.00 into my savings account. If I can manage it, I also want to pay off my car, too.
My biggest wishes this year are to spend more time with the people I care about, and to find romance. With Shannon's passing back in March, I've realized that life is very short and precious. I think about and miss her every day, but I know she wouldn't want me to stop following my dreams. I'm not about to go crazy and spend all of my money or anything, but there are some things I'm now planning and doing that I wouldn't have even thought about before. I want to share my life and experiences with my friends and family, and hopefully find someone I can connect with in a romantic way. :)
2014 is going to be a good year.
P.S. I just finished tagging this post, and I don't think I was thorough enough. I think this deserves a few more tags. /joking