“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was teh epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair […]”
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. I can still remember my senior year when we were forced to read “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. Surprisingly, it was a very good book. For some reason, I can still recall the chief literary device “Universal Appeal” and how it was drilled into our heads. It’s funny how I find myself quoting lines from a book that I’ve read 5 years ago when I never thought I’d need to outside of that English IV class.
2009 was actually a good year for me. I acheived a lot of what I wanted to do. Last Year brought me bittersweet memories. Regardless of all of the bad things that I have experienced and witnessed, I am satisfied with my success and my acheivements for 2009. This year I see even more satisfaction and even more happiness mainly because I’ve let a lot of people go. I’ve allowed my troubles and my despairs of 2009 to remain in 2009. I’ve stopped stressing over things that I can’t change and I’ve accepted those things for what they are. With that acceptance, I was able to plan ahead in which I did.
Of course this year, I’ll definitely make better decisions. Nevertheless, the only plans (because I don’t make resolutions, I plan) that I have for myself are to avoid making the same mistakes again and to adhere to my faith, knowledge, and wisdom that I have attained throughout my life experiences. I’ve seen the growth within myself. I like it and I know what I must continue to do to keep growing.