with a new year comes new problems. but if there's one thing i learned from last year it's not to over-react. i have a tendency to blow things out of proportion. i'll admit it. but this time i'm taking on a different attitude. sure, the situation sucks, but i just have to deal with it. i can't stop it from happening but i can control the way i think about it and how i choose to act on it. and surprisingly, i am calm. partially because i haven't really dealt with it yet. but as i look back on previous "life-changing" experiences, even those seem silly now. i found a quote recently that i fell in love with:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
it's about learning to dance in the rain."
i know i'll look back on all of this and just laugh.
like i did this weekend. i laughed a lot this weekend. it was our annual cabin trip, my fourth year going. every january a group of 20-ish friends rent a cabin in tahoe for the weekend. it's the time of year where we can all get away from our jobs, schools, and obligations and just hang out like we used to before we became grown ups. it was an amazing way to leave my problems behind and get some perspective.
and now i return to davis, winter quarter already in full swing. i had my first quiz this morning and my physics homework is patiently awaiting me.
so this is the new year
and i have no resolutions
for self assigned penance
for problems with easy solutions
i wish the world was flat like the old days
then i could travel just by folding a map
no more airplanes, or speed trains, or freeways
there'd be no distance that could hold us back.
"The New Year" by Death Cab for Cutie