After a month off for winter break, I do not think I can fully express how glad I am to be back to writing this new year. So far, the new year has shown a lot of promise and I, for one, am genuinely excited to see where 2018 will take me. I can only hope that my peers feel the same way and that they have a successful new year as well. While on the topic of the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the things I have done in the past year or so that I would never do again.
To start off this countdown, number one would probably be staying home with my brothers while my parents were in India for the week. My brothers were two and seven at the time, two of the most adorable human beings in the world, but by the third night, I was so sleep deprived that I cried over the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song playing on the television. It was a rewarding experience and all, but I will definitely not be doing something similar in the future.
Number two is asking a three-year-old if he wanted a piece of candy when he was in my dorm. Since then, every time he comes to visit he gets mad at me for not having candy for him. He makes it seem like it is the biggest betrayal he has ever faced in his life, and, to be fair, his life has been pretty short so it probably is the most offensive thing he’s ever experienced. Who invites someone over to their room without having a Twix bar readily available for them? Apparently, I do.
The final thing I have done in the past year that I will probably never do again is voluntarily watching the first three Star Wars movies. I had only remembered Star Wars from when I was little, loving Obi-Wan as if he were the cool older brother I always deserved (not to offend my actual older brother, but I think we’d all agree that Obi-Wan is cooler). But boy, a younger me did not understand how truly bad those movies are. Hopefully, no one reading this has a particular affinity to the portrayal of Anakin Skywalker’s story in the first three movies, but Hayden Christensen was just an overall disappointment, and I don’t understand how I could make that mistake yet another time.
That being said, I hope that by the end of 2018, I have more stories of things I have done that I will never do again. I hope everyone can say the same and that their new year is as fantastic as mine has been.