I turned 21 today.
I've been alive for 7670 days today.
Just a year ago, I would've hated this. One year older. Now I know better. I'm not saying I don't slip from time to time, but it's a much easier thought nowadays.
I have survived another year. I made it through a whole year.
It's funny, time. Thinking back on stuff, I can't help but think "It was only 3 years ago".
"Only 3 years".
It's not much in that sense, but thinking ahead of me, one year is a long, long time. And it feels good. Time is passing, and one of these days I'm not gonna feel as good about these stuff, but right now, it's ok.
I've accomplished much this past year, 2013. I finished school, I got to start working (though only when someone is sick), I went out into the Swedish mountains all on my own for 8 days, I climbed Swedens Highest mountain Kebnekaise, I went to Africa, Tanzania all on my own and climbed one of the 7 summits, Kilimanjaro.
I did so much stuff, things I really haven't realized I've done. That's the biggest problem, not realizing how much you have accomplished, seeing yourself, that you're not actually only sitting on your ass even if it feels like that most of the time.
I know some things I want to do in 2014. Some things I really long for, and hop I'll be able to accomplish. Maybe I will, or maybe not. We'll see what the future holds.
Back here in Sweden it's already the 15'th of January. My day is past, way too quickly. But it was a good day, a day where I did what I wanted to. No commitments to others, just what I wanted to do.
I did what I love, I went to the hockey rink. I took some shots in the shot ramp, and then went skating all on my own. The whole rink for myself. That was quite some time ago.
And people remembered it. Facebook, thank you very much for reminding others of me. People telling me "congrats!" in real life too. It's worth so much more than a sentence on your so called wall.
It was freezing. My whole face was full of ice after walking outside, but it was still sunny. And this evening, it started snowing, even though it was really cold. It's not suppose to snow when it's below -20C. But it did.
It was my day. Just like I wanted it.