Reflecting over the past year is a somewhat painful, yet an empowering cogitation. This change to a new year will do nothing for me unless I allow my own thoughts, skills, understandings, and experiences to push me to new heights. How lucky am I to have this time in my life that I can focus on self-improvement and development?! I am glad this past year happened but I am also glad that a new one is beginning. And I will tell you one thing: I have no idea where the heck 2012 will lead me. No idea.
Some 2011 highlights:
I learned how to sail. It was glorious and I will take anyone sailing with me if you want to go!
I totally learned how to wakeboard. Check out those skillz. I loved it so darn much. I love Lake Powell. Let’s go again soon!!
I went to California twice! Once for a beautiful wedding in Santa Barbara with beautiful people.
Twice for some San Francisco and Palo Alto job interviews. Love life.
I reported for KBYU and BYUtv all year long with an awesome internship with KSL’s Studio 5 in between. I worked on insane deadlines and surprised myself with what I was able to get accomplished. I proved a lot to myself. I ended it all by producing and over-seeing an entire show of BYU Weekly. You can check out our best-of episode here. Here I am bossing my boss around for the show:
Another cool thing was that I started and finished the entire Communications program in the year. They put me on the Dean’s List and they gave me lots of A’s. That was nice of them! And then I got to graduate!
So, this year was incredibly amazing. But, don’t be fooled, it was really rough. I am ready and excited to move forward. There is no reason for me to look back on this year, unless it is on fond memories. The past is to be learned from. I have learned so much this past year and I am grateful for it. But here is to looking forward! Realizing that God has the power and the ability to bless me BETTER! love that. I am completely different person from this past year and all of my collective experiences.
2012 is going to be great.
Here are some of my resolutions for the new year:
Hi-res: Get a really great paying job in an interesting city, where there are good grocery stores and good yoga studios.
low-res: Get a job at Anthropologie, but in a cool city.
Hi-res: Resolve to read one book a month.
Low-res: Resolve to finish “The Count of Monte Cristo”.
Hi-res: Resolve to go religiously, master the head/handstands, and get super bendy.
Low-res: Resolve to go more. (I already go lots though:))
Hi-res: Resolve to get an instructor and actually develop some talent that I can go out and confidently play.
Low-res: Resolve to play with some friends and, who cares, just have fun with it.
Obviously, I’ll be going for the hi-resolutions.
I also want to finish reading the Book of Mormon in Spanish, I want to continue to open my heart to others, I want to work on my friendship with some very important people in my life. I want to go to all the weddings that I have to go to in 2012 (lots). I want to surprise myself again this next year; but improving my intellect, my social skills, and my understanding of the gospel. Overall, I want more personal charm and a positive disposition towards this life.
Wow, I can’t believe I blogged about so much! My inspiration was this fine lady.
If nothing, watch this video: