New Year's Meme by Sunday Stealing!

The New Year’s Eve Meme from Sunday Stealing!

In 2014, I gained:  a new job, a new friend, and a hot boyfriend. Hi!

I lost:  my first pet, Charlie.

I stopped:  working in retail – “and that has made all the difference.”  I never realized how shitty I was being treated on a daily basis until I quit working in a store.  People, in general, shame on you.  Don’t dump your personal bullshit on the sweater folder in H&M.  She is not your psychoanalyst, she is not a police officer, she is not a Fairy Godmother, she is not your mommy.  She works for the store, she is not your slave.  LEAVE HER ALONE!

I started:  being 30!

I was hugely satisfied by:  being 30.  It’s true – in your 20’s you worry about a lot of unnecessary stress (watch five minutes of “Girls”) and I think I was worried I’d carry that into the rest of my life.  Not so, it seems!  I think I am more mature…

And frustrated by: things outside of my control that I need to get over.  Tourists are always jerks!  I know this!  I just need to work on toughing up my armour.  Or ignoring it better.

I am so embarrassed that I: endured a negative situation so long before taking action.


Once again, I did not:  learn to swim, which I keep meaning to do.

The biggest physical difference between me last December and this December is:  my 1/4 sleeve tattoo that I got in April:

The biggest psychological difference between me last December and this December is: last December around this time I was really bummed about a lot of things.  This year overall was kind of ups and downs but it went by really quick and now I’m excited!  Or at least too busy to worry too much.

I loved spending time:  walking all over New York City, taking pictures of the scenery, listening to music – or not!

Why did I spend even two minutes: worrying about people who are out of the picture?  I mean, by choice.

I should have spent more time: sleeping in when I had the chance!!!

I regret buying: …huh.  Um.  “The Number of the Beast,” the first Heinlein novel I didn’t particularly care for. 

I will never regret buying… my tattoos! even though with that money I could have … mom, you wanna take this one?

I ATE ICE CREAM …way too muchnon, je ne regrette rein!

I didn’t… say “I love you” enough.  Can you ever?

MY APARTMENT … drove me crazy.

The most relaxing place I went was a cabin upstate over my birthday and it was a weekend-long party and so relaxing and perfect!

Why did I go to Brooklyn LOL JUST KIDDING BROOKLYN you’re kind of alright.

The best thing I did for someone else was …was… can I say “I listen to my students every day and try to make a difference in their lives both by teaching them skills to succeed in life and by showing them that there are adults who care about them and their future?”

The best thing I did for myself was work my ass off. 

The best thing someone did for me  get me a new job!  As much as it is frustrating to be thrown into teaching 1/3 of the way through the year, it was a huge deal to take a risk in something difficult and try for something better.  Even if I don’t succeed this year, I know I can keep trying to better myself and make a difference.  And if that speech doesn’t win me Miss America…

The one thing I’d like to do again, but do it better, dance-off.  Dance my face off.  I can just see it…


7 responses to “New Year's Meme by Sunday Stealing!”

  1. Great to get to know you better through your answers. I worked retail for 9 years and know what you mean about customer behavior. Shame on the public!

  2. My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dog. He was quite handsome.

    I am jealous you got to go to Comic Con 🙂 I bet you had a blast. Great tattoo also!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  3. I am sorry about your dog. I am jealous of your trip to Comic Con. I enjoyed reading your answers. I worked in retail for a year, and the public can be downright nasty. Not a place I want to go back to.

  4. I love your tattoo! And sorry about your pup. It's always hard to lose a pet.

  5. Retail is a very tough job, it's physically hard and emotionally. I hope never to have one of my kids working it anymore. Glad you got out!

    Charlie looked so sweet in the picture. It's so hard to lose a pet. Here's to a better year in 2015.

  6. *blushes* Hi right back at you, cutie!

  7. Thanks for taking us through your year…be well and may 2015 be even more stellar!

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