Happy six years, ADRIATASTIC! And of course, a very Happy New Year to everyone! Here we have the first official entry of the new year of 2014!
We say goodbye to 2013 and whatever may have happened in that year, positive or negative, big or small, those events will remain in that year. We can now look forward to making a better and brighter 2014! Every new year should also mean an opportunity of improvements of the not-so-good things that happened in the past year and sometimes we can’t help ourselves but to make those same mistakes without even realizing it ourselves first-hand or regardless of us reminding ourselves never to do that. Some of us can turn things around in an instant, but most of us take time to actually make these improvements.
That’s why there is a practice of the things we do at the end of the year: write out your New Year’s resolutions. Of course, most of us probably don’t have the time to actually make a resolutions list. I certainly don’t.1 But now that I’m blogging, I do now have the time to make (public) resolutions just by stating them here in this entry.
I guess you could say that so far, this year’s (public) resolutions is identical to the resolutions I had last year, so here goes:
- Get myself introduced to new health foods and how to make delicious dishes out of them. At the last portions of 2013, I made my major switch from white rice to Quinoa and Brown Rice and so far, I haven’t had the problem of getting the habit of eating more low-glycemic grains (and grain-type foods) like Quinoa thus far and have been cooking them while the rest of the family have their usual white rice. Besides, quinoa only takes 15 mins to cook on a regular pot.
- Strive for the ideal job. Although I currently have a (part-time) job right now, it’s not exactly the type of job I’m used to working, so to speak. I still aim for the usual office/desktop job, more preferably towards web development or something in the lines of that field. Still a very difficult and competitive field to get in to and I need to build up my skills more and build up a more solid portfolio to show it off.
- Get in shape. 2012 and 2013 had become my personal journey to get back in shape by going to the gym/sports club and simply exercise. I have been doing U-Jam for a year now, so happy 1-year anniversary for me as a U-Jammer (yay!). i would seriously love to continue it when I can and when I have the energy left over to jam out!
- Trim, trim, trim! For 2014, it’s all about trimming: trimming my weight, trimming my spending habits, trimming all the unnecessary stuff that I possess to have a more balanced, fulfilling lifestyle. I need to get back to my lifelong goals now while I’m still earning.2 This is the reason why I have a pair of scissors as my featured image of this entry.
- Build more, read more, write more, serve more. I really want to build more websites3 for profit when I can. I want to read more (e)books since I end up going the crash and burn every time I get home from work, which in turn, I also want to write more, be it blog entries, stories, fanfics, just, you know, write. I’m more of a creator than a leader, so to speak. I’m not particularly interested in taking up a “leadership” position, so to speak, not because I don’t see myself as a leader or anything like that, but I really just can’t see myself telling other people what to do as I see fit. I guess you can say I fit more of a servant lifestyle than of a “master” lifestyle. As the Bible states, a good (ideal?) Christian (?) “chooses to serve,” just like how Pope Francis4 chose to serve rather than to lead the Catholic Church. Get the drift?
- Discover. Discover new things and enjoy them. You know… just… discover!
So yeah, basically almost identical to last year’s resolutions. Except for the job part. Last year, it was “get a steady job.” This year, I want to aim myself back to the field I worked in the past while I’m earning part-time. Something like that.
Somehow, I can really feel that 2014 would be a more awesome year than 2013. I said the same thing with 2013 when 2012 ended, and it did become a more awesome year than 2012. Let’s hope that 2014 would definitely become a whole lot more awesome than 2013!5
On the sidenote...
- especially at the end of 2013, in which I fell ill and was too weak/tired to even sit down and write a resolutions list [↩]
- getting in to grad school and earn my masters in IT or computer science even, somewhere along the lines… [↩]
- … of what? [↩]
- Time’s 2013 Person of the Year [↩]
- Praying… [↩]