This year has been insane, monumental… overwhelming. Two of the Podcasts from the Maximum Fun network both celebrated 2012 as a year for getting things done, and getting yours. “My Brother, My Brother, and Me” embraced 2012 as 20-does, in which they encouraged people to “get it done.” On “Jordan, Jesse Go!” the hosts declared the motto of 2012 “More Powerful Than Ever: Going Ape.”
Last year probably represents the biggest changes I’ve ever had... it was a huge amount of life experience crammed into a tiny year and I’m overwhelmed and burnt out by all of it. It’s as if I played catch up and then jumped ahead of where I should have been all within the same few months.
I’m not sure how to describe the total of what happened in 2012 in any kind of coherent way. I’m the same person I was a year ago in most ways, but at the same time I feel very different from even six months ago.
In 2012, I entered my first long term relationship; purchased by first new car; got a promotion to a much more exciting and high paying position, and purchased a my first home which marks the first time living on my own..
There is nothing really much more to say. I took got extremely lucky with some of it, and most of it I just pushed forward and took what I wanted.
Of course, some things suffered. I haven’t posted a blog post on Otaku in Review since October and haven’t been writing much outside of the “HEY LOOK AT MY HOUSE” posts on this blog. I also haven’t been seeking out any photography in the last few months…other than “ OH HEY, I BOUGHT A HOUSE.” Those hobbies have been replaced with learning how to paint and maintain a condo that is mine now… also paying for it.
I also kind of… let my diet fall apart at the end of the year with all the holidays and other distractions. So I’m at the weight I was when 2012 started. So the year 2013 will be the year that I not only endeavor to drop to my goal weight but hopefully learn how to adopt healthy eating habits. Low-carb dieting is how I lost the bulk of my weight but that really isn’t how I want to eat for the rest of my life.
So the general things I promise myself to do every year still stand. Fix my sleep schedule; which is a constant problem; get better organized, write more, take more photographs, and lose weight.
I do want to add another goal to this year: Go completely paperless. Not in getting rid of books or other such things but scanning mail and getting rid of it, moving to digital notebooks exclusively, using Evernote to transmit hand written notes. I don’t think “going paperless” means getting rid of all paper, but hand written notes should be catalogued digitally and then destroyed because there is no effective way to store and search it. So that is what I’m going to work on accomplishing this year: dump as much paper from my life as possible.
Happy New Year! Hope your 2012 was as great as mine and I hope you accomplish your goals for 2013!