It’s time for another year in review *claps*, I have always loved to do this since it covers the past year and presents new goals for the new year. I wasn’t too sure on what kind of approach I would be going for this year, so I did some research on this old blog and shall list in down clearly (to my surprise I actually done 1 for 2009 which was the year I started this blog!). For 2014, I shall do it in a more special way, by dividing it into 2 posts (which means I need to think of 2 post titles ughhhh =.=”). I will cover a bit of the 2014 review here as I do not want to plop one whole bunch of words into 1 post. To start off, here’s a review of the yearly reviews I did so far (what a bad pun LOL):
2009: I did a recap in the format of lessons that the year had though me, using different months as pointers of what I learnt during that time of the year. Personally, I liked this style a lot, but the usage of month gives you a sort of a mental block since you make yourself think that the things that happen must occur in different months to be written down. Content-wise, this has got to be one of the more forgettable ones LOL, the level of maturity… I blame it on puberty. I also had a list of new year resolutions, not too many and really simple.
2010: I separated my resolutions and my review for the previous year of resolutions into different posts, both were really simple and straightforward. The resolutions I made for that year were not very meaningful and more of me trying to set resolutions just for the sake of setting resolutions.
2011: Some trends can be observed on the kind/type of resolutions I made, while the level of maturity is getting higher. For that year I was in J2, which a lot of things happened to be, so I could tell that my mindset/principles/attitude changed, definitely for the better. The resolutions made that year were much detailed and more meaningful, and even though I didn’t really follow them all, I was heading in the correct direction. By the way, oops I didn’t even check back on my resolutions for the previous year lol!
2012: I have no idea how I got the inspiration for this one. Since I was engulfed by academics in the form of A Levels the year before, I didn’t think much and was glad to attain freedom. Perhaps because I wasn’t in school anymore and was moving onto the ‘army boy’ phase, there wasn’t a basis for any resolutions to be set, so I didn’t need much change and hoped everything stayed the way it was. You could tell the fanboy in me during that time was strong, as seen by the number of SNSD references I made. Oops again no review, but that didn’t really matter since most of it was revolved around the As and when it was over, so were them.
2013: Another K-reference: this time I used my favorite drama for the year. It was somehow like the one I did for 2009, but I focused on a specific date for each incident. 2012 was probably one of the worst years for me, since quite a lot of shit happened mid-year and the bounce back up was very slow. I did list a few of the resolutions for the year (which I will review, I promise!!!) , and content wise it’s pretty much similar to the previous years. The D-Day concept… I found it just alright but not that impressive. It worked okay for 2012 since there were a number of major events which I could pin-point exactly. There is really zero things that I could pinpoint out for 2013, so this D-day thingy is a total no go for this year. And again somehow I did fanboy a little at the end.
These were the resolutions I posted for 2013, so without any more delay, let’s check it out:
1) Maintain SILVER for IPPT
2) Run more to achieve the following targets – 52:00 for 10km, 1:55 for 21km, and lastly complete in any way a full marathon (even if I have to crawl my way to the finish line LOL)
3) Focus and study more of my Korean (no more procrastinating)
4) Post more in this WordPress, and revamp the whole thing if I am able to find the time.
5) Go out more often and waddle less at home on my bed with my laptop (I need to have a better social life .__.”)
6) Get my driver’s license and drive my family out (so that my mom does not need to drive me all the time .__.””)
7) Improve myself as a person overall throughout the year 2013
So the only one which I really accomplished was the one regarding my driving, and I did achieve much more, having both my civilian and military driving license, so *pats myself on the back*. The ones regarding fitness, as the year progressed it sadly totally went down the drain. This is one resolution which I would still like to keep, but I’ll make adjustments to make it more realistic and feasible. I have mentioned many time regarding my Korean, but somehow after not going for structured lessons, it also went down the drain. Posting more here… I did a count for posts for the past 2 years: 2013 – 12, 2012 – 13. So I didn’t post more, but I didn’t post less, which I think it’s good enough here. The other ones are the questionable ones again, since they are quite general. Yes, I did make some effort to go out more often but not by much, and improvement as a person, I didn’t face anything new (since I was stuck in army for this entire year), so nothing much. Just a simple review, and outcome: I would say I did an okay job!
After much dissecting of previous posts, I still do not have an exact clear picture of what I want to do for this year, but I have pointed out a few things to improve the resolutions that I will make for the year. So some guidelines for myself: Make it feasible, make it more specific, and have an alternate plan for some since I may not have time to achieve them. It’s not necessary to come up with new ones, which year after year, there have been repetitions. What do I do with them, do I give it up or persist on it? Follow the above guidelines and make the right judgement. I would also like to touch more for the year onwards, as just listing some resolutions may not be adequate to really do a good ‘resolution’. Okay this may not make sense (and maybe it really doesn’t), but that’s not the main point. Posts-wise, 2013 I have been more carefree and just reporting on daily activities, rather than limiting to a specific event and making it a must to extract some life lessons out of it, so there has been more ideas for me to play around, which makes posting here that much more fun! This, I might say, is a reflection of what the year was for me, just me being more open-minded, even if it was only by a small amount. Considering all of the above mentioned, I will try to craft out one more year in review with my own unique style. Just expect some Korean reference and add-ons! 😛
BONUS: Song which was stuck on my playlist during the end of 2013, such a relaxing and bubbly song!