2011 is going to be the new 2010Posted: December 30, 2010
In these past days leading up to the new year, most bloggers have been recapping their favorite parts of 2010 and outlining what they look forward to the most in 2011.
At first, I was frustrated. Why can’t we simply embrace the present moment and celebrate who we are in the here and now?
It dawned on me, however, that we are nothing without considering our pasts and have nothing to look forward to without considering our futures.
This year has changed me more than any other year of my (albeit young) life.
I squeezed in as many memories with friends as I could into my last semester of college.
I joined the blogging community:
I made a commitment to move beyond the vicious cycle of an eating disorder.
I earned my Bachelor’s of Arts in English and began the (excruciatingly hard) transition to the real world:
I went to D.C. and N.Y.C. through my summer job:
I learned important lessons, such as:
…it is not necessary, nor is it advisable, to consume an entire pot of coffee at two A.M. I don’t care if you’re thirsty. I don’t care if it sounds good. I don’t care if it’s organic, fair trade, locally grown, brewed with the sparkling tears of virgin unicorns from Narnia. Put that shit down.
I met The Coach, who quickly became one of my dearest and most beloved friends:
I said goodbye to my forever roommate:
But I’m saying HELLO to the wonderful things 2011 is going to bring, the places it’s going to take me, and the woman it’s going to make me.
For today, though, I’m going to cherish the moment I have in my hands. Who knows if today could be a day that hugely influences the grand scheme of the upcoming year?