It’s a New Year and with it comes a fresh opportunity to shape our world.
So this is my wish, a wish for me as much as it is a wish for you: in the world to come, let us be brave – let us walk into the dark without fear, and step into the unknown with smiles on our faces, even if we’re faking them.
And whatever happens to us, whatever we make, whatever we learn, let us take joy in it. We can find joy in the world if it’s joy we’re looking for, we can take joy in the act of creation.
So that is my wish for you, and for me. Bravery and joy.
– Neil Gaiman
Happy New Year to you all! I’m so terrified and excited about this year, and I’m so happy it’s finally here. 73 days till I find out where I’m supposed to live for the next 4 to 5 years! I’m also going to be so relieved to be done with school for once and for all. I’ve worked extremely hard for this medical degree, and I’m going be pretty damn proud of myself while I walk on stage for it this May.
I spent the transition from 2012 to 2013 with Ember, Catalyst and Dreamer. Ember spent the weekend visiting friends so I picked him up in the morning, and while at Walgreens to pick up cold medicine for Catalyst, I couldn’t resist the half off Christmas decorations…. Say hello to my tiny fiber optics tree! (I thought the optics looked tacky so I decorated it with a single string of 100 lights.)
After Catalyst and I made breakfast, we finally exchanged gifts, which went really well, especially considering it was our first time all buying each other gifts! Then we played a cooperative video game (Dead Island. Yup, zombies), and then there was downtime before the New Year’s party hosted by the triad whose party two years ago is how I met Catalyst. :)
All in all, I think we all had a good day and night, and I’m looking forward to doing this again in some fashion next year. And maybe next year I’ll get to decorate earlier and less haphazardly!