Happy New Year’s Everyone!!
I know it’s 6 days late. Luckily for me, my New Year’s resolutions did not include minding the time. So we’ll move on…
As most of you already know, 2010 has started fantastically for me. I finally found out I am officially convocating from university!! That’s right bitches, I am now a proud university alumni with a Bachelor’s Degree in biochemistry. I love saying that 🙂 No one knows just how much work, stress, blood, sweat and tears went into acquiring that degree (well..maybe not blood, but you get the idea). Science was not easy for me. Not one single bit. I could have easily gotten a degree in english, classics or religious studies – those classes took to me like a fish takes to water. However, while those classes are fun for me and I loved taking them, science just offers topics that are so fascinating that I knew I had to keep going in that direction. Honestly, if most people understood the sophistication with which nature works on a daily basis, I think appreciation wouldn’t even begin to cover the level of emotions they would experience. I still remember sitting in my second year biochem class, learning about metabolism. That class was hell for me – absolute hell. But learning about how the body is capable of functioning with such precision and how it copes when encountered with problems was mind-blowing to me. All of nature works this way – things that people take for granted (like the fact that plants are able to consume carbon dioxide and emit oxygen) requires an overwhelming level of organization, which it does (in most cases) effortlessly. It is utterly perfect in its simplicity, but overwhelming in its power. The power of the natural world far surpasses, in my mind, anything that humans can come up with. Modern technology is amazing, but really is nothing compared to how the natural world has been functioning since the beginning of creation. The level of sophistication is really awe-inspiring. That’s why, even though a science degree was a huge struggle for me to complete, it was the only area that kept me wanting to know more, and really gave me a new appreciation for the nature of things (no, not david suzuki…the ACTUAL nature of things). So, this is my official congratulatory pat on the back to myself for having actually achieved something that was really hard for me to do – I am proud of myself, and still can’t quite believe I did it. So, I feel it quite appropriate to say, at this time: "YAY ME!!" 😀
Now comes the awesome struggle of finding a job and becoming a useful member of society or some other such nonsense. Isn’t that just all adult-y of me? I actually got a phone call while I was writing my last final exam to interview with the city for a lab job. How lucky am I? If I got a job right out of university I would consider myself especially lucky indeed!! Although, for how long and hard I’ve had to work for my degree in the first place, I kind of get the feeling that the universe is finally deciding to give me a break. Whatever it is, I’m gonna take it and run with it! I interviewed for it already on monday, and I had to go in yesterday for an actual lab componant part of the interview. I had to do 3 tests, most of which I hadn’t done in a couple of years, and had only performed for one semester – yikes! I did my best though, and that’s all I can do. The lady interviewing me actually said I did quite well and had good lab technique for just coming from university (whatever THAT means). I’m not sure if she was just trying to be nice, but I left there feeling alright about myself. She then had one of her co-workers give me a tour of the place, and I went on my way. The moment of truth should be sometime early next week, so my fingers are crossed that my good luck streak continues!!
So, 2010 has started out well – here’s to hoping it lasts! My new year’s resolutions are as follows:
1) Eat healthier foods.
– I am not a cook. I CAN cook, but that certainly doesn’t mean I do. I don’t like it, but I DO like food, and the notion that my arteries aren’t clogging up with every bite. So I’m trying to be more grown-up and use some of those cookbooks stashed away in my cupboards, gathering dust. I am a fan of crock-pot cooking. You leave in in there all day and *SURPRISE* you have a hot meal waiting for you when you get home! Is there anything better? We shall see…..
2) Avoid drama (and drama-causing people)
– It occurs to me that I am so much more stressed out and unhappy when I have uninvited drama in my life. I am a laid-back, easy-going person. I go with the flow, and really do not appreciate when I have to deal with someone else’s drama. Some people absolutely feel this NEED to cause drama, like it’s an essential part of their DNA. All in all, I feel that it is prematurely causing me to have wrinkles and I have decided I don’t need it in my life – hence this resolution!
3) Get a job.
– This one is pretty self-explanatory. I am no longer a student, so I have got to join my fellow humans and get a job. I have to say, the prospect of making money instead of being a poor hobo does have its appealing qualities!
4) Read more books.
– I feel like my university years is comprised of nothing BUT reading books. However, this resolution is strictly talking about books I WANT to read – like I have mentioned before, I have had Paradise Lost by Milton lined up for quite some time, but never actually found the time to read it. Time, it seems, is quite elusive and sneaky! I have a TON of books that I have on my "want-to-read" list, so I am hoping to actually *gasp* READ them!
That is all I have for the time being. Might seem relatively boring to most, but then most things in the world are relative. To me they sound quite perfect.
Anyways, if anybody still reads my little random thoughts anymore, comment and let me know what YOUR resolutions are, and what you are hoping for in 2010.
Let the good times roll…