Tomorrow is the New Year and I've been thinking hard about what my New Year's resolution(s) will be. The past semester at uni was a tough one for me. With getting back into the flow of American uni and multiple demanding courses, many things in my life were pushed to the back seat. When deliberating about what my resolution would be I found many things weren't necessarily resolutions. They were simply things that I want to move back to an important place in my life with a less challenging semester on the horizon. In the end I found three things that I want to accomplish this year.
1. Take more pictures! I realized towards the end of this year that I barely took any pictures. Part of this has to do with the fact that I took SO MANY pictures in Japan. Now that I am back I simply am not doing as many fascinating things each week. However, I would like to try to bring my camera with me no matter where I am in case I find something that is worth documenting.
2. Stay on top of my tasks. I realized this year that I had gotten into the habit of working right at the deadline. I would respond to emails weeks after receiving them, turn in forms right at the due date, and finish a paper a few hours before I had to turn it in. While I still managed to do well in classes and I didn't miss anything important, this led to much more stress and less time to do things that I wanted to do. This year I am going to do my best at getting my required items done early. That way I will have more time to blog, watch movies, read, chat with friends, and other fun things ^_^
3. Be more adventurous with my blog! I've had my blog for almost 2 years (!) but I don't think many more people read it than did at the beginning. I think I expected that without putting in any effort to publicize my blog it would just magically gain readers. Obviously, this hasn't happened. In 2015 I want to work hard to make my blog what I dreamed it could be when I first made it. I don't want to be super pushy with my blog. However, I do want to put more effort into maintaining and publicizing it.
What are you guys going to do to chase your dreams in 2015?
P.S. the tea of the day is oprah chai ^_^
P.P.S. sorry for the lack of pictures in these past posts! I'm going to write another post soon showcasing some of the pictures I have taken over break.