Sunday, January 05, 2014

Happy Late New Year!

Late for the New Year wishes, I see.  Well, better late than never, right?  With that, I send warm, well wishes for 2014 to those readers who have stuck around during my sporadic blogging over the last few months.  If there are any of you left.  Dad, I know you're still here because you point out somewhat frequently how there's nothing new for you to read on here.  Well, today's your lucky day!

I really have missed coming on here on the reg and jotting all my thoughts down, and my only excuse for my absence is laziness.  I've had camera issues, so over the last while I haven't been taking photos at all, except on my phone.  Which makes me quite sad, because I really do miss that part of my blog.  But really, I just need to stop being so cavalier about the whole thing and get back into it.  Because it really is something that I quite enjoy.  So with that pathetic excuse for not blogging, here are my 14 goals for 2014.  If I write 'em down, I have to own up to them!

Here goes nothing:

1) Work on being less blunt.  This is actually something I've been trying to work on for a while now, but I think it's worth repeating to myself.  It's important for me to remember that some people are more sensitive than I am and I need to be more aware of that.  I guess it comes down to being more aware of my surroundings.

2) Forget more.  2012 and 2013 were tough years for lessons on forgiveness, but this year, I'd like to work on forgiving and forgetting.  What's the point in forgiveness if you don't forget, and then deep down you resent the person for what you've forgiven them for?  I dwell on things, and have a hard time just letting go when something has upset me.  Although I've been working on being a better "forgiver", it goes hand in hand with being a better "forgetter". 

3) Really give school my all this last semester.  I now have most of my core, black-letter law classes out of the way.  I saved almost all of my electives for my last semester.  I want to have fun with them and work really hard.  Work hard like my grades still matter.

4) Be nicer to my mother.  There's not much more than that.  We can all be nicer to our mothers.  Even when they drive us crazy.

5) Be more compassionate.  I guess that goes along with #1, 2, and maybe 4, but I think it's something I need to work on, too.

6) Plan this m.f. wedding before we move to BC.  We've decided to get married in Ottawa right after I write my bar exam and finish my year of articling.  I know I won't have any time to do anything wedding related during that year.  So, that pretty much means that I need to have everything Ottawa-related booked and organized before we leave.  Any wedding planners out there who wanna help a girl out?  Pinterest is exhausting. 

7) Celebrate accomplishments rather than being shy and pretending like they don't matter.  When I graduate this spring, I'm going to soak it in and enjoy it.  My sister is graduating from medical school this spring as well, so I really want to celebrate her success, too.  We're going to try and go on a dual-graduation trip, and I'm going to do everything in my power to make this happen.

8) Really, really spend quality time with my dear friends in Ottawa who I won't get to see as often once I move.  They're the best, and I'll miss them dearly, so I don't want to waste any opportunity to enjoy their company on a regular basis while I can.

9) Support Brock in whatever decision he wants to make about this move.  He has a few options, work-wise, and although I would love for him to be with me in Vancouver, I'm going to be supportive in whatever decision he feels is best.  For himself, for his career, and for us.

10) Control how much binge-TV watching I do.  I love good TV, I really do, but I want to work on not getting sucked in watching a whole season of something over a few days.  Space it out.  Self control.

11) Watch as many Oscar movies as I can, so that I can finally win back all that I've lost over the years in Oscar party pools.

12) Be a more consistent blogger.  Do something with the layout because it still looks like crap. 

13) Try and sell the condo on my own.  Not that I don't appreciate what real estate agents do, but I really want to try and sell it on my own before enlisting in professional help.  I think this might be overly-ambitious, but according to my Real Estate Transactions professor, 50% of the closings that come through his office are for sale by owner.  Why can't that be me?


14) Kill it at work.  In all honesty, I'm dying to get back to work.  School's been a slice, but I'm ready to be done.  I really want to prove to the lovely people who gave me an articling job that they were right.  I don't want to let anyone down.  I want to learn, be challenged, and work hard with like-minded people.  It would be great to bring together my work in government and politics to my legal practice.  Even if I don't get hired back after articling, I want to learn as much as I can during the year.

Let's check back at the end of the year to see how well I've fared with these goals.  Let's hope they're attainable!

Keep on rockin'



  1. Nice list.... attainable and time-bound. That's what I like.

  2. *cough cough* over here *cough cough*