But how did I do on my official New Year's Resolutions? Well...
1. Set up a regular fitness routine.
I never did this. In fact, I hardly exercise at all, and over the course of the year I gained several pounds. Massive fail on that one.
2. Visit another country.
Like I said, three weeks in Italy and a little over a week in England. It was an amazing, life-changing experience to walk the narrow streets of Florence, climb the walls of Lucca and climb the monoliths at Avebury. Plus, I got to ogle David's junk at the Academia. Good times.
3. Get a 4.0.
I didn't manage a 4.0 in the spring semester, but I got As in my summer and fall classes. Huzzah!
4. Set up a school/career map.
At long last, I have a projected graduation date: Fall 2012. I'll be graduating with an Art History BA and a minor in Anthropology, with a focus on archaeology. I hope to do an archeology field school next summer.
I am enrolled in an internship program at the Egyptian Museum which will probably extend to May. After I make the minimum number of hours required for that position, I'll get another internship at a more prestigious institution - I hope the De Young or the Legion of Honor. The earliest window of opportunity for applying to grad school at UCLA will be in Fall 2013, so I will spend the interim studying up on Chemistry and (fingers crossed) working.
5. Complete an epic art piece.
So I didn't complete a painting, which is what I anticipated when I made this resolution at the beginning of the year, but I discovered the delights of working with glass. I'm pleased as punch with the glass float I made. I hope to continue working with this medium next year, as well as getting back into painting.
6. Move out.
This is the one thing I really didn't manage. Seanie moved out, but I didn't join him. It's December 31st, and I still live with my parents.
Four out of six. Sure, I didn't get everything, but I think this is a much better turnout than previous years!