I stayed up last night to watch the fireworks in Darling Harbour. I was able to see most of them from the rooftop of my apartment building. The biggest bonus, though, was that I got to bring in the New Year with the best date ever (even though it was over Skype).
With the arrival of a new year, I’ve found that there are more things that I wanted to add to my list. I figure that I should start doing new things and embarking on new adventures. I didn’t have nearly enough of that in 2012 because I was so busy concentrating on moving to a new country and then adjusting to it. But now? Now I’ve gotten accustomed to living in Australia. It’s not new any more, but there are a ton of things I’d like to (or need to) do.
1. Get my Australian driver’s license. I’ve been extremely lazy, but this is something that needs to be done before September 18. And unless Australia’s changed the rules, I can transfer my American one without too much fuss. Granted, you probably won’t want me to drive because I’ve never done it. Chances are that I’ll find my way to the right (wrong) side of the road and trying to play monster cars with everyone. Or you’ll die of a severe heart attack until I’ve realised what I’m doing wrong. Good luck!
2. Language acquisition. Every year I say I want to learn a new language. I learned German and have never really stopped speaking it, but I have nowhere to use it so I bet there are four year olds roaming German-speaking countries with a more advanced vocabulary than what I have. I want to continue learning it, but I want to also learn some other language. I keep considering Korean.
3. Write a list of things that cheer me up and I don’t quite know why. This was inspired by Russell Howard. Seriously, how could this be a bad idea?
4. Consider vlogging more. Unless someone can prod me into doing this, this will never go farther than “Oh, I thought about it! Therefore the goal is done.” I mentioned to Kirsti that we should vlog our Getting-In-Shape Harassment. If we do this, you may get clips of me dancing like an idiot or awkwardly skating on a rooftop (and falling off in a melodramatic fashion).
5. Complete the games I’ve bought on Steam. I have more games than I can even think of. I love video games, I really do. I have yet to complete anything I even own on Steam because I have zero attention span. It’s a crazy goal, but I’m aiming to at least finish some of them during rainy days when I can’t go do something else or just want to be left alone to wind down.
6. Purchase Geek Battle, Cards Against Humanity and Apples to Apples. These games are nothing short of insanity and would provide hours of fun. No, I don’t need to own them, but the cost-to-happiness ratio would be immensely satisfied in the insanity that these games would create. It needs to happen.
So let’s see what 2013 has in store for us, shall we?