Friday, January 2, 2015

Master Plan 2015 Edition

In following with last year's approach, I am still looking ahead towards the goals I want to accomplish rather than just dreaming about what I wish for.
Truth be told, not much has changed from last year.
So I decided that while those goals remain to be accomplished, I did make other more mundane ones:
  • Read at least 12 books
  • Spend less time on my laptop and STOP putting it on my lap when I use it.
  • Take more (even if short) roadtrips -(perhaps one every two or three months)
  • Be more active
  • Eat more veggies
  • Write more
  • Keep up with the blog (at least one post a week). I used to be very good at this and then life happened.
  • Cut down on my shopping habits because I need to be a responsible adult.
  • Begin my learning how to code journey.
I don't have much more to say. Last year was a rather dormant year. There wasn't much movement. Not for the lack of trying, but clearly I didn't try hard enough. That is where my effort will lie this year. I will try harder than I thought I could, harder than I ever have. I will try until I don't have to stop at trying. I will try until I cross the line from trying into seeing my goals materialize. I will make 2015 my year!

Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I am not living.
-Jonathan Safran Foer


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Farewell 2014

The most important lesson I learned this year has been to be thankful.
It is so easy to always focus on what is missing, on wanting more, on looking ahead, but that is not always the best. I learned to stop myself and look around and be thankful for what I do have and for the kind of life I live. It is definitely not everything I thought I would have by this age, it is certainly not even close, but it could be worse. Now, this does not mean that I am comforming because in no way am I quitting the fight for more and for what I have always wanted. It just means that I take a moment to see how far I have come. I always hear how I should be proud of myself, but from where I am standing there is nothing to be proud. Yet, I decided to step aside and not live in the future anymore, which allowed me to see that if not proud, I should certainly be thankful. Never conform, never give up. Never stop running, unless it is to walk for a minute to appreciate the road.

Farewell 2014! May 2015 be a much better year during which I can be thankful for many more future accomplishments!

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel.
-Steve Furtick


Friday, November 28, 2014

RIP Chespirito

A legend was lost today. It is the end of an era.