This year is/was quiet a hard time for me—big failure on GMAT, didn’t apply for any graduate school, and wasted a lot of time (not even spent on having fun, purely wasted).
But still, there were lights. Just to name a few: I took Professor Junyan Zhang’s Institutional Economy class in the spring (it was inspiring both academically and personally); I came to America for one year’s exchange study; I met new friends from all over the world; I travelled a lot here in the States; and I went to some great concerts (especially Mayday’s). And my family and friends are supportive as always.
I read some books in 2012 as usual. The best one that I can think of now is To Kill A Mockingbird. I wish I had read it earlier but on the other hand, I kind of think I wouldn’t understand it as much if I did. I improved my workflows and started to use a (revised) GTD system, though I am still not that productive. And oh my, fiddling with productivity and tech stuff is becoming my new hobby. When it comes to that, I’m a total nerd. I love plain text. I love Markdown.
Even though now I’m traveling in Los Angeles by myself, I’m still going to celebrate new year, even by myself. I mean, why not—with Mayday’s People Life, Ocean Wild (人生海海) of course.
Anyways, happy 2013.