2014 has swiftly come to a close. I usually get all sentimental and nostalgic about ending a year and onwards to the next, feeling moments of regrets and remorse over things I ought to have done but did not do, but this year, surprisingly, I’m actually happy to end the year and really looking forward to the next one! It’s not because I had a bad year, so bad I want it to end asap, but rather, i think the year has ended on a very good note.
Regrets, well, I have a few, I mean, who doesn’t? We all will have regrets from time to time, but this year, I learnt a more important – to let go. I have found peace within myself, and renewed confidence, as I learn to let go. I learnt to live with what I have, and what I don’t have or never will have. I learnt to let go of internal struggles and let the nurturing voice calm the critical one inside me. I learnt how important it is to just come to acceptance with things around me, and to focus on what can be done next instead of lamenting what I could have done.. I’m still working on these and can’t say I’ve perfected them but it has been a great journey 🙂
I didn’t make big resolutions for 2014, I just told myself to make it the best year yet. I went with that and although I can’t say it really is the best year yet, it had been somewhat peaceful.. and compared to 2013, I think peaceful is good. Peaceful is probably the best I could do for myself given.. so I’m happy!
Other than feeling thankful over these things, 2014 is also coming to a close with big bangs, and I’ve just had exciting things happening one after another in these last 2 weeks of the year. First.. I got that job! Started yesterday and it’s all good and promising at the moment. I am liking what I am learning and seeing, and pretty confident it’s gonna be a great experience 🙂
I went for a concert which I haven’t been to any in a long time! The concert was amazing, and it was nice that the concert had a lot of audience interaction, and it felt like a two-way connection and that’s really wonderful!
I learnt about coffee along with taking photos for the organizer. She’s been a great inspiration to me for this year, so I’m really happy to be able to be there at this first workshop she’s conducting..
There’s also been a lot of time well-spent with family and friends! Finally pulled through a short trip with a long-time friend, and for 21 years we’ve been wanting to go for a trip together but kept failing.. so I’m just glad we finally did it! Though it was just for 2 days, I felt we did a lot.. well, manicure+pedicure, shopping, massage, great food 5 times a day… not too bad right? :p
So Yes! Bring it on 2015! I’m all ready to rock and roll in the new year!
Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful new year ahead! All the best, and let’s all keep writing! 🙂