Bonne année! Feliz año nuevo! 新年快樂! Happy new year! ...and that is all the languages I know.
I want to tell you a story. I went out and had a big fun night for New Year's Eve. Friends from out of town came in to town and we went to a soiree in San Francisco and had a jolly good time. ...except when I lost my purse. Which held my ID and my camera. I became a madwoman, leaving my friends randomly to search for my purse on the crowded dance floor. I talked to three different security guards and they all told me the same thing, come back tomorrow morning to see if we found it.
I did as they told me and guess what? They found it! I spoke with an employee in the hotel lobby and when I told her I lost my purse but they found it, she said, "this is your year! It's a good start!" And it really was. I don't want to say this is my year, so much as well, it is my year.
I was born in the year of the rabbit and 2011 is the year of the rabbit. I have been so, so lucky to get into more than one medical school and I have family and friends who love and support me and I just feel so grateful. I don't know if this is my year, but I'm going to make it a memorable one.