Today is June first, which means that the year is already half over. Many of you probably remember that at the beginning of this year I came up with a list of 10 items that I did not want to do in 2012. I thought that since the year is half way over, it was time to look back and check out my progress thus far with my list of things I had decided not to do. Let’s see how well I’ve been doing with my list:
I’ve been pretty good when it comes to not watching movies similar to Buried. I’ve managed to stay away from rather depressing movies for the most part. But there is still an entire other half of 2012 to get through. For some reason, I have the feeling that I will eventually run into another movie that I think will end one way, but will end leaving me depressed by what happens at the end of the movie. We’ll see what happens though, maybe I’ll get lucky.
#9 The Human Centipede:
I have to tell you that The Human Centipede 2 has been streaming on Netflix for quite some time now. I’ve been very good at avoiding it like the plague, but it often calls to me, tempting me to watch it. I would really rather not watch that movie considering I remember vividly what happens in the first one, but it is oh so tempting. My love for movies and my curiosity of what happens in the second one has been making avoiding the second movie a struggle. I’m not sure how much longer I can hold out, but I know that in the end, I’ll regret it if I do watch it.
#8 Megan is Missing:
I can’t say that I’ve been too successful with this. You’ve probably noticed by now that avoiding movies is not an easy thing for me to do. I really should have known it’d be difficult for me to avoid movies that could potentially scar me for life, but that’s just the way things go. I’ve seen a couple of movies similar to Megan is Missing, one quite recently actually. I don’t think any of them as been as bad as Megan is Missing or The Human Centipede, but again, I’ve still got six months to go!
SUCCESS! I can finally say that I’ve successfully avoided something I said I would! I can happily say that I’ve avoided hearing music videos that haunt me for days or weeks on end. It’s been pleasant, to say the least. My ears are happy and I hope to keep them that way.
#6 Oh Deer:
Remember how I said I would like to avoid getting hit by a deer in 2012? Well, the year is half over and so far I’ve managed to avoid the four legged creator. The only problem is that July the 4th is quickly approaching. On that day it’ll be a year since the accident and I have to say I’m pretty nervous about what may happen. I’m keep my fingers crossed that another incident doesn’t happen.
#5 Procrastinate Much?:
You didn’t think I could do this one right? That I would still end up procrastinating in the end. Well, guess what…you were right. I still find myself procrastinating when it comes to accomplishing things such as school work. The good news is that I still get things done, it just happens to take me a bit longer than some others. I’m not going to give up though and I’m going to continue to keep from procrastinating, but my hopes of this actually happening are becoming slimmer. We’ll see though.
#4 The Green-Eyed Monster:
I’m happy to report that I’ve been doing really well when it comes to my jealousy issues since the start of 2012. I’ve come to realize that I really have nothing to be jealous of as long as I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished, which I am for the most part. A lot has happened this year and looking at how I’ve dealt and how I’m dealing with situations shows me that I have no need to be jealous of others because I’ve probably accomplished things that they haven’t been able to. Maybe they’re jealous of me in some way, who knows. But in the end I’ve gotten my jealousy pretty much under control, at least for the time being.
#3 Smile Like You Mean It*:
I find it interesting that one of my goals was to smile more and then within only a few weeks of one another, two very important people in my life passed away. I’d like to say that I’ve smiled more this year than last and maybe that’s true, but I also think that I’ve shed more tears than last year. Life’s hard and it seems to be harder when you’re trying to improve it. But the year is only half over so I have time to smile more and be happier. It’s what they—those I’ve lost—would have wanted.
#2 Let it Be**:
I’m still a bit of a “dweller” or so my husband calls me, but I feel as if I’ve improved quite a bit. I don’t think a lot of what has happened and the things that I can’t change, but instead I think about how I can change the future. I try not to allow things to get to me as much as they used to; though, they still sometimes do. I at the least try not to let things eat at me for months on end, which I’ve been successful with. I’ve learned to let things go for the most part and I think that it’s help my stress level lessen, which is always a good thing.
#1 For Me:
I think that I’ve improved with doing everything for everyone else. I’ve, sort of, learned to say “no” when I don’t want to do something instead of telling my friends or family that it’s “no problem” and that “I’ll get it done soon.” I think that I do a lot more for myself and I concentrate on my life and what makes me happy much more than I used to. I let my emotions and my opinions are more known than ever before. It’s a big step, to live for me, but I think I’m making great strides with this one.
I think I’ve changed quite a bit these last few months and that I’ve learned a lot about myself that I didn’t before. I’ve learned that I’m a much stronger person than I ever thought I was. I’m someone who can have everything crumble around her and still keep going. I’ve learned that I have so much love and support and my life that I didn’t necessarily realize was there before. I’ve learned a lot and I hope to continue to learn more.
Well, that concludes the update of things that I did in 2011 that I don’t want to repeat or things I want to change in 2012.
How has the first six months of your year been? Have you changed at all? Was it for the better or for the worse?
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*An awesome song by The Killers
**An amazing song by The Beatles
Posted on June 1, 2012 by Felicia