2014. What an overwhelmingly fun and challenging year 2014 had been!! It was a year of firsts and nerve-racking new beginnings! One huge parade of upheavals and changes, goodbyes and hellos, drunkenness and sobriety! hahaha! If I could condense the events of 2014 into a term, it would be self-knowledge. The happenings of the previous year made me realize so many things about myself – my preferences, what pushes and inspires me to make the choices I do and to play the hand I’m dealt. With every curveball, I was reminded of all the simple things I ought to be grateful for: the love of my family and friends, the chance of meeting and working with great people and pursuing my dreams.
As I welcome 2015 with an open heart and an open mind, I pray for the strength to weather the challenges ahead of me and to battle my personal issues and demons, the fortitude to fight for my dreams and achieve my goals, and the lightness and love to bear witness to the inherent goodness in the people around me.
So, here’s to 2015, all at once the present and the future, full of promise, mountains to conquer and seas to swim, (literally and figuratively), bonds to cherish and make stronger and places within and without to explore!! 😀
P.S. Quite stoked with the 2015 Moleskine planner that a good friend gave me as birthday/Christmas present! Love its fine paper and variety of stickers! Can’t wait to fill it with intensive fieldwork schedules and exciting plans and events!! 😀