Well, that’s depressing. I’m no closer to paying off my student loans than I am to strapping a jetpack to my back and rocketing to the moon. Upon full perusal of this list, I think I’m actually closer to achieving a lunar landing than most of the things on there. What was I thinking? I’m quite aspirational, apparently. I’ll continue progressing slowly to the endgame of my twenties, but in the meantime, I made a few resolutions for 2013:
1. Adopt a pescetarian diet — This one has been a long time coming, really. Aside from the fact that I don’t really enjoy meat, my conscience isn’t especially comfortable with eating animals. If I actually had to watch a cow, pig, chicken, etc. be slaughtered for me to eat, I am 99% certain I would beg to spare its life. As for seafood, well, I’m not convinced that fish and shrimp have complex enough brains and nervous systems to call for my abstention from eating them. We can also call a spade a spade: sushi and Thai are my favorite foods and I don’t see that changing any time soon.
2. Buckle down on my studies — Namely: trigonometry, Russian, and photography. I already understand the basics of all three subjects, so this one is more about pushing myself to learn more than I already know. Trig. will be very necessary for the post-bac curriculum, and since it’s relevant to my academic interests, it has priority. Russian and photography are simply my avocations, but it’s important to me to continue to cultivate those skills because they are great intellectual outlets.
3. Be a better person — Not because I don’t think I’m a good person, but because I think everyone has room for betterment.