Happy New Year. If I were to directly respond to last year’s post, it would be pretty funny. A lot of opinions have turned 180°… or at least the way I’ve dealt with the origin of those opinions differed.
I ended up making my account public because I don’t really care who sees it. I don’t post often anyway, and I use it just to see what reels my sister sends me. I still think it’s a joke and a waste of time, but also I just care less about all of that.
I wrote last year that I wanted to be less pedantic and worried, which I think I’ve achieved mostly by being tired and, again, caring a little less. My superiority complex is still well and alive, and I am still very neurotic. I’ve achieved a few things while simultaneously having taken 10k steps back (metaphorically and also physically), I didn’t even manage to gain back any of the weight I lost in uni, and I’m on anti-depressants. I no longer enjoy nor feel the need to obsessively dissect the past few months, so we’ll move along to the next segment.
Here’s last year’s reminder:
Take stretch breaks, eat something with substance, and do at least one thing that is purely to make you happy per day. Also… watch more movies.
Unfortunately, during the final semester of 4th year, I don’t think I watched any movies. I watched a few TV shows, though! I wanted to make a Year-in-Review of the shows but maybe later. I didn’t really take that many stretch breaks either. Guess that could carry over into this year.
Anyway, here’s 3 things I’ll be keeping in mind this year:
- Remember to check all the essentials before committing to anything. This means checking to make sure I’m not making any (big) decision hungry, sleep-deprived, on a time crunch, without considering other cost-efficient options, consulting at least 1 outside source when necessary, and really asking myself if it’s worth it. This also means to double check that I’ve got my items before heading out of the house, including an umbrella.
- Write and/or draw things at least once a week. Something purely for myself, finished to some degree, no matter how shitty or sloppy.
- Don’t be afraid of trying new things. I’m still often deterred by a fear of failure or inadequacy, but I guess there’s no real harm in trying things. Rejection and sucking at things suck, but like… whatever.
As for the solar terms, I’ll probably segue more into photos and/or specific topics more sporadically. I’ll hit the big ones (or at least one per month). We’ll see when Chinese New Year comes. Until then.