As I start writing this final entry for 2015, technically, I have been looking back throughout the entire day. Sure, I had to go to work today, but that didn’t stop me from contemplating this entire year, up to this point, right in front of the laptop.
I would have to say that 2015 had been a better, more fruitful1 year for me. It was a whole lot better than I expected. I was able to keep myself employed for the same company for the first time since 2009,2 plus I was able to finally able to accomplish the goals I’ve set up since 2012. My health has grown to be a whole lot better, (from 2011 that is) and despite the hard physical work, I was able to have the time to actually discover a lot of things without getting myself broke.
I also declare that 2015 truly has brought me forward, closer to a few of my lifelong goals. I’ve also had a few experiences as well, like meeting new people, new friends, and a hero who has rescued me from my internal emotional rollercoaster that lingered for about majority of 2014. I still keep in touch with this hero of mine, even though he is now on his own personal struggle to find his own path to peace and tranquility. We promised each other that we will be there for each other every step of the way, even though we’re (somewhat) further apart now. Maybe one day, we’ll finally meet, but that’s another story.
There had been losses, especially to my dearest friends whom I haven’t met in person for a long time but got ourselves stuck with communicating with each other through Facebook or some form of social media. One good friend I recently lost this late 2015 gave me, and all of his dearest friends, the best advice in regards to living. We all have to learn how to fall in love with our life. After all, as individuals, we only have one life to live, unlike those precious nine lives cats possess.
I’ve passed on that advice to that hero of mine, and he accepted it with ease. The only struggle with this is how he’d be able to fall in love with his life when the events occurring in his life had been in the dumps, so to speak. The only thing I could do to support him was to pray. He would question if it was okay for me to pray for someone who does not believe in the same God as I do. I only told him that the only thing I have learned from God is to love one another the same way as I love God. He responded with a smile on his face. That’s more than enough for him to look at the brighter side of things.
Earlier over dinner, my parents have been encouraging us to share our 2016 resolutions. I simply told them that I don’t have any because the only thing I have in mind is to look forward and get myself closer to one (or more) of my lifelong goals. We all make mistakes, but that makes us learn and be a whole lot wiser as we grow older. I also remind myself that I should especially enjoy this new year because it would be the last year that I would be in my thirties. I’ll be hitting the big 4-0 in the autumn of 2016. We ended up talking more about life goals than just resolutions. My parents vowed to step out of their comfort shell (also known as home) and explore the world around them (in other words, take more vacations and have fun). The siblings, I’ll just not talk about them, but the same idea as ours, so to speak.
Last year, let’s just say there was someone who I greeted a Happy New Year. Instead, I get some bitch-rant instead, saying that he doesn’t believe in the New Year and the whole “resolutions” bit because they should always be everyday resolutions, not just for the new year. Sure, he had a point, but he shouldn’t be so rude about it, especially when someone would just greet him with the simple words “Happy New Year.” You know, there is one thing I would like to wish for 2016 and the next coming years: I wish everyone would just respect and appreciate others who give simple greetings, especially when they all come from their hearts. That particular person is one of those people. Oh well.
Finally, I’m ending this blog entry. I started writing this at 11:00 p.m. PST. It is now 11:25 p.m. PST. 35 minutes left.
Happy New Year, citizens of the world. Be safe always. God bless you all.