The 10 things I wanted to achieve in 2014 and what really happened.

reflexi贸n 21 de dic. de 2014


On the聽1st of January 2014 I published a post on my blog(written in Spanish)聽about the 10 things that I wanted to achieve in 2014. As the end of 2014 is getting closer, I decided to go back to this post and see if all my聽New Year’s Resolutions for 2014聽had been conquered or not.

I’ll go one by one and see what happened:

1. Scrub in a surgery:聽Yey! One thing that I can cross out! I did assist in one surgery, it was a thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid gland). It was such an experience. Even though I couldn’t stay there until the end because I almost fainted 聽(too many emotions and feelings all at once)聽but it was a remarkable day. I really can’t wait to get into my surgery scrubs again and jump聽(or better, enter walking calmly)聽into the operation room.

2. Get my driving license:聽Nope. Didn’t happen. Yet. Again. I’m 23 years old and I can’t drive a car. But the thing is that I never felt the need to drive one. Whenever I’m back home in Spain I go everywhere by bike or public transport聽(the same I do when I’m in Lithuania).聽Anyways, I’ll try to sort it out this upcoming 2015. Do you think it will happen? Make your bets!

3. Visit 5 new countries:聽This one didn’t happen either. But well, this January 2014 I was visiting for the first time R墨ga (Latvia). I had been in Latvia before, but really, Daugavpils聽(the city I first stepped in in Latvia)was one of the most non-latvian cities I’ve seen. Almost no one spoke Latvian there. I liked the capital that much that I got back with my friends in November 2014.

Also, this summer I did my first intercontinental trip alone. I went all the way to聽South Koreato visit my friend and we traveled around the country. Such an amazing and memorable experience. I will definitely go back there.

So even though I didn’t visit 5 new countries聽(technically I only visited one new)聽I can’t complain at all about my trips this year. And wait for 2015, because it will be full of adventures as well!

4. Instagram more:聽Well, this one I totally managed to do it well. My followers number has increased, but what’s more important, we are a community there. We interact, I tell you about my trips, my day-a-day and you tell me about yours too. It is by far the social network that I love the most. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, be sure to check @fateuser and do follow me. Please. It’s for free. And I will love you forever.

5. Give a better structure to my blog:聽I am a very organized and perfectionist person. That’s why always if I find a better way to structure my blog I do it. Even though it takes 12 hours. I will do it anyways. If you find something confusing or it’s not clear where to find the contents in my blog, please don’t hesitate to tell me. I like everything to be聽芦perfecto禄!

6. Write more:聽Since I’m in the clinical years聽(currently I’m on my 5th year of studies – 1.5 more to go!)聽I don’t have all the free time that I wish for. But still I try to get some time to share things with you guys, with the聽芦family禄聽that聽fateuser.com聽(and all surrounding social networks)聽has become. I’m glad I started this and glad I’m still writing here. I think this year I wrote more often. Will try to write聽芦more oftener禄聽this 2015. Boy scout word!

7. Create more:聽Here I was making reference to the video and pictures creation. Oh boy. I think it’s the resolution that worked out the best way! I created a new youtube channel(it’s all in english folks!)聽and created a new flickr account(it’s all in 芦pictures禄 folks!).聽Be sure to check them out and tell me what you think!

8. Better my grades average:聽Also worked. I’m more persistent in university and also I enjoy studying more. And if you like聽(or love)聽what you do, it’s always easier to put more effort.聽(Self highs-five)

9. Be more constant:聽Tried to fight my laziness moments. Won almost all the battles. Happy about the result. End of communication.

10. Finish the biggest project I have rolling on:聽I did advance a bit on this. Still not going to share anything. I want it to be a surprise for聽y’all.聽But it’s going. Slowly but going.


Overall I achieved 7/10 things that I planned to do during this whole year. I’m quite glad about the result. I think that life is about this. Making goals and achieving them. I once read a sentence聽WITHOUT A GOAL YOU CAN’T SCORE.聽So ladies and gentleman, you have few days before the new chapter of our lives begins. 2015 is almost there. Are you ready to put your battle gear and fight for your dreams?



Pau Mateo

M茅dico veinti-algo-a帽ero con una pasi贸n por la fotograf铆a y la aventura que es f谩cilmente contagiable.