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11 July 2010 @ 01:09 am
My last post as a 21 year old! Woo.  
...and since I took a long time / procrastinated before I actually sat down to write this post, I suppose it's my first one as a 22 year old!

I'm tired so I'll be brief. This past year was filled with many an incredible and unexpected thing happening to me that I definitely could not have foreseen.

I discovered I can write longform fiction. I started honing my digital illustration techniques and finally got excited about making things again.
I took up a little bit of fencing, and found out that I quite like running. On a whim, I plunged into learning Italian and got excited about languages again. I started to volunteer at a hospital. I did not die in a car crash, though I did total a car. I started to drive to school rather than stay in a dorm, so as not to be afraid of roads. As expected, I graduated from Uni, but I did not expect my future unravel into uncertainty as it did in the last few months. I also didn't expect to speak at graduation and have it be received so well. Despite not having the satisfaction of knowing where my graduate school destination will be, I think it will make me a more disciplined and decisive person as I own up to steering my own existence.

I read incredible books from authors I never knew I'd love so much who've woven wonders of which I would never have dreamed. I made new friends who were so fantastic they showed me how clouded and toxic older friendships were simply by being themselves. I met mentors who graced me with kindness I'd been missing for years. I felt minor stings of betrayal and let them wash away as quickly as they came. I learned to let go of some things and found that the minute I let go was the minute the issues resolved themselves; similarly, I made deliberate decisions to be indulgent; by gratifying desires, I learned that they didn't have the power I thought they held, or perhaps realized that they weren't as important as they were when they were temptations.

On a more recent note, I didn't expect to leave age 21 employed! But, again, tiredness takes hold -- to bed with me! Tomorrow is an exciting World Cup Final, and ~FREE SLURPEE DAY~ :)
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Kathleen Mooresilkstocking on July 11th, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
the wandering firesunfall on July 11th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
thank you ♥
cleopatra18cleopatra18 on July 11th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! :)
the wandering fire: blokes | har har harsunfall on July 12th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Thank you for taking the time to say so~~!! YAY!! \o/
Map-Maker, Lighthouse-Keeper: Red velvetmarinshellstone on July 11th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the wandering fire: ladies | peekin'sunfall on July 12th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Thank you so much =D
S.stormydown on July 11th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
Free slurpees om nom

You know I think you're awesome. But I thought I'd say it anyway. YOU'RE AWESOME.
the wandering fire: blokes | beeyotch i'm multitaskingsunfall on July 12th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)

I didn't actually go to 7-11 today shh don't tell anyone