Yes, this is a bit late.
Ok fine, it's really late. But just like everything else I've done in life, it's better late than never.
The past couple of day I've been to other blogs and I've seen new year's resolutions, summaries of the past year, and others just kinda highlighted random stuff and said their expectations.
I have only one expectation of 2009: I hope to GOD it's better than 2008.
Let ME tell you, 2008 was an annoying year. From having to deal with the greatest drop in my GPA ever, to dealing with too many close cousins or friends getting married and leaving and a bunch of other stuff that I assure you would completely make you sympathetic to my cause. Perhaps you would even create a fund in my name.
But on the plus side, I'm alive, healthy, and relatively happy. So I do have that to be grateful to God. And most of my family and friends are relatively healthy. I did get to go to India and see my grandmother. She might not remember me or recognize me anymore but at least I was able to see her, if not my grandfather. I was able to attend three cousin's weddings, and one's engagement, if not the weddings of another two cousins (maybe the actual problem is I have too many cousins ). Sure my GPA suffered, but at least I'm almost done with school.
The highlights of this past year, besides visiting India and seeing my family, would have to include the amazing 'surprise' birthday party my incredible friends pulled off. And, my cat is always a highlight of my life.
(Yes, there is a chance I might grow up to be the crazy cat lady from Simpsons
Agh ahugh menawow Aghgwagawaaa!!!)
Okay, mehhhh, last year wasn't sooo bad. But I'm still glad it's over. There's a chance I could do much better this year insh'Allah (An Islamic Phrase- Arabic for God willing-please God, please !!)
My resolutions for 2009??? None
I'm not like you yearly resolutioners (hmm I think it may ACTUALLY be a word!!) who decide they are gonna lose 15 pounds this year, or be amazing at something. I like facing reality head on, not come to terms with it at the end of the year. Not saying you won't actually successfully complete your resolution, there's always those few that are annoyingly good at everything.
I'm just saying the little cycle of setting a resolution, and failing, so changing your resolution to something lower, still failing, setting it so low it's embarrassing and still failing- is now a thing of the past!!! Don't worry, soon enough you'll mature and hit the same conclusion as me. Just don't bother with it. Go to bed at 9:30 on New Year's Eve (yes I skipped a New Year's party for a chance to sleep super early) for the first time in the year and wake up the next morning and laugh at your friends' resolutions for the past and new year.
Sounds like a great plan to me.