Wow, I can't believe it's already 2013. Seems like we survived the end of the world! What to do next?
I suppose the most appropriate thing to do is start off the New Year with a list of resolutions. Personally, I've never kept any of my resolutions, but I suppose it's good to have a list of goals to work towards. At the end of the year, I'll see if I managed to accomplish any of these!
2013 New Year's Resolutions:
1) Take better care of my physical health: This includes getting more than 6 hours of sleep a night, going to the gym several times a week, eating healthier, and drinking more water.
2) Take better care of my emotional health: Spending time with less toxic people, trying to be more optimistic/happier, etc.
3) Figure out what makes me happy: Obviously, I'm not entirely happy with my current job/life situation. It's time to do some serious soul searching and figure out what I want to do with my life. If this includes leaving the social work field, so be it.
4) Learn new things: My social work program was a joke. Compared to my friends in other STEM, social science, and humanities fields, I feel that my knowledge base is extremely shallow and one-sided. This year, I'd like to take steps in catching up with everyone else. This includes reading books and learning what I never learned about history, government, economics, math, etc. I might even take up a new hobby, like photography or a foreign language. Who knows.
5) Travel a lot more: I want to see new places, immerse myself in different cultures, try new food, meet new people, etc. Might as well do this before I get too old!
6) Blog more regularly: Whether it's venting about my job/nurses/home life or talking social work, I definitely need to write a lot more.
Well, that's my list. It looks rather ambitious, but I'm sure I can knock a few things out before the year is over. Wish me luck!