I have to say 2017 was, well, something. On a personal note, I’ve finished my third year of university, and as of October I began a fourth year as a Masters degree, and now I feel like I’m getting closer to an actual career path. Who knows, if I graduate in July I might still have to get a “dead-end” job so that I can get a steady source of income and work my way up, but I suppose that’s for some further discussion a little later.
On the world around me, my gods I’m still not sure if I want to call this year better or worse than the last year, and that’s partly because I’ve seen so many clusterfucks and so much pointless drama that it’s made my head spin. On the other hand, at least it serves to remind me to not trust political movements, because nearly all of them are shit. Isn’t that the weird thing about the West? For all our problems we’re pretty much the best region of the world to live in by almost any measure, and our politics is still almost all garbage. I guess you could say it’s not politics that makes a civilization great. Thank goodness for that.
I don’t want to go on a spiel about New Year’s resolutions, because it’s pointless. They don’t always pan out, and in fact they have a reputation for just being shirked after a month. However, I will say that I do have hopes for the next year, and ideas for how to improve going forward.
For one thing I could do with being a little less of a cynic, and be less apprehensive towards believing in things. This seems a bit ironic given that I feel like shitting on all movements politically, but of course I’m not talking about politics. Since I have a habit of underestimating myself, I need to believe in myself more, for one thing. And taking a cue from the Luciferian tradition I align myself with, I should consider, study and hopefully try to experience the power of belief; not in the gay-ass conventionally religious sense, but to not only believe that I can good but also have faith in my results, whatever they are – because hey, at least you can trust that. I need to spend less time thinking things through and more time doing things. And, I suppose, I need to “go with the flow” more. Sooner or later, I think positive change probably will come my way if I allow myself to embrace it, or just grab it by the ass at the right time, but I wouldn’t like to let myself get carried away regardless.
Anyways, Happy New Year to all my readers, and I hope you enjoy your lives this year. Just don’t expect too much activity from this blog after Sunday, because I’ll be back in university next week.