I’m not one to get sentimental very often but looking at back at where I was in the beginning of 2015, I can’t believe how much has changed. I’ve moved to a city hours away from the only place I’ve ever lived. I’ve made friends my own age that share some of my interests for the first time in over a decade. And I’ve realized that no matter how bad things get, there is always a silver lining even if that silver lining is that the bad thing will (usually) eventually go away. It’s been an nteresting year and I can’t believe the optimism with which I’m looking at 2016.
I’ve made some blogging New Year’s resolutions but I have also made some personal ones. One of the things I want to do is go to the gym at least twice a week. It’s not that I necessarily want to lose weight but right now my back pain is being managed better than it has been since it began five years ago. If I build up my muscles again while I’m feeling good I can stabilize some of the vertebrae in my back and thus provide a lasting solution to my pain (hopefully). And even if that doesn’t happen, at least I’ll be exercising, which comes with its own separate health benefits.
Another thing I want to do is date. Back home my options were comically limited but now I feel like I have so many more opportunities on the romantic front. It’s been years since I’ve dated so things should be interesting but fun as well. We’ll see how things go, I guess!
I think these are both fairly achievable goals and I hope they’ll make 2016 a much better year than 2015, 2014 and the last ten or so years.