This is what I sent out to people I want to stay in touch with and still think are awesome! "As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead. Happy New Year!"
I was also preparing a long, heart warming text message, and had tagged over 200 people in it, when I was suddenly distracted and hit cancel on my text. Apologies for not sending out a text because I just became lazy.
And now time to reflect on 2012, and what it has meant to me.
This year saw me radically shift my priorities and experience the following:
- Be more “grown up” in other words.
- I hit the quarter century mark of my life.
- Started working full time, and man that alone has been such a thrilling experience, on a daily basis.
- Met like minded people during my trips, including more awesome ‘work friends’.
- Met some truly amazing people in my trip to Delhi for my friends wedding in India and I intend to stay in touch with them for the entirety of time!
- Slowed down on my excessive purchase of electronics
The last one was perhaps the toughest one. Seriously.
I also learnt it’s tough to maintain friendships and that I need to get better at staying in contact with friends and family - and that tweeting and messaging over Facebook is not enough. If I did not get a chance to meet you in person in 2012, please don't let that happen in 2013 as well.
So what about resolutions?
I had one, and only one in 2012. It was a rather simple one, and I wanted to test my willpower. I was highly addicted to energy drinks. I consumed them like water, and averaged one a day till 31st Dec, 2011. I decided to stop, and it’s 1st Jan, 2013 and I’m still energy-drink free.
It was truly one of the most damaging things to my body, so this year, my resolution is once again straight forward - eat and be healthy. I don't intend to start lifting weights and go all out in the gym, but I’d like to become even more active. I know I have a support system in place with friends and family that are health and nutrition experts so I have the resources, now I just need to put in my willpower.
Let’s see how 2013 unfolds. It’s never been my intention to have a path set in stone and to go with the flow - but this year I intend to turn it up a notch and experience life in an even more thrilling way.
What I definitely intend to do is go Bungee Jump and you are welcome to join me!
How do you plan on living out 2013? The year a small portion of the world never expected to see past 21s Dec, 2012.
Thanks for reading, and stay awesome. And please don't loose touch - humans are social beings, and as such must be “social”.
PS - Yes, I know the title is an oxymoron. Deal with it.
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