Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Looking forward to 2007

It seems like every blog I've read lately claims that 2006 was an ugly year. I'm on that bandwagon. I have never had as much drama in my life as I had in 2006, so yea for 2007 being here! I'm not going to be depressing and recount all of the things that I didn't like about 2006, but here are the awesome things that I'll be doing in 2007:

  • Kicking some serious a** in the rest of my graduate seminars, graduating with an A average, and getting into the Ph.D. program of my choice
  • Potentially presenting a conference paper in Calgary or Montreal
  • Spending summer days by the Halifax harbour, eating Cows ice cream and listening to live music
  • Moving in August- I love apartment hunting! I've moved five times in the past 8 months, so I'm kind of addicted!
  • Finishing my gorgeous monster of a thesis
  • Getting a job & saving money for a down payment on a house/condo
  • Working with kids again (first year university students are pretty close, but not quite the same)
  • Taking full advantage of my unlimited access to three libraries- how can you go wrong?
  • Owning my first car
  • Road tripping!! Driving a U-Haul from Halifax to Mississauga.
  • Seriously improving my squash game and taking on some more challenging partners (I know I'll never beat Jen, but I can wish!)
  • Watching the hubby graduate from law school
  • Graduating with my third university degree (two down, two to go!)
Even though I can confidently say that all of the things on this list are going to happen, one thing that I love about the beginning of a new year is that you never quite know how things are going to work out. I could be teaching kindergarten in September, or I could be teaching grade 8. I don't know where I'm living after August 17th. I don't know which school I'm going to get into for my Ph.D. I don't know what conferences I'll attend, papers I'll write & mark, or books I'll read. I love it! Change and uncertainty are fascinating and exciting; I used to find them scary, but what's the point? So here's to 2007 and all of the wonderful, unknown things that could, might, will happen!


Purple Mangos said...

Maybe you could give me some pointers. I can't stand that sort of uncertainty. I generally always know what my next step is, and I find it very stressful in the times when it's not clear. For example, right now I'm set up from now until May 2008, after which I have no idea what I will be doing, but I will hopefully have that sorted out some time before I get to that point.

Melissa said...

This is one of those comments that's going to get really long, so I'll just blog it!.