I cannot believe how fast time flies. I just looked at my planner for 2009 and can’t believe that the events I wrote about in there took place last year when I remember them as clearly as if they’d happened yesterday. Then again, I still remember things that happened in high school like they just happened yesterday, too. If only my memory could be as good when it comes to academic stuff.
Anyway, today I went to a Christmas party of sorts with my former officemates. We haven’t worked in the same office since 2006, but we’ve remained friends anyway. I’m happy about things like that. When things in your life change, but other things stay the same. We all have different lives now, way different, but we find time to see each other and have dinner together, even when it’s just during Christmas time. OK, I’ll admit it now, this is my favorite thing about Christmas — how old friends miss you. Of course, if it were me, I miss old friends all the time, holiday or not. But I’m happy that at least once a year, they remember me, too.
Aww, was that too dramatic? What can I say? My self-hatred knows no bounds.
There’s now barely 2 weeks left for 2010. I don’t even remember what my New Year’s Resolutions were back in January, if I ever made them at all. Probably not though because I don’t really believe in New Year’s Resolutions. But I am kind of happy about how mankind has created this calendar system so you can keep track of things. I mean, how did people live before times and dates were invented? Even now that we have dates, and I write down things that have happened or will happen, I still have problems keeping track of my life. What did people do back then? So they were born, and then they don’t even notice growing old because they don’t keep track of/celebrate birthdays, and all their experiences feel like a blur because they can’t tell how long ago a certain event happened, and then suddenly they have grey hair and have a hard time walking and will just realize that they’re about to die?
How did they keep track of their jobs? I mean, sure there’s sunrise and sunsets, but what about seasons? How do they know when it’s about to be winter and their plants will die? They keep track of how many sunrises there’ve been?
Such random things in my head. And brought about by such a mundane thought, too — I need a new planner and I’m having trouble deciding on what to get. On the one hand, I’m only a few stickers away from redeeming the Starbucks Planner. But on the other hand, all my friends from my old office got the same planner, and being the sheep that I am, I want my planner to be the same as theirs. (OK, this isn’t the only reason. The planner they got, the Witty Will Save the World, Co. planner, is also pretty cool.) Hence, I am really confused.
Is this even a valid concern regarding the new year? While other people are concerned about getting older, making a difference in the world, saving the environment and other things important, I’m using up the last few days of 2010 trying to figure out what planner I should use for 2011. Talk about superficiality.