2011 was quite a year.
I left my first post-college job in DC. Ok, that was 2010, but November 2010, so close enough. I went to another job. I became sad. I blamed it on a quarter-life crisis. I got into LSE. I decided to go. I quit my job and booked a one-way ticket to South America. I made flower beds out of poo on a Hare Krishna farm. I perfected my yoga handstand. I temporarily gave up alcohol and caffeine…for the most part. I witnessed absolute silence in the driest desert in the world. I became happy. I broke my foot and spent a summer in Chicago catching up with old friends and hobbling around with my family and my dog. I flew to London. I fell in love with a new city. I started classes. I learned how to juggle school work, consulting work, internship work, and pub work. I met a group of wonderful Latinas + non Latinas. I became comfortable speaking in Spanish for the first time ever. I went to Sweden and ate the best fish. I went to Belgium and ate the best chocolate. I knitted my first scarf. I went to NYC. I went to DC. I turned 27.
I’m not where I thought I would be a year ago, and I’m grateful for that.
My 2012 “Resolutions”
1. Do Zumba once a week. It’s baller. Also, say baller a lot.
2. Read at least 3 articles in the FT every day ALL THE WAY THROUGH WITHOUT CHECKING FACEBOOK/TWITTER/EMAIL.
3. Pass my exams with minimal time spent freaking out.
4. Get a job in London. Or anywhere.
5. Learn how to travel with progressively less stuff.
6. Stop worrying about the Mayan 2012 prophecy.
7. Stop worrying about “getting closer” to 30. You still get carded all. the. time.
8. Say hi to people in class you don’t know except via Facebook. Dumb. Make an effort.
9. Keep doing something with this blog. I don’t know if a baking blog is feasible, given a) lack of understanding of Celsius and symbols on oven and b) lack of funds to bake goods. Perhaps there is an alternative thematic solution. “Adventures in dissertation” writing. No. Ideas welcome.
10. Continue to be happy.
Happy New Year’s friends.
xx <—British influence