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Change

Every year always starts the same. Each January my whole extended family packs up for a week and goes on a camping trip. It’s been an annual trip for as long as I can remember, and something I find myself yearning for throughout the year. A week without phone service, rinsing off in the ocean, sitting in the same chair for hours on end reading, cooking instant ramen and pools that are somehow always infested with caterpillars. It’s my families tradition, and we love it. Summer has always been a reflective time for me. Being away from the pressures school always made me realise how introverted I was. Without a 8-3 school day, I was able to recharge myself and take a proper look over the past year. How had I been? Was I improving myself? Was I “better” this year than the year before? Mostly the questions were superficial, but by the time school went back in February I was always sure of one thing: this would be the best year ever. Our camps …

Goals #2

In January 2015 I made a post titled ‘Goals’. This was the first time I had ever physically made a list of things I wanted to accomplish during the year. This list was by no means personal. I didn’t write down that I wanted to lose weight or that I wanted to avoid chocolate for an entire year, because I never ever stick to those. I did however write down all things I wanted to do during the year that involved books/movies/television. While I definitely did not accomplish everything (I wasn’t even close), I thought I would reflect on what I wanted to do, what I ended up doing, and what I hope to do during 2016. In around June 2015, after dropping out of University after only one semester and beginning a new full time job, I realised that sticking to new years resolutions wasn’t exactly my thing. I’m constantly changing as a person. My mood changes, my interests change and my availability is as unpredictable as anything. Before I knew it, it was …

Goals

2014 was supposed to be the year of media for me. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely watched my fair share of television and movies and read a heap of books. I met all my goals (100+ new movies, 70+ books) however I still felt as though I hadn’t accomplished what I had set out to do. I felt as though December rolled around, and all the progress that I had made during the year was completely insignificant. This feeling could have possibly been brought on by the massive reading slump that I found myself in after finishing The Maze Runner trilogy in September. Yes, I did manage to read 2/3 of A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords Part 1 and 80% of Part 2 by December, and I also read 20+ graphic novel/comic bind ups. But this still felt little. (Heck, I read a lot of Game of Thrones in a short amount of time – I should be jumping for joy!). Forgetting books for a moment, this feeling may have also been brought on by …