On the notion of happiness, what does it mean to you?
As we close off 2017, I find myself taking steps back to reflect on the decisions I’ve made in the last year and how I can make 2018 better.
This year has definitely been one of the most rewarding yet challenging years of my life.
Career-wise, this has definitely been a year where I am proud to say I have finally accomplished all the milestones and goals I have set for myself. And it has given me a new direction of where I want to take my career next year. Being connected with students on a more personal level, understanding their insecurities about the job market has allowed me to share some of my own experiences from my youth to quell some of their fears.
It also took me back to when I first arrived to Hong Kong with nothing more than two suitcases and a backpack.
This year, I took a major step back and took a close look at the sacrifices I’ve made and the person I became. I realized I did not like my reflection in the mirror. In the name of conformity, I lost my sense of self.
Self-growth and reflection is difficult and painful to say the least.
But it also opens closed doors.
I left an unhealthy relationship but I learned self love.
I lost acquaintances but I gained close friends.
In the latter part of the year, I’ve learned to step away from being a perfectionist, alleviating that unnecessary stress to be 100% one-hundred-percent of the time.
And now we focus on well-being, mindfulness and inner peace.
That’s all for now.