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Hello 2011…

January 10, 2011 1 comment

Happy New Year Blog!

It has been an incredibly long time since I blogged. I am not going to say I shall be much better at it now we are in 2011 as, for the next few months at least, life will be very, very busy. Last year I made a big post about how 2009 had been even though I still don’t always like to map life out in “years” as such. I tend to take everyday as it comes but, again, it does sometimes feel quite good to reflect upon the year that has gone by. Saying that, I am not going to do that. I will just say that 2010 has been very good. A few things that have been extra special that stick out are having a truly fantastic Burns night, going to Rome, passing my driving test, becoming an elder, choosing a dissertation topic I love, going to Fort Augustus for mission, having a final year of mission in Lossiemouth, passing exams, meeting some very wonderful people, maturing, Youth Assembly, being nominated as a Youth Rep for GA, joining an excellent orchestra and loving music again, being orchestra convener at uni, barnhill café and baby Alfie being born! There was lots more but that is off the top of my head.

I probably should but I never really set myself big goals for the year coming. It is mostly because I cannot decide what they should be. Last year I wanted to pass my driving test. I did that…eventually! Hoorah! This year I would like to get a job…but I’ll see how that turns out! I am hoping.

2011 is looking very nice. There are lots of things to look forward to…mostly graduating and General Assembly! 🙂

I am excited. This post has been pointless. But feel the excitement. And I shall no doubt return to blab about Rabbie Burns again, because he is a favourite.

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Hello 2010!

January 2, 2010 1 comment

Happy New Year!

New Year always seems quite over-rated in many, many ways. I’m not really into making resolutions as I think they are often a little bit vaguely specific. Does that make sense? I think it might be better to be specifically vague. Point is, I can’t operate them. I prefer to just look back on the year that has been cause it’s always good to learn from the good and the bad and new year would appear to be a good opportunity to take a wee snapshot even if learning is forever ongoing. Wow Gandhi is forvever on the mind. Not intentional, but…

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ”

School is still challenging and it continually gets harder and I feel like I am forever losing concentration. I’m over halfway through now and there is a goal at the end of it that is becoming clearer and I can see now that it may just all be worth it eventually even if it feels like a pain a lot of the time.
Israel changed, and is still changing, my life.
Friends are wonderful. New and old. Old and young. I learnt to ask for help. I learnt to ask questions.
Failure is hard but maybe 2010 will have a shiny driving license in it.
I love music; meeting people who encourage you to play it and to play it well. I love to listen.
Responsibility for things you love is hard work. But definitely worth it.
Learning to take responsibility and not avoid it because it seems too hard, impossible. Being more confident.

It seems really easy to want to dive into the new year with all these grand ideas about you can do things differently but it takes time to learn. It takes time to grow. The future is exciting but I’m glad I don’t have to do it all at once and I can just be me.

“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”
Abraham Lincoln