Apparently, my resolution for 2014 was to get a cat by the end of the year. Considering that my current lease does not allow pets, that did not happen. I did get to be reunited with Jewely-Cat, albeit with mixed results. I’ve created a monster by playing with her (she wants to play ALL THE TIME), but otherwise, she doesn’t seem to like me that much–or at least, only on her terms.
In 2014 I went to four continents, four U.S. states, six countries, made ten international flights (including my first trans-Pacific flight), went to the Southern Hemisphere, finished and graduated with my PhD, moved internationally, moved domestically, and started my first teaching job. My rheumatoid arthritis has been flaring up for most of the year and I spent the last month of 2014 fighting off a very persistent sinus infection (two rounds of antibiotics later and I think it might be on the way out). In terms of daily life, 2014 was about survival. So, now it’s 2015.
I doubt I’ll be as well-travelled this year, but I would like to see some things happen. Such as:
- Getting a full-time job (or rather, getting paid for working full-time);
- Having an article (or two?) accepted for publication;
- Improving my French;
- Getting a cat;
- Being more physically active.
The latter is probably the easiest of the four, even if it is dependent upon my RA and spoon levels. And, I really, really want a cat.
Also, a big thank you to Megan, Sarah, Kelly, and Felicity, whose generosity resulted in a food processor and a slow-cooker. I hope that cooking, and generally feeding myself regularly, will be better this year, too.