If I try to sum up 2012 in a couple of words, it would be burgers, advertising, and tumblr.
I completed my first year in advertising and because of that I consumed a lot of burgers and beer. Nothing makes me feel better than a quiet bar and good food. When I doubted my future in advertising, which I’ll probably end up doing in my weakest moments of the coming year, I turn to my burgers and beer.
It’s been an interesting ride and I still struggle to find the words that best encapsulate it. I kind of wish I had some perks-of-being-a-wallflower moment where I meet my pixie dream girl, accidentally get high, and feel infinite, but really I just moved back to my hometown, learned a new set of buzzwords, and learned how to assimilate in an ad office. I’m not every sure if I fully mastered that last part yet.
I kind of feel like a chump because I remember my hairdresser reminiscing about how her 23rd year of life was amazing. When I look back on mine, I think, “I could have stolen that last bagel in the office kitchen and no one would have noticed.”
I spent hours, probably weeks if you count up the hours, on Tumblr. Watching and reading and laughing as the seasons change outside the office window. I’m a happy little hermit, but I have no thoughtful nuggets of info to offer. I feel like if you’re a hermit or introvert, you better be thoughtful as fuck or you’re no use to your quiet and calm brethren.
So my little New Year’s Eve ritual is to write down some things I would like to accomplish for the upcoming year. I call them resolutions — New Year’s Resolutions is an even better name.
My New Year’s Resolutions:
Focus better - actually follow through with a blog post and don’t sit on it until you think it sounds stupid and throw it away. Do what you said you were going to do. Finish a goddamn book.
Take care of myself - go to the doctor and eat more than snack foods unless I’m really busy and I have to… ain’t nobody got time for that. Surround myself with cool people, so I can latch on and steal their coolness. Go somewhere new.
Eat more hamburgers