It’s the last moments of 2017 and in a short while, the new year will come. As always, there’d be New Year’s resolutions being made, wishes being shared, hopes and dreams being highlighted . . . All these, and reflections on what the past 365 days had bring upon to all of us. As for me, well, this year had marked quite an achievement for myself.
I started the year working as an executive where, well, despite the stability, I don’t see myself growing as much with the company. And now, well, I can pretty much say that I’m climbing that corporate ladder – I’ve been appointed and started working as a Senior Executive at a construction company. It’s a stressful job, one where I’d always complained about. However, I know, if I just push myself harder, I can realize my full potentials.
Despite having to go for a regular checkup every now and then, I’m glad that I can still be able to wake up everyday, breathing and thankful for this healthy body. I even become highly engrossed in running — as it’s really the only sport that I know I get a hang of — so much so that starting November, I’ve joined by very first Half Marathon. The same month also marks the second Half Marathon I joined. God knows I felt like quitting, but I pushed my limits and eventually end the runs.
So yeah, despite the time recorded, I’ve actually been really proud of myself. At least I can cross that out of my list.
Mid 2017 also noted that that my cholesterol level had slightly increased. However, when I last went to the doctor’s appointment, that’s no longer the case.
God knows I’m one of the free-spirit people who’d just take things one step at a time, and just go with the flows — despite whatever life throws at me. And, yeah, my new job came with new responsibility and expectations from others, sleepless nights and longer commuting period — to name a few. But it also can game with it good pays.
So, let this post be a reminder for myself, to start saving even more for rainy days in times to come. I’ve also been able to purchase a house, sometimes in mid 2017.
Now the process is taking what seems like a million years, however, I’m glad I took the steps. And I’m glad my mother was there to help me out.
Of course, I’ve been single my whole life and I’m totally fine with it. I don’t doubt that seeing people together, every now and then, I do have the feelings that I’d want the same thing for myself. However, I guess my time hasn’t come just yet. Till then, I’m happy to say that I’m keeping a few good friends close, keeping in contacts with my former colleagues, as well as strengthening the ties with my mother and relatives — this year, stronger than ever.
December also marked the time where, as it’s always are, people got married. This time, a close friend of mine did, and it eventually allowed my former Diploma classmates and I, a chance to catch up and made amends.
So yeah, having said all these, I’ve definitely think that this year, although it started pretty bleak, it ended pretty well. I just wish the momentum will stay and I’d be able to just savor what life has to offer, and to always be thankful for everything that I have at the moment — all in the same time.
Now, for 2018 resolutions, as per last year, and even years before that, I do not necessarily have one. But if I do have to list it, for the sake of me going through it and as a tracker, here’s a few ideas:
1. Once a month, to join a Half Marathon/ a Running event of some sort. Beginning tomorrow, where I’ll be joining KL New Year Run 2018.
2. To keep a healthy body. To do that, I’ve to at least spend 30 minutes, every three days (at least) for some sort of physical fitness activities.
3. To just be myself, despite what others would think of me, and to not let work get the best of me. I’m not getting any younger. Hence, this is a much needed thing for me to do.
4. To go traveling, at least two times in 2018. One in the first half of the year, and another in the second half. Locations? Well, anywhere but KL.
5. To expedite the process of getting the house – mortgage, loan processing and what’s not. The earlier I could stay by myself at a place I can call my own, the better I’d feel about it.
I guess, as of right now, these are all I could think about. Perhaps I’d be able to achieve some of it, perhaps none of it, but, at least I’ve what people usually call, goals/ aims in life.
Well, here’s to a great year ahead. May all the blessings and happiness will be granted to us. And may we’d become a much better and positive person than the year before. ☺️👌🏻