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10 November 2011 @ 11:01 am
New Year's Resolutions 2011: November  
Here we are with the year nearly over, and I haven’t thought about my New Year’s resolutions in several months. Have I come close to completing any of them?

1. Set up a regular fitness routine.
I’ve completely, totally failed on this one – and have the waistline to prove it. I’ve gained ten pounds since the beginning of the year.

2. Visit another country.
Well, thank goodness I’ve managed to take care of this resolution! In June I went to Florence, Italy. In July I spent some time in London. So that’s two European countries this summer!
I traveled quite a bit within the country, too. I managed to visit Oregon, Florida and Southern California in the past eleven months. I’m satisfied, travel-wise, although a Nile cruise that Mom had proposed for the fall didn’t pan out. The Nile. Egypt! That would have been amazing.

3. Get a 4.0.
Ouch, I didn’t swing this one yet…unless summer counts, but that was only one class! I’m hoping I’ll be able to pull one this semester, but it’ll be really close in one of my classes.

4. Set up a school/career map.
I have worked on this one, but it’s not completely worked out yet.
Earlier this year, I applied for an internship at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, but it didn’t work out in the end. I’ve heard that they’re looking for interns again, so I might reapply.
Academically, I’ve hit a snag. I filed paperwork for an art history major/anthropology minor as the first step in my eventual plan to double major in arth/anth. Unfortunately, the paper pushers in the SJSU academic offices rejected my application because I had “too many units” from community college. Considering only 70 units from community college actually transfers to SJSU, that’s ludicrous, but I’ve got to meet with the head of anthropology and the dean to get this cleared up.

5. Complete an epic art piece.
No, I haven’t completed an epic piece of art, but I feel like I’ve met this goal. I’ve discovered a new love of working with glass, and while none of my beginners’ pieces were mind-blowing I think the whole experience of working with glass has been pretty awesome.

6. Move out
In late July Seanie found half of a duplex and he’s moved in. I anticipate joining him next year after we get married. So while I won’t accomplish this by year’s end, there’s been definite progress.
I just wish I could be moving someplace better. :-/ But hey, poor student, what can you do?