A Good End for a Great Beginning

It seems that everyone is doing self reflections at this time. Should I join the bandwagon?

I started 2014 off in a club in Fukuoka, Japan with good friends and a good time. No complaints there, except my clothes smelling like cigarette smoke for about a week, despite washing. So much happened in Japan from January to August, so I may start another category for that later. In short, I enjoyed myself, and if I could go back in time to relive it, I would do that. Came back to America, went to school, got new roommates, but I didn’t really go out much. I guess I’m kind of an introvert, so I never really went out in the past. In Japan, I went out enough to last a lifetime which was even surprising to me. But I went right back into my introverted turtle shell upon my return. I’ve struggled with thinking about what I want to do in the future and started preparations for graduation. Finished this semester with good grades: 4 A’s and 1 B, and I plan to do well in my last semester as well (of course). This is the part where I state New Year’s Resolutions? I read somewhere (where exactly escapes my mind at the moment) that it is not a good idea to make resolutions because they are easily broken (which is true); it’s better to set goals like you would for anything else you want to accomplish. So that’s what I’m going to do. And writing it out here will help when I want to look back and see what kind of goals I set for 2015. Well…it’ll help assuming I can keep up with this blog; I’ve never been good at continuously writing a blog. Anyway, on with the show!!!

Goals for 2015:

  • GRADUATE!!!
  • Korean: Reach TOPIK Level 4 by the end of the year. Looking at my current level, it would obviously take time, so it would probably be best to take the test in October.
  • Japanese: Reach JLPT Level 2 by the end of the year. I will take this test December 2015. The testing systems in Korea and Japan are different. For Korea, there are six levels and the higher you go, the more advanced you are. In Japan, there are five levels, and as you go down a level, the more advanced you are.
  • Live the life I (with a capital I) want to live. Others can give me advice, but in the end, what I want to do will be decided by me.
  • Return to Japan OR travel to Korea. If I make it to one, I assume I’ll make it to the other, because it’s much cheaper going from Kor->Japn/Japn->Kor than it is to go from Amer->Kor/Japn.
  • Learn how to keep in touch with friends. I am so bad at keeping up with people because I stay in my own little world, but I want to keep the amazing people I’ve met in my life. I’m working on it.

Hmm…I thought I wanted to do more in 2015, but I guess not. I’ll probably think of more as I go along with the year. I should also work on going with the flow. I like to be prepared for any and everything, but I know plans may not always go as planned, and I need to work on how to cope with that and not freaking out (it’s pretty bad for me). For now though, I’ll stick to my plans. Welp, this is a fairly new blog (started in November of this year ><), but this is the last post of 2014. I hope everyone else enjoys bringing in the New Year with family/friends/by yourself. How ever you choose to celebrate.

Happy New Year!!!!!! ^_^

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