Fearless

And so we're done the year and I feel like I literally just wrote an end of the year reflection post but it's crazy that it's been 365 days since then. So here goes.

Some things I've done in 2013:
> Brought up my grades
> Kissed and swam with dolphins
> Snorkeling
> Walked from West to East Campus in snow and ice
> Joined a dance team that reminded me why I love to dance
> Became a Cameron Crazie at Cameron Stadium
> Finished taking orgo forever
> Took a photo with Aladdin and Jasmine
> Shadowed a neurologist
> Bought a snapback
> Watched Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham 3 more times
> Spent Thanksgiving with my best friend
> Roadtripped to New Jersey
> Performed in my first Awaaz
> Developed a better relationship with my sister
> Made some new, super close friends
> Found love(:

And some things I've learned in 2013:
> First relationships tend to be more about finding out what you want and don't want in a relationship. We fall into them because we really like the idea of a relationship more than the person him or herself. This is okay as long as we learn from the experiences.
> It's important to take into account everything my parents say about the decisions I make, but I'm starting to get old enough to make my own decisions.
> If you eat too much chocolate, you will gain weight, so you should not do that.
> Nostalgia is an extremely powerful, bittersweet feeling, especially when it's arisen via music. It's a nice feeling to know that it happened, but sucks to know that it's gone.
> Emotional pain actually causes physical pain, and it's not a pleasant feeling at all. 
> I'm not as strong as I've always considered myself to be, and it's a hard realization to accept. But I've also realized that the older I get, the more I can judge who it's okay for me to become vulnerable to. I've realized that, while I shouldn't be depending on anyone but myself right now, I don't have to be so strong forever.
> I need to put more effort into the things that I am interested in. If I want to study neuroscience, I need to make sure I know my shit. The future isn't about how well I did in school or what my GPA looks like, it's about how much I can apply what I've learned. My GPA has stopped mattering so much.
> Generational gap causes problems. Growing up in different times and places causes differences that aren't easily resolved.
> It doesn't take me very much to be happy, and I'm happy.
> This blog has done a lot more for me than just help me clear my head and unscramble my thoughts.
> I'm apparently not very good at expressing my feelings. I gotta work on that.
> I can't parallel park.
> I wish I didn't, but I need security in my life.

Some things I need to do in 2014:
> Lose some weight and get more fit. Seriously.
> Get my first true slow dance. 
> Declare my major.
> Get somewhere with my research.
> Bring up my grades. Learn some stuff.
> Get better at choreographing.
> Get my driver's license.
> Get the fam to understand.
> Learn more about myself, because there's so much more to learn. Fix it.

I probably forgot a lot of stuff, but here it is before it turns midnight. Have a great 2014 - Your girl, Sonal (:

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    -Jon.

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