I could not believe that 2017 will be over in few more hours. Times surely passed by so fast this year. I guess 2017 have been a “so – so” year for me. There are few ups and of course some downs moments as well. So, here’s some life lessons that I have learnt in the year of 2-0-1-7:
This year could be the most tough yet had taught me the most valuable lessons in relationship. B and I went through few phases in the relationship to the point where we took a break from each other few months ago. I was expected to be the “supportive” partner in taking good care of my partner’s feeling and mental health while fighting my own anxiety’s relapse. We broke up because I couldn’t cope up with everything. Long story cut short, we then decided to “talk about everything openly”. All our concerns, dislike, anxieties, depression, feelings and so much more. Thus, we gave “us” another chance and everything went well ever since. Of course there are few disagreements here and there but thankfully we are dealing everything with good and positive mindset. Talk to your partner guys. Talk, do not keep all the unnecessary feelings hidden inside.
Dealing with toxic people
Few months toward the end of the year, I have decided to cut cord with some toxic people or situation that happened to be in my life. Some people have been judgmental upon others and I do not wish to be in the same vibes. Thus, staying far away from such person helped me a lot. Especially in my workplace as I try to be as professional as I can even with people that dislike me (or want to see me crumble and fail..). Moreover, by cutting off connection with these toxic people, I finally able to set my mindset clearly into more positive and happier vibes.
Some move on, some stay
I know I hardly talk about my work here but I wanted to highlight some important colleagues that have choose to move on and left the company. All three of them have been somehow brought positives impact in my life, especially my own HOD. Despite her strictness, she has taught me a lots for 5 years. She has been there to support and helped me whenever I screwed things up. She’s always has been the best leader and has done an extremely great job. I will miss her, definitely.
Surviving anxiety and depression
This year, I tend to talk more openly about my struggle with anxiety and depression. The main reason why I have decided to talk about it publicly is because I want to reach out to others whom struggling like I do. If someone talk to me about his/her concerns and worries about their mental health, at least I can be “someone” who listen instead of judging. I do hope by 2018, I will be able to stay strong and keep going to enjoy my life more.
Always quality over quantity
You know what came after I have started to cut cord with toxic people? Genuine person, who wishes nothing but only the best for me. While I have to admit that I can count them with my fingers but their presence in my life has slowly change me into more positive and mature person.
Less is always more
Ever since I have started my minimalism journey, I found that I am in constant grateful mindset instead of keeping wanting more and more things that I thought could make me happy. I wish I can continue this journey in more depth by next year and hopefully my partner will participate with me along the journey toward minimalist and intentional living. Finger’s crossed.
Last but not least, I am thankful for all the lessons that I have learnt this year. All of it, does not matter bad or good has taught and shape me into a person that I am today. I love reflecting the bad and the good things that had happened in year 2017. This will be my last blog post for this year and I hope to write more exciting contents in 2018. Happy holiday and happy New Year 2018. Au revoir! x