New Years Thoughts

Wow.  Happy 2011 everyone!  It really feels like I was just celebrating 2010.  Where does time go?  I have to admit, I have mixed feelings when it comes to New Years.  The whole “New Years Resolution” thing has never made much sense to me, and I have honestly never made one.  This year is a little different though.  I really want to work on being a better, kinder and less selfish person.  I don’t really feel like that is a “resolution” per se, but it is something that I am going to strive toward.  It is so easy to become selfish in this world, and I have to admit that I am guilty as charged.  My goal is to become more aware of when I am being selfish, and try to change it.

Let’s reflect on 2010, shall we?  There are some things that I am not ready to talk about on the blog, but let’s just say 2010 has been life changing.  As quickly as it passed by, I can quite honestly say that I am not the same girl as I was one year ago.  So many wonderful, amazing things have happened in 2010:

  • I finished another year of graduate school, and truly fell in love with Audiology in the process;
  • I had some amazing off campus placements for school and in the process met some great people;
  • I gained one of my best friends and said good bye to her as well as she moved to Rochester, NY (don’t worry, I know I will see her again soon, she is one of the most inspirational people I know);
  • I spent a week in the Beautiful state of Colorado and met up with my best friend Jenn;
  • I had my friendship grow with Jenn too and realized how thankful I am to have her in my life (Okay, maybe this didn’t happen in 2010, but our friendship is stronger now!)
  • I met one of my very best friends, Brooke, who is constantly inspiring to me on a daily basis, my life will never be the same;
  • I fell in love
  • I had my heart broken, but in the process realized that everything truly happens for a reason, and there was a reason for that heart break.
  • I became closer to God.
  • I realized that life is very unpredictable and one must live in the moment instead of fretting about the future
  • I started to truly feel happy with myself and with my life.
  • I started smiling and laughing more
  • I became a better person
  • I gained at least 15 pounds, but it was 15 healthy pounds, and I feel a million times better
  • I fell in love with the states of Colorado and Arizona
  • I secured a fourth year externship placement for graduate school
  • I realized more than ever how important friends and family are to me
  • I became even closer to my best friend in the entire world, my mom.
  • I realize right now that I am talking about myself a lot, dang this selfishness….
  • AND many, many, many more things….

2010 really was an amazing year.  I definitely had my fair share of trials, but nothing that I can’t handle, and they made me a better and stronger person.

2011 is going to be a big year of change for me.  I am so ready and excited for the change, but also realize that in the process I am going to go through some difficult times, but the difficult times will once again make me  stronger.  Some amazing things are going to happen in 2011.  I already know it, and I really can’t wait!  Life is such a journey, but I couldn’t be more thankful for it.

Thanks for reading!  What are your 2011 goals?  What were some of your 2010 highlights?


About roadworthrunning

I am a 20-something graduate student pursuing my Doctorate of Audiology. It is a 4 year program, and I am currently in my fourth year, which is an off campus externship year. I will be spending it in a new place, Arizona! I will blog about food, health, exercise and life! Come along with me on my journey.
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