Once again a brand new year has arisen. For some reason, it always feels a bit, odd to me. Right at the turn itself things didn’t really feel all that different, but when the realization of that turn actually starts to dawn there’s this odd little feeling, saying: hey, something’s different. Maybe it’s suddenly seeing that last little number at all the dates being a four instead of a three I’m so used to (not to mention remembering actually correctly filling in these numbers myself). Somehow that always looks a bit off and takes some time getting used to. Or maybe it’s just me and my mind being a bit loopy as usual, but whatever it is, I wish all of you the very best for the upcoming 365 days (and beyond, of course)! May 2014 bring you health, love, happiness, good fortune, creativity, and all that other good stuff you probably wouldn’t mind finding in a year! ^_^
So, I suppose I should be making some plans and new year’s resolutions… Better late than never, hmm? Well, ok, I definitely already have a couple and I think there two of them I’ll be especially sinking my teeth into this year.
The first marks a very exciting point in my life, because if all goes well I will finally be finishing my Anthropology Master’s in about two months from now. It’s a strange feeling, imagining not to actually be working on an education after all these years. Time to find a job, get to work… Weird! In any case, finishing my study this year is definitely a resolution I believe I can fulfil and man am I looking forward to it!
The other is also exciting and brings about the end of an era as well, albeit in a different way than the one above. It’s something I’ve already posted about earlier (especially yesterday): writing, writing, writing. This year I will be writing! A lot! After a long time of mostly inactivity on the front, I’m finally picking up my passion once again and getting back into the action. And it just feels so good! The last week-and-a-half has confirmed to me that this is something I still really love to do and now I have seen people outside of my personal circle who enjoy and appreciate what I do. Those are some very strong incentives to get on with this here resolution, if I do say so myself! And if I can expand it a little by working towards something like, oh, actual publication, all the better!
Anything else? Well, more consistent exercise comes to mind (hopefully it was just the holidays that made me slack off from that). And I do really want to start learn Arabic again. It’s been a while since my third year (of life that is), when I spoke it fluently, and being able to actually speak with my family in Lebanon would be so great. Learning it together with a friend who’s also interested in it would definitely offer extra encouragement (good thing I have one ^_^), so who knows… Maybe 2014 will finally be the year I get to it. That would be amazing! And aside from that, there’s probably a whole lot in the back of my head that I can’t really recall at the moment (yeah, like that doesn’t sound like getting out of it easily ^_^;), but I’m sure will be coming up at some point.
Now, everyone, please have a wonderful, wonderful year (or not, if you don’t want to :P)! Onwards to the next one!