We say farewell to to 2014, a year full of challenges and hardships.
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”-Nietzsche
I hope that I’m able to face whatever life throws my way this year better than how I did last year. I basically wrapped myself into a bubble of some sort. Only focusing on the business and my family, I was in my own cocoon. The business wasn’t going too great with the increase in competitors vying for the same tiny piece of pie. It got to a point that I didn’t go anywhere but work and home. I didn’t meet any friends unless they sought me out. (I counted just three) And I didn’t eat out much either, hence not many blog posts about new restaurants or cafés. I was not the usual me. It was difficult for me to smile or laugh. What was easy, was bursting into tears when I’m alone at night. I was turning into a nougat-eating zombie.
I begin this brand spanking new year with a mission. To actively call/message at least a friend a day. I managed to have proper, long, meaningful conversations with old friends in Melbourne, Toronto, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane. I meet people everyday, but nothing beats talking to people who really know you. I hope I can keep up with this mission and be more of myself this year than last year.
Eating all that nougat and candies last year was not a great idea, but it supressed my cravings of wanting something sweet or heading out to cafès to buy pastries or cakes. I guess I have to add more fruits and vegetables to my afternoon snacking list. Currently, am obsessed with persimmons, yellow bell peppers and cherry tomatoes. Yums!
I need to go out and skate more often. The weather has been rather dreary of late, I hope the coming weekend will be sunnier! I have missed going to the beach to skate! Sweat drenching my shorts and baggy tee, a total mess but I know I’ll be tired and happy. Weekends for skating and weekdays at the gym. If I’m exhausted, I’m sure I’ll be too tired to even think.
Today, I blasted music out loud at work. Whilst packing all my dvds to bring back home, I sang out loud to Matchbox 20, Jason Mraz and Santana, and I actually felt good. A sort of stress release, I guess? I hadn’t done that in years! Spotify’s going to keep me company this year!
I hope I can keep up with all that I’ve set out for myself this year by eating healthier, living better and be more like myself. It’s an urgent challenge I issued to myself. And the only person that blocks my way to a better me, is me.