As we welcomed the new year last night/this morning, I got to thinking about what 2016 has taught me and how it effects my 2017 resolutions.
What I got from 2016:
#1: Life is definitely not infinite, but death is not necessarily the end.
#2: Opportunities rise and fall. Take a chance.
#3: We make mistakes, but we learn from them too.
#4: Who you’re with either platonically or romantically matters. Pay attention to how they treat you and how you feel around them.
#5: Doing nice things for others really does improve your mood.
#6: Foreign languages are a w e s o m e.
#7: There are infinite things to learn, but one thing at a time.
#8: Satire definitely makes things easier to swallow.
#9: Being grateful for something everyday is a good way to start the day.
#10: Living and learning is the key to happiness.
What I hope to get from 2017:
#1: More opportunities + the courage to take a shot at them
#2: Inspiration to improve & experiment with my photography.
#3: Basic adulting skills.
#4: A job, a full license, passing AP test scores.
#5: A scholarship or two would be nice.
#6: An acceptance letter to the college I want to go to (which is still undecided.)
#7: More real life experience in the field I would like to go into. (Environmental science/ecology-based biology.)
#9: A chance to see my love in the summer.
And #10: Anything else this year has to offer.