A new year, new challenges, new directions.
I'm not one for resolutions, although if I were to pick one, I'd say spending less on makeup and more on healthy food and life choices would be first on my list.. *coughs* But nevermind this, I think if you need to make a change in your life, you don't need to wait for a new year to embark on your journey. I mean I'm all for setting dates for important things (I've heard it was a good tip to stop smoking to set a date for it and prepare mentally before you go cold-turkey). The most important date for me in 2012 will most likely be March 1rst, since I have to pick a major by then. It's SOOO SO hard, because I'm interested in too many things at once, and can't decide if I wanna take the long road and study physics, or if I wanna keep with the humanities and go into science of religions.
The latter seems to be the simplest option, I just don't know yet how I can succeed to integrate it into my life and grow into a... religion expert? Heck, if I'm lucky the mayas were right, and those existential questions are illusory and useless in the face of the impending doom that awaits us in December! :P
I was gonna do some "What I got for Christmas" haul, but then I figured.. who really cares that I got a coffee machine? So I'll abstain. I WILL say though that I got the Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation at Sephora during the holiday break and that I am IN LOVE with it. Also a big shoutout to the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Sin, which is the most flattering shade and stays put FOREVER.
That being said, I also bought 4 books, to feed the mind as well as the vain beauty addictions, y'know.. so:
The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch
For the Love of Physics by Walter Levin
The Hidden Reality by Brian Green
Religion in Human Evolution by Robert N. Bellah
I started reading The Hidden Reality, and so far, besides some random facts about an old Einstein ignoring string theory as it became the leading theory, I didn't learn much. This MIGHT be a sign that I am watching way too many videos and reading too many physics forums trying to understand quantum physics and the theory of everything as it unravels, or maybe it's just that I only the introduction so far... ;) Spacetime will tell.. (huhuhu)