"You’ve been more thoughtful lately and more true to yourself. This is due to your recent introspection. You really can change your life. All it takes is time and commitment. You’ve made great progress in your development. Continue on this path and you will wind up in a much better place. Keep your eye on the goal, but don’t be so focused that you forget to enjoy the journey."
What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?Realized, maybe for the first time, what it really requires to be an independent adult. (I don’t recommend it.) I also legitimately started a book, which is a first.
Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I was actually trying to remember my resolutions for 2010 while coming up with new ones for 2011. (I couldn’t.) I can almost guarantee I didn’t keep them, though.
What countries did you visit? None. Unfortunately.
What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010? Peace of mind. Even though I’m a laid-back person, I need to learn how to manage my time and life effectively in a way that I can be as calm mentally as I am outwardly.
What date(s) from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? I’m really bad with dates. Clearly a 2010 reflection survey is not the best idea for me.
What was your biggest achievement of the year? Surviving?! Haha, not in a dramatic way. Nothing specific stands out (on the level of “Achievement of the Year”), but damn was this one hell of a year. I’m proud that I came out on top.
What was your biggest failure? Letting myself believe I wasn’t strong enough to deal with what came my way.
What was the best thing you bought? My laptop!
Where did most of your money go? Food and alcohol, probably.
What did you get really, really, really excited about? The Sims Medieval. STILL AM, BITCHES.
What song will always remind you of 2010? "Teenage Dream."
What was your job this year? Job?
Did you have any encounters with the police in 2010? No.
What was your favorite TV program? I don’t watch TV. (These questions are always so awkward for me.)
What was the best book you read? Mostly textbooks, unfortunately.
What was your greatest musical discovery? Nicki Minaj. And these guys. They’re awesome.
What did you want and get? Head chair of Texas Revue.
What did you want and not get? A job. Because I am lazy. (And also because my schedule was packed for the fall.)
Did you make any new friends this year? I did.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 22 this year (gag), and I went to dinner with some of my best friends and then went out to 6th. Low-key.
How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010? "No one will notice I’ve been wearing these jeans for 4 days, right?"
What kept you sane? Music.
Who was the best new person you met? Nicki Minaj.
What from pop culture will you remember 2010 by? Nicki Minaj.
How do you plan to start 2011? Very, very, very intoxicated.
Where did you begin 2010? I think I was asleep on New Year’s Eve last year.
How did you spend your summer? With my best friend, in my apartment in Austin. I was so fucking broke it would have otherwise been depressing, but damn did we have one hell of a summer.
What was your worst month? Well, this might be cheating, but I’d say the second half of October combined with the first half of November was DEFINITELY my roughest month-long time period.
Favorite night out? Any night where I wasn’t sure where I was when I woke up. (Those make the best stories.)
What sporting events did you attend? Oh, no. I don’t do that.
What was your best month? December has been a good month, personally. Overall, how would you rate this year? I made a lot of really terrible (and impulsive) decisions, but I learned a lot, about myself and just in general. As long as you’re learning from what you do, they’re lessons, not mistakes.
It was pretty good, in hindsight. 2011 will be better.
Other than home, where did you spend most of your time? On campus.
Do anything embarrassing? Most of what I do in my daily life is kind of embarrassing by most peoples’ standards, I think.
Something new to try in 2011: There’s an Ethiopian place in Austin I’ve been wanting to go for years. I think I might finally make it happen.