And thanks for all the fish. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist sneaking that in.)
Personally, I never got the whole hype people have about counting down to the end of the year and rejoicing over the start of another new cycle. It’s not as though the sun wouldn’t rise if you didn’t ritually sacrifice enough humans, yes, I’m looking at you, you Aztec folks with your 52 year cycles.
But yeah, 2013 was a pretty good year, I guess. I graduated quietly, after 3 years of university, and left before I got plagued with the honour of writing a thesis. I did enjoy my time in school, it was pretty relaxed and though I didn’t particularly enjoy most of the texts that I had to read, I did like learning new stuff here and there.
I also held my first birthday soiree for the first time in my life, because we don’t really do birthday celebrations in my household. It’s not really an achievement to be expelled from your mother’s birth canal, you know. In fact, most of the hard work was done by your mother… so it should be more of an extra Mother’s Day, haha.
Then I slacked around, doing whatever I want, whenever I want. My main source of income mostly came from pestering children and teenagers about their crappy grammar and spelling, and laughing over silly compositions and comprehension answers.
Well, I did expand my social circle here and there, with a couple of new friends and new faces in my life. I’m not one for people, but I suppose one can hardly expect to sail through life competently without the aid of others.
I’m not the type to make New Year resolutions, because they never work. If there’s something you want to do, well, why are you bothering to take the time to make a resolution instead of getting straight to it, you know?
That said, I know I shall be making little changes here and there in my own lifestyle, because starting small is more reasonable and doable than expecting a complete upheaval. And well, I guess it’s time to grow up a little because hey, I’m really going to be needing to find a proper job already. You can’t walk around telling people that you’re 23 and you’re still bumming around at home. (Well, you can do that but… not with the kind of mother I have!)
An astrology website that I frequent has these words to say of the new year: ‘basically everything triggers the Zap Zone (Uranus square Pluto) this year and particularly until June. Time to get it ON and just bring it with your strongest performance’