Hello 2018! And here comes the mandatory review of 2017?! 2017 was truly a year of extremes; and a year that truly encompasses the meaning of “the only way is up”. The turning point in the year has got to be when I got the internship at the Big 4 and frankly, I didn’t deserve many things given the amount of effort I put into it. I was still unmotivated and lost as I approached my final year as a student, but I told myself that I would make that last student year the best damn year. It really is an interesting year because my sources of happiness wasn’t derived from achieving something but more of getting rid of unnecessary emotional baggage.
This winter holidays encompasses the true definition of “doing nothing”, but omg it felt so good HAHAHA. The last 2 months of 2017 really flew by as it went from being too busy with studying to being too lazy to do anything after finals ended. It rained a lot of well, which made cooping in home even more comfortable ROFL. Watched a lot of random videos, from anime (Attack on Titan omg loves), dance classes to reality shows such as Survivor. Inspiration of the title of the post came from the two-time winner herself the queen! One of the main reasons I love Survivor is the jury aspect; as people that you eliminated directly or indirectly essentially determine whether you win a million dollars. Oh how the tables have turned… which leads to jury management 101 aka how you act towards others. Kinda applies to real life, but not saying that every single move needs to be calculated. Treat others the way you wanted to be treated. Emotions do run high in such a game setting, and one slip of the tongue can be an instant death. Same goes to real life; you can’t take back what you say. Moral of story? Control those damn emotions.
The one main thing I carried onward from 2016 to 2017 was the sense of independence. It started during exchange where I did several things all by myself, so the trend just carried on for the whole year. You win some, you lose some. At the start it really felt like I lost a big chunk of my heart, but you live to fight another day and it turned out for the better. Part of the #independencetrain was getting off social media, as I became more private about my life and posted a lot less. The rants also got slightly less on twitter HAHAHA, if there was a need to express myself, I would do it here. And if there is something more private, I would just password-protect the post. Words have still continued to be my main way to express my thoughts and feelings, and as we are reaching a full 10 years here (holy smokes thats nearly 50% of my life), it is truly a diary worth looking back.
Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.
THE QUOTE which embraced the year. Rather than trying to fit in certain places, at the end of the day you just have to stay true to yourself. This year would be a year of transition, from the university to the workplace environment. New start, new mindset, new rules. My tone may be totally different in a few months time as I really have no idea what to expect. Yays to finishing 2017 with at least a post a month HAHA! May not be able to post here on such a timely basis anymore, and perhaps I should write when the feel comes rather than forcing 1 out every month. I always feel like I’m yapping about the same topics, but there has been some new happenings that are worth noting about (hint hint about new post in the future HAHA). Feel like life is going upwards and on a high now, so as usual… KEEP IT GOING~!