Happy and Calm New Year (Is Something I Can Only Wish For)

(A cute card I got from my ex-boyfriend)

I do not make New Year resolutions. 

Well, I’d love to say it’s because I’m unconcerned by such silly things, but it’s rather because as for most college sufferers, my year is still academic - it starts in October and ends in September. Therefore, the New Year is just before my mid-terms. That being said, I always make tons of New Semester resolutions. I bet you can imagine.

1) “I’ll study a teeny tiny little bit everyday, so that I don’t have to cram like crazy right before exams” (Number of exam periods I’ve spent cramming so far: 5). 

2) “I’ll take up a new language/start playing piano again/improve the level of languages I know” (I still can read only 50 kanji and my German and Latin are slowly but surely deteriorating, and if I weren’t scared as hell by a probably upcoming French interview, my French would do the very same).

3) “I’ll help with housework more (very hard because of issues with 1)).

4) “I’ll find a part-time job” (school + lab + spacing out = full time job -> no time for part-time ones).

5) “I’ll stop considering graduating with honors to be the only option ensuring a salary above the minimum wage and my family not falling into poverty” (Would only be solved by a lobotomy or very efficient brainwashing).

How about you? Do you make New Year resolutions? Or have you given up already?

For people in college: Anyone freaking out because of exams?  


  1. Hi Vita! I am really stressed about exams too. :( I don't know how I'll do it but I'll try... I love your illustrated card and I am wishing you the best of luck to your exams (it seems we are very alike, I also have lots of lab and university work :( )

    best wishes for 2013!

    1. Thank you! Yes, exams are pure evil T__T. Good luck to you too!

  2. Happy New Year! I really miss having a pet. Thankfully, my mom sends pictures of my puppy George Michael (you can see him in some of my entries) but it's not the same as having him snuggle next to you ... best of luck on your exams!


  3. Good luck with your studies! I am gonna pick up my Japanese this year too..I did it before but I have stopped for a while.. i think it is fun to learn a language and especially when you already have the idea of it..

    Pretty Light

  4. Happy New Year Vita!!!!!
    Wishing you all the best with your study and love! You have the sweetest blog :)

    1. Thank you so much! Happy New Year to you too! <3