Obligatory end of the year post

Listening to – Lorde’s album except for the songs played on the radio

Well, goodbye 2013! 2013 saw a steep dropoff in my blog entries, whoops! I used to do some sort of annual summary I think, but I have no idea what I would write now.

I figure if anything, it must have included

Favorite song: Alesso ft. One Republic – If I Lose Myself

Favorite concert: Beyond Wonderland at the Shoreline (Hardwell set) for EDM and The XX at the Berkeley Greek Theater for indie

Vacations in order of amazingness: 1) Mendocino (short, sweet and memorable), 2) Portland with Kathy (SALT & STRAW YUM), 3) Iceland (lowered only because of my missed flight), 4) Seattle for Bumbershoot and 5) Spain with mom.

Obsession of the year: Checking Instagram after getting my first smartphone

Accomplishment of the year: New job!

What else happened in 2013 … well, as I keep summing up in e-mails I’ve been sending to people I don’t often see, nothing much, other than that I quit my job, got a new job, and am currently dating someone.

I don’t regret leaving my job as an auditor one bit, and really feel like I left at the best time. I also rather enjoy where I work now, even though I will definitely miss a lot of things about auditing. As I tell everyone who asks, I used to work with young people, and now I work with people basically like my mom. So now when I ask about people’s weekends, instead of hearing “I got black out drunk up in SF” I will hear “oh nothing much, just sat around the house.” Now people’s medical issues aren’t “I had to run to Walgreens to get some plan b” but “my hip and back has been aching.” And instead of “WHY AM I SINGGGGLEEEEE” I hear “my kid is in college now, and that’s how long I’ve been working here!” ALL REAL LIFE QUOTES I TELL YOU!

I feel like I threw myself into three different pools in 2013, the dating pool, the job search pool and then the housebuyers pool. I really only dipped into the housebuyers pool at the very end of 2013, but I still feel like it is the harshest. The other two, you can kind of make excuses for if you don’t get what you want. You can tell yourself you didn’t really like it, they must have not liked you for some odd reason or another, but for house buying it really is just plain and simple, HOW MUCH ARE YOU WORTH.

Not much, I must say about myself, unfortunately.

Well, looking forward to achieving what I figure is the third point of my adulthood triangle: dating, work and HOME!

As always my new years resolutions will be, eat healthy, exercise more, spend less money.

Specifically, more green smoothies via Vitamix, and use the free gym access every day. No idea how I will specify “spend less money” but as long as I can make mortgage payments, that sounds good to me!

Welcome to 2014!