When January 1st 2008 happened last year I knew exactly what my New Year's Resolution would be. That was to live and work in Korea. I knew I had to do it, no matter the fact that I had a chronic illness or very little money.
And so as this is New Year's Eve I feel somewhat nostalgic and proud that I made my 2008 resolution come true.
But now what??
What New Year's resolution should I make now that I have completed last years? I feel somewhat intimidated from the fact that I reached a goal of mine.
I guess I need to think about what I want to see happen in my life in 2009.
So here are some lofty goals:
- See more of Asia.
- Create more Art (an everyday goal that slips past me)
- See more Art
- Make more friends
- Become a better teacher.
- Try to get a TESOL certificate
- Complete a 2000 piece puzzle. (I secretly love jigsaw puzzles)
- Learn Korean!
For Koreans the New Year also means that on January 1st everyone becomes a year older.
Tomorrow folks I will be 29 years old, via Korean age!!! I can't even comprehend where 27 and 28 went?? In my heart and mind I am still 27 years old. But BK likes to tease me that soon I will 30. I don't care about my age really and that I will someday be 30 or 40. In fact I have always enjoyed getting older.
Life these days has been calm and without large amounts of stress. I believe I have leaving the Hagwon to thank for that.
Tonight for New Year's Eve I have nothing planned. I could go venture out into Seoul, but it is too cold in my opinion. I am doing laundry right now and will figure out something "fun" to do.
I have tomorrow off and will meet up with BK, who is back from training finally.
Anyways to all those out there I wish everyone a fruitful and peaceful 2009!