Happy New Year!!!
People say "I can't believe how fast this year has gone" Well I for one think that is a load of poppycock. 2021 was so painfully slow and was a never ending story including lockdowns, breakups, make ups, protests, unfair prices, and overall negativity.
If you think last year went by fast, you must've slipped into a coma.
I won't reflect too much on this past year as I feel it has been a bit of dud personally. Much like a small bruised grape in a bag full of succulent plump grapes, this year was unnecessary. Despite my pessimistic attitude towards 2021, I am in a positive mindset for what 2022 may bring us.
I know I complain sometimes but I would actually love to mention how the world has adapted to these dark times and how much goodness actually sprouted from the soil of adversity.
I am fully aware of how badly some people have handled it (I'm talking to the protesters) however, there is a larger percent of people who are doing the right thing and even coming up with solutions on how can move forward. All of the frontline workers I take my hat off to you.
The biggest thing I accomplished last year was completing my second year of uni which was certainly NOT an easy task. Speech Pathology is hard. I had to repeat some of my units from my first year but I was so lucky to have some friends in the same boat as me and I will always thank my lucky stars for that. I'm really not sure how I would've gone this year without them. I have only ever seen them twice or three times since the beginning of 2020 so it was nice to spend some time with some uni friends and I hope we can see each other more in the coming year. I always thought University was going to be a chance to make new friends but it is certainly difficult whilst living in a pandemic. However, this is the time when we need to jump over that hurdle and rectify the situation.
Take the time and think about what you're looking forward to this year or what you want to happen this year. There's something so satisfying about it and writing it down makes it all seem achievable and can put things into perspective.
If you can't think of anything to look forward to in 2022 well that's a "you" problem and you should do something about that because it's just sad. Research what's going on, stay up to date on events, for goodness sake just go outside and prick up your ears! no excuses.
Things I'm looking forward to in 2022:
Stranger things 4
The Met gala
Beginning Placement at Uni
Starting ballet classes
Connecting with new friends
Reconnecting with old friends
Justin Bieber's concert
Trip to the Gold Coast
Receiving my RSA
Organising more events
My 21st birthday
Any positive advancements
What I'm looking forward to may not seem "big" or "have much merit" but nevertheless I am shivering with anticipation.