Life, part III: 2013

2013. It always feels weird when facing a new number, every year the same number. I’m enticed to say that the years feel more and more science fiction and futuristic in the 21st century, but I’m sure it felt exactly the same when predicting the near future or facing new years in the 1900s, or for that matter long before that.

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I took a self portrait last year, I have to do another.

Almost exactly one year ago, I made a rather personal post with my hopes and predictions for 2012. I now know the end result. I wrote about being excited for the new Hobbit release, which I have yet to see (but I have bought tickets to see it tomorrow, in HFR and 3D). I wrote about the so-called 2012 Phenomenon, and exposed my worries for a second Heaven’s Gate suicide disaster. I’m glad to know in hindsight that I was wrong, and that the prediction had a small number of true believers.

I wrote about graduating, which I did, and starting a new programme, which I did. But I did not write about changing from an engineering programme to a bachelor one.

I wrote about finalising my first novel, The Tempest, which I did. I wrote about submitting it to publishers, which I did. I did not write about them all refusing it.

I wrote about getting my own apartment, which I did.

I stand by the summary one year ago: ”All in all, it is the year I grow up. Let’s hope I don’t crash and burn while escaping Earth orbit.”

For 2013, I am going to be much more concrete. I like making check lists, so I have decided to make a check list of things to do this year.

  • I will finish all my 2012-2013 school courses.
  • I will finish at least one of the two novels I’m working on (”Home” and ”Loneliness”).
  • I will try at least ten new board games.
  • I will read ten of the best books ever written according to that arbitrary list I found.
  • I will watch ten of the best films ever made according to that arbitrary list I found.
  • I will continue training fitness a little every day, and at least once a week at the gym.

2013. It’s gonna be a good one.

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