Do you know what today is? I mean, APART from the first day of 2013 (Happy New Year everyone, by the way).
Today is the first day I have not been a student in over 20 years.
Let’s just take a moment for that to sink in, yes?
20 years of always being affiliated with a school, of being enrolled, of learning and learning and studying and testing and moving forward. And now I am so blessedly not. So I think that’s my new year’s resolution numero uno: relish every day in this freedom from academia that I chose.
Aaaaah sweet sweet freedom.
I’ve been thinking about other resolutions, too. At the risk of being clichéd, some are health and fitness related. I’d like to start strength training more (which is to say, start strength training at all). I also want to re-evaluate my relationship with desserts (once again) and try to cut back on them when we go out to eat. As far as non-health-related resolutions go, I will also try to take time every day to be grateful, for my life, my happiness, my luck.
I did not post much these past two weeks because Angus and I were busy visiting our parents and–can you believe?–I didn’t open my computer once the entire time we were away. But a few exciting developments happened. I received (and accepted) a job offer (I start at the end of this month, but I think it’s probably best I don’t share any other details about it on my blog) and Angus and I booked a trip to Argentina (we leave on Saturday (!)). It really is a time of change all of a sudden.