Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hello New Decade

This is the last post of 2009, so it will be extra sappy and nostalgic.

Oh man, it feels like it was the beginning of 2009 just yesterday. So many wonderful things happened this year, like Model United Nations, meeting Dietrich, getting my first boyfriend, visiting New York City with my fellow band dorks.

Oh, and I also turned 17!

Despite my own happiness, I am constantly reminded that not everyone is as lucky as I am to have such a great life. So, what am I going to do about this? To be honest, probably nothing at the moment. Like most others, I'll probably just go on with my life, donate some food and clothing once in a while, nothing monumental. Hopefully, one day when I'm older, I'll be able to give back to the world from which I have taken so much.

For now, I'll just concentrate on making myself a better person. You probably don't recall this (hell, even I forgot), but I had two resolutions for 2009: smile more, and be less shy. I'm proud to say that I have done my best to accomplish those two goals, and yes, I have smiled more and have been more outgoing. I don't think I've been asked "What's wrong" as often, and I have made a conscientious effort to get to know people better.

The goals I had for 2009 can never be fully achieved in my case; I feel that I will always have the opportunity to smile more, and be more social. Therefore, they will remain long term goals. My goals for 2010 are more short term, and they are:

1. Go to bed earlier, preferably before 11:30pm every night.

2. Get into a good university by working hard for a high average.

With that, I wish everyone the best of luck in the upcoming year! Wherever you are tonight, remember that there are 6.7 billion others that are celebrating the same event. Happy new year everyone :)


13 comments so far.

  1. Kaylee on December 31, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Notice how the first boyfriend is the only "wonderful thing" without an entry? Tell us more!! :P

    I loved your simple resolutions last year... Good luck with your new ones! And happy new year :D

  2. Manda on December 31, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    I agree with Kaylee; tell us about this boyfriend!

    Your resolutions seem awesome and very achievable. :D

  3. Shiying! on December 31, 2009 at 5:49 PM

    Waugh! 2009 is a year I'd like to pretend did not exist for me. Unfortunately, the rest of the world does not agree.

    Yes Regina, tell us more about this boyfriend! ;)

  4. Adam on January 1, 2010 at 12:56 AM

    Those are pretty good long-term goals; good luck with them! I also have a long-term goal of being more outgoing :-)

    And good luck with your 2010 goals; they seem pretty achievable!

  5. chervalier on January 1, 2010 at 3:55 AM

    i is jealous about your having such a good life lol. december 2009 was a crappy month for me that made 2009 suck balls but hey glad you had a great year =)

    may 2010 be good for all of us! Good luck with getting into a good university and trying to sleep early, heh.

  6. Aisling on January 1, 2010 at 8:54 AM

    I love your short term goals. I think with resolutions it's good to think BIG of course, but it's also important to have goals that are actually measurable, and that you can tell if you've actually accomplished within the year. Stuff like "be a generally better person" for example... well, you can be generally better, but not ALL the time. How does one measure that?

  7. Marbles on January 1, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    so yeah new year yay. we graduate this year. we start university this year. also on that note i don't think you have to worry, you're going to get in everywhere you apply, you're a genius.

    also yeah come tell us about this boyfriend, i mean i know him but all the other readers should be allowed to know him also. lol.

    have a great new year, see you when school starts again

  8. Clem on January 1, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    Your goals seem achievable, and definitely worthwhile. :D I hope you fulfill them, and have an awesome 2010 while doing so!

    And I echo everyone else - tell us more about your boyfriend! *nosy*

  9. Justin on January 4, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Congrats on achieving your two resolutions from last year. Not many people actually stay committed through the whole year, so bravo! Ah, well, good luck working on your goals for this year. I hope you get into a great university.... I feel like the sleeping one might be a little bit easier. lol

  10. clairessa on January 7, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    model u.n. = awesome :)

    and i loved your blog.

    my nyr are also to be more social and maybe smile more since people tell me i look evil apparently lol.

  11. Cindy on January 9, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    Congratulations on making huge progress with your '09 resolutions; 2009 sounds like it was a fulfilling year for you! I hope this year's goals will be just as successful. :)

  12. Britney on January 11, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Such a spirited post. :) The world needs more optimism & more people like you.

    I try to be thankful for everything that I have, because I know there are far more less fortunate people. Since I'm a clothes freak, I plan to go through and get rid of all my old clothes. Instead of just throwing them out, I want to give them to people who could use them. Especially since there is nothing wrong with them. I just grew tired of wearing them.

  13. Sean on January 19, 2010 at 12:01 AM

    2009 may have been awesome for you, but just think that 2010 is when you'll turn 18, and (I assume) graduate high school, so it will be a good year as well. Happy New Year.

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