I found a neat page that had some questions to ask yourself as you enter 2015. I thought why the hell not? and jumped on it. I’m pretty glad I did. My first post can be found here and the post with all the questions can be found here. Go and do it! I dare you.
- What was your most common mental state this year (e.g. excited, curious, stressed)? I’m not going to lie, it was probably stressed. Ha. It was a good kind of stressed though. It meant that I was being challenged in the ways that I need to be challenged. I just hope that I can continue to be pushed at my new university as well 🙂
- Was there anything you did for the very first time in your life this year? Yes! I hadn’t been on a “proper date” until this year, and now I can say that I have well and truly checked that off my list 😀 Hooray!
- What was your favourite moment spent with your friends? Um, how about all of them?
- What major goal did you lay the foundations for? Pass? I feel like the change to my new university could be the tipping point. I will definitely be putting some long-term goals in place if I love it in Auckland.
- Which worries turned out to be completely unnecessary? “Holy crap, I’m going to be poor for the rest of my life.” Cue the student loan and the “I’m going to be broke” worries completely disappeared…until I remembered that I have to pay it back at some point. That’s okay, because I plan on being a millionaire by the time I’m thirty 😉
- What experience would you love to do all over again? Like I said in my other post, I would love to be able to create a company or idea and pitch it to people. I loved, loved, loved the first experience and hopefully it’ll continue to be like that for the rest of my college life.
- What was the best gift you received? I don’t want to sound like a spoilt brat, but it was probably my MacBook Air. I don’t know where I would be without this machine. He is my soul mate and my one true love. #dontneednoman
- How did your overall outlook on life evolve? I’ve probably become less focused on the future. I’m not too worried about it now. Things will work out for the best, even if it doesn’t seem to be that way at the time. However, I also believe that good things don’t come to those who wait; good things come to people who go and work their asses off.
- What was the biggest problem you solved? Probably the one related to money: just get a loan and forget about it until you have to pay it back. Ha. You should definitely
notlisten to my advice 😉
- What was the funniest moment of your year, one that still makes it hard not to burst out laughing when you think about it? It’s not really funny, but I was so sick that I got slightly delirious and was surprised to find that I had nipples. Yep. #youhearditherefirst
- What purchase turned out to be the best decision ever? Slippers. My house was so cold and my feet would freeze. I probably saved myself from a level two frostbite.
- What one thing would you do differently and why? I would probably voice my frustrations/feelings before they got out of hand…and stand up for myself.
- What do you deserve a pat on the back for? I kept saying that I was going to set people on fire (not really) for not doing something that they said they were going to do. Well, those people are still breathing and not singed at all, so I think I deserve a pat on the back/high five/medal for that one.
- What activities made you lose track of time? Blogging. This is definitely one of the most time-consuming things that I have done all year. I get so caught up in writing posts, editing posts, emailing people and reading other blogs that three hours can fly by in the blink of an eye. No joke. I might be a little addicted to blogging, but that’s not a bad thing 😉
- What did you think about more than anything else? Well, that would be telling 😉 Ha. No, I thought a lot of things I should be doing, but they were almost always based from what others were doing. I didn’t have to do it, but I thought I should. I did a lot of comparing myself to others this year. Gah. It was a bad, bad trap that I fell into.
I also thought about other more “adult” stuff, but I thought it was best to not graphically describe that.
- What topics did you most enjoy learning about? Believe it or not, but I really loved learning about management. I bitched about it a lot (to my friends) but I truly loved it.
- What new habits did you cultivate? Eating breakfast in the morning. I used to skip breakfast and then have a binge at the end of the day. I finally managed to fix that. Hallelujah.
- What advice would you give your early 2014 self if you could? Breathe. Everything will fall into place. I was stressed after waiting to hear back from Lancaster then I was stressed about finding money in six months then I was stressed from hating my degree and trying to change my enrolment in two weeks. It was stress-city this year. Hopefully next year brings a nice change.
- Did any parts of your self or your life do a complete 180 this year? Um, yes. I went from studying linguistics to having a major in PR, then to changing my university altogether. I went from dating someone who was twenty-six to thirty-eight to having “no expectations” over the summer, say what? I went from hating university to absolutely loving it. I went from being a vegetarian back to being a meat-eater. I also went from being a gym bunny to a lazy bitch (whoops).
- What or who had the biggest positive impact on your life this year? I’m gonna be cliché and say my momma 😉 She always manages to surprise me and supports me in anything I want to do
mainly because she knows I’m going to do it with or without her blessing.