While my one-year-old is going for his first steps, I am also learning to walk (again). 2011 was full of ups and downs.
I was promoted for the 2nd time in my first job. Not fantastic but not bad either after six years. The challenging issues justifies for the few more dollars increment to the stipend. Murphy is my good friend. With only the final milestone left, I hope to overcome all odds and pull the rabbit outta the hat in 2012! If I am lucky, I may run another project.
For the consecutive year, I expended all my medical leave. After hearing my story, some may say 父爱是伟大的. Some may think I was pure clumsy. As my son likes to watch basketball playing, I decided to show him how to do it myself. At first I felt good, I got it plenty of shots. Unfortunately, I broke my ACL while chasing after the ball. It has been two months and my knee is still weak and hurts occasionally. I plan to go for surgery in 2012, while performing the balancing act of pulling the rabbit and recuperation. Pray for me!
My darling son has taken over our lives. We have little time for other things. But this is not bad. He IS part of our lives! It is so true when they say parents want to come home and hug their children. I feel so everyday. On one hand, you miss having time to do the things you like, on the other, you miss moments spent with him. As he starts to walk more, talk more, learn more, 2012 will be really exciting. Hoping to bring him on his first trip to the zoo. He loves the lion and giraffe! Also hoping to go on vacation without him at the end of the year.
2011 was also a visual year. I wrote less, photographed more. Maybe I will invest in a prime lens in 2012. But what's important isn't the gear, it is to take more photos. I plan to continue recording the growth of my son in photos. See them on my dear wife's Facebook album. If I can manage my time better, I will write more. Writing trains the mind. A respectable person writes well. I am gonna write more and well.
In 2012 I will also need to pay more attention to people. People like my wife, my parents, my friends. I would want to create more sparks for my wife, be more filial to my parents, and catch up with my friends. My best friend is getting married! I will also pay more attention to my team mates at work.
Tennis! I hope my vacation will be to Flushing Meadows for the US Open.
And here are my predictions for men tennis in 2012:
1. Roger Federer will end the year back as No.1 with wins in Australian Open and US Open.
2. Andy Murray will finally win his first grand slam, Wimbledon.
3. A new star will be born, and he'll win the Roland Garros.
4. Rafael Nadal will slowly fade away as he is sidelined by injuries for most part of the season.
5. Djokovic will have a less successful year, with less wins and more injuries. He will probably be at the No. 2 spot at the end of the season.
As they say, every cloud has a silver lining. 2011 wasn't too good. 2012 will be terrific! HUAT AH!