December 31st, 2010

_xmas girl

Personal year in review

stolen from [personal profile] sahiya, a meme where there's lots of reflection, and all in all it's not too bad.

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?

What didn't I do? No, seriously though - spent 9 weeks at a Japanese language only program in the summer, presented at my first Professor-rated academic conference, did a bunch of things relating to being a single adult like finding an apartment to share, and buying my own furniture.

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I went back to look at my NY resolutions from last year (and was surprised at making them) AND surprised by what I accomplished:
- didn't make an A in Japanese the spring semester, but did in fall
- did find academic friends who I can talk to about what I'm reading - they may not know the Japanese lit, but they know the theory
- didn't get to the ocean at least once a month, but just went two days ago so it seems fresh in the memory!
- paid attention to food in the latter several months, to be sure
- walked the dog a whole lot more often, and got her to the dog park a whole lot more often - the joys of single-person pet ownership!
- got a request to submit my paper at said conference to academic journal, due in feb, so i'm kind of counting that
- worked pretty damn hard on my relationships (and I'm counting the one that ended as ending not for lack of trying, trust me), and my friendships have become amazing to me, so, you know, yay.

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