In 2017, I traveled a lot. Not to different countries but to so many hidden truths about myself. It brought me to different worlds viewed by the eyes of the people I met. Their culture, personalities and stories made me step into their world so different to mine. It brought me to different phases of strength— from “I’m strong, I can conquer the world.” to “Oh God, I am nothing without you.” This year I learned that it’s alright to explore, to try, to falter, and to get lost if that would lead you to where you are meant to be.
2017 is that friend that annoyed me so much and made me cry but still I can’t hate. This buddy made me discover so much and later taught me that not every great thing is worth keeping. This buddy made me realize who and what really matter. It taught me how to declutter my life by letting go of the toxic things and people out of my life. This buddy broke me and later told me that it is part of molding me to become better. This buddy is my best worst buddy.
What I learned this year is having more and doing more won’t help me grow. So in 2018, in this new beginning, I’m doing less but better. Instead of writing a long list of resolutions, I narrowed down my priorities into three areas — faith, health and studies. I’m clueless about this new beginning but I know it’s going to be a new year of traveling to experiences, stories and self-discovery and meeting a new buddy that is best and worst at the same time. Excited to witness the wonders this year offers at the same time preparing myself for the storms it brings.