Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Obligatory New Year Post

Earlier last year (2012, I mean), a friend said that the Year of the Dragon would be an unlucky year for those born in the Year of the Ox, which include both of us. For I do not find astrology credible, I told him to ignore what he heard and instead make his own luck. Now, however, I’m beginning to wonder if the zodiacs indeed played tricks on me last year.

Image is from here.
It’s not as if I was really unlucky last 2012, but I have to say that it was a very difficult year for me. Sure, I was able to achieve some of my goals, like watch as many movies as possible and get ripped maintain my ideal weight, but these achievements were overshadowed by some other things. 

For example, I got an ear infection that wouldn’t go away. I still have it now, actually.  It has been months! (I visited an ENT specialist three times already.) I got it from using earphones too often when watching movies.  Overzealous cleaning is also to blame. I deserve it. (More after the jump.)

Also, I was trying to save up for a really big purchase, but I spent too much on food! More than half of my expenses in a day were on meals.  That was because I was trying to maintain my weight. (Or maybe because I’m just really a glutton.)

Perhaps the biggest reason I consider 2012 tough is that I wasn’t able to push through with some plans I had set that year. What these plans were, I wouldn’t elaborate. Instead of taking on them, I spent almost the entire year just preparing for them. Thus, 2012 wasn’t as fruitful as I wanted it to be.

However, my preparations won’t go to waste. I have actually gathered enough momentum for the year ahead.  This time, I’ll push through with my plans no matter what. I think a little aggressiveness is all I need.

I am not ungrateful of the blessings I received. I have so much to be thankful for, yes. It’s just that 2012 was really “in-your-face.” Unlike before when I would say to myself, “I can’t believe it’s a new year already; time flies so fast,” I felt every millisecond of the year 2012, choking me. I’m just glad that it’s over.  Time to move forward. :)

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