I just realised that I haven’t posted an update in awhile, and worst of all it’s actually already the new year. I’d like to try and make it a tradition of sorts to post at the start of every year. Just like I did last year, where I laid out my new year’s resolutions. Let’s see how I did shall we?
Resolutions I had for 2011
- Write more… – Ok I kind of did this?
- … no seriously write a TON more. – Definitely didn’t do this
- Exercise more – nor this
- Sleep earlier everyday – nope not this either
- Find some way to earn money now that ReviewColumn is down for good. – definitely not this
- Read more – First item on this list that I can kind of give a definite “yes”.
- Keep up with current affairs – Yes, thanks to Flipboard
- Find some use for this site – nope, still searching here
- Come up with an idea for a new site (it’ll be big if I can actually accomplish this one) – why did I even think of this last year?
- And finally, because she’ll kill me if I don’t put this on here, be even nicer to Charlotte. – definitely did this.
So obviously, not very good there… And I guess I should create a new list for this year huh. I’d better do more of these this year seeing as how I have about half a year before university starts.
Resolutions for 2012
- Read more
- Play the piano more
- Write more
- Get off the computer more (my poor eyes)
- Excercise. Excercise. Excercise.
- Get a job before uni starts
- Do some coding for fun
- Complete NaNoWriMo for the first time ever
- And finally, because she’ll kill me if I don’t put this on here, be even nicer to Charlotte.
Kind of similar to last year’s one I guess. Though I’m definitely trying to squeeze in more stuff since I have way more time this year, now that my NS is finally over.
Speaking of NS, I think its end deserves a pargraph to itself. 2 years is a really long time. Seriously. Thankfully I worked in an office environment, so I definitely learned a lot that’s actually going to be useful in the future. Not every NS guy can say that. Working has also made me dread what’s to come after uni life is over and I actually have to find a job. Odds are I’m probably going to get landed with an office job that I don’t enjoy, which is going to be an absolute nightmare. The thing about office jobs is that they gradually suck your life away without you even knowing, and by the end when you actually start to notice how much of your life has been sucked away, it’s an absolutely horrible feeling.
Which one is tougher, studying or working? Provided you know your shit at work, I’d say studying takes just about two to three times as much effort and hard work as compared to working. Which one is more rewarding? Studying. Ten times over. So no matter how hard university life is going to be, I’m not going to complain, because at least I’m actually enriching my life instead of letting it slowly drain away.
Also, I’m not going to stress myself out over work and results. Because there are way, way more important things in life. For example, “having fun” is a highly underrated factor when considering priorities in life.Read More