Thursday, December 31, 2015

PERSONAL | 2016


I've been thinking a lot about my resolutions for 2016 lately. A fresh start is always very exciting and I also love a good challenge. These are some long-term goals that I've already been working on but will extend into the New Year.
  • Read more books. Which leads me to....
  • Be more present/go offline; I've noticed lately I can't seem to focus on one task very long; my short attention span has become evidently shorter in the past few years. I blame the convenience of the digital age, how everything we'd ever want or need right at our fingertips instantaneously. It scares me that I can hardly read a chapter of a book without feeling the urge to check my phone for notifications. I'm going to try really hard this year to get rid of that bad habit. 
  • Work on honing my skills as a Graphic Designer--I mean, TRUELY work at it. This past year was all fun and games when I was dipping my toes in and testing the waters, but come 2016 (NOW!!!) I'm going to crack down and practice, study, and research my butt off of anything relating to Graphic Design
  • Travel to Korea, Japan, and/or Vietnam
  • Learn German (stick with Duolingo exercises every day, read children's books in German, practice conversing with people etc)
2015 has proven to be one of the best years of my life. I had accomplished so many of the things I had set out to do. I began the year struggling really hard in Graphic Design class. I had a lot of self doubt and questioned whether or not this was the right path for me, but as the year went on I eventually realised that it really was my calling and that I love it despite not being so good at it...yet. 

I also met some truly remarkable people this year--both in Hong Kong and abroad. Many of whom I can see becoming lifelong friends. I've also had the chance to reconnect with some older friends, and to watch them grow as people has been a real joy.

Last but not least, in 2015 I had made it to Europe and back again in one piece. It was a huge learning process, and not only about figuring out how to get from country to country, but all the saving and preparations that had to be sorted prior to the trip has also taught me a lot of about patience, management, and focus. Now that I'm back from Europe I find myself more inspired and driven than ever. I have never been so excited to go back to school, never been more determined to learn a new language, or I suppose, to learn in general. 

I'm not sure if 2016 could ever top this year because it has been a pretty damn good year. But fingers crossed eh?

Cheers xx

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