So in four days I will turn 23. As far as birthdays go, not a very exciting one. And I kind of hate being in this transitory period of my life, so about of year ago I I made a list of 23 new things I wanted to do before I turned 23.
I failed at finishing that list marvelously: I blogged about doing 6 of those 23 things; I’ve done a few more of those things either by accident or just not had time to blog about them (Moving to new york and starting grad school took care of numbers 10 and 21; while I had time to do 18 and 22, I just never got around to writing about them).
Some things I didn’t get to do because extraneous circumstances got in the way (Finals prevented 5, and an injury stopped 12 and 17). But despite not accomplishing all of them, I did do a lot of strange and awesome new things in the past year:
I MOVED TO NYC, this is still hard for me to grasp and I’m living on my own for the first time. I took on a new city and a new school and 8 million new people all at once. I started a new art history based blog that I’m actually really proud of, finding time to do it is hard, but I like it, so it’s worth it. I started a grad school program that is so far outside of anything that I thought I would be doing, but I’m handling it pretty well.
So despite failing to finish my list. I feel like I accomplished a lot in the past year, and it’s good to always have more things on the list, you always have something to work towards.