When I entered 2011, I had high hopes. Everything that was changing seemed like a positive thing - new job, new home with Brendan, new life here in Boston. But everything changed pretty quickly when Brendan got very sick in the summer and spent time in the hospital on and off through the end of October. Almost losing the man I love scared me to no end, and a lot of things changed during that time. Goals were derailed, my current job became very difficult, and what was supposed to be our exciting time living together became a struggle. But we came out of it strong, and that's what's important. Seen through the filter of our experiences this year, any "failed" resolutions don't seem like such a big deal. We have each other, and have our health now - those things are what matter.
But, without further ado, here are the 2011 Resolutions, revisited:
Despite all of the struggles of this year, I think I made it through what was a pretty crappy year with most things still intact. And I've decided that 2012 will be a better year - the even numbers are always better, anyway :)
So what will 2012 bring? I am in the process of lining up a new postdoc - I just need to decide exactly where. And hopefully we will have our first full year in the house together, with no more little "detours." I'm hoping that after a bit of shake-up at the beginning of the year, this year will be one of stability, relationship-building, and excitement. Here are my resolutions for 2012:
2012 New Year's Resolutions and Goals