2012 in Review

Monday, December 31, 2012

I can't believe that 2012 has come to and end. At some points during this year - I didn't think I would make it with my sanity intact, but here I am! 

2012 was filled the many changes for me. I really started to take control of my life and figured out what roles certain things should take in my life and what sorts of things I don't need in my life. This year end, I'm starting to feel more content with everything as a whole. I have a bit more confidence, and I'm not as scared to deal with unpleasant situations anymore. I don't actively seek validation from others anymore, and most importantly know where to draw the line when something just isn't working out.

I started of the year by learning how to survive on my own in the big city, and saying goodbye to (so-called) friends who were bringing me down. A pretty huge blowout between myself and someone I was close too - really changed the way I approached confrontation, and I stopped being terrified of it. Along the way to 2013 I learned that I don't need to strive for perfection in every area of my life - and for the first time felt content with the way things were and didn't wish for things to be better. 

I did my very best to "go with the flow" but I am a natural control freak and it was really hard for me not to have every inch of my life planned and organized. It's something I'll continue to work on in the new year (even though many people are blown away by my organization skills...)! 

I'm not big on resolutions - but for 2013 I've identified some areas in my life that need some re-vamping.

1. Friendships. 
I've met some really great people at school, but I didn't put much energy into these friendships. I was stuck putting energy into friendships from my hometown, even though some were toxic - because they were familiar and 'comfortable'. I hope in 2013 I can step out of my comfort-zone and build some new friendships! 

2. Love
Touchy subject here. I don't really talk much about it on the blog, and it will probably always be that way. I've never really paid much attention to building relationship relationships and when I have friends who are around my age getting engaged, I think it's about time that I start. 

3. Future Plans
I'd really like to plan further ahead so I have some direction to proceed in throughout the next few years. I have a '5 year plan' but I made it when I was in high-school and I'm a much different person now so it's about time I revisit that.

That's all for now! A lot can happen in one year - so we will definitely revisit these three areas, and maybe even focus on new areas! I'm excited to kick off 2013 and can't wait to see what it has in store. 

Thank you for reading The Preppy Scientist for the last little while. I'm just getting started and can't wait to share more with you!


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