so this year, we (the clique) decided to do away with setting resolution for the new year and coming out with end-of-year punishments for failing those resolutions together on a fancy piece of paper. but I happened to come across an interesting article posted by chu and I thought some of them serve as good self-reminders on certain issues I’ve always wanted to address.

11. Stop caring about how many people “like” your Instagram photos. If you like the photo enough to post it, what else matters? Social media anxiety is a waste of time.

true story. i think i do suffer from media anxiety at times. with every photo i posted, subconsciously i tend to log in just to check how many people liked it. but yes, i agree this shouldn’t be something that matters so time to stop wasting time on it.

13. Stop hating yourself for eating dessert. A piece of birthday cake is a right, not a privilege.

i still kinda hate myself everytime i down a cake or something sweet down my throat. it IS my right. i should have it without guilt.

14. Keep a journal. It doesn’t have to be something you use daily, but documenting your experiences is incredibly important. You’ll appreciate it later.

and “this” journal shall be my blog. i used to document my experiences, daily or at least weekly happenings which i enjoyed reading back in time to come. but lately, i just can’t seem to do the same because
*one: i feel like i suck at writing – it’s true but seriously, who cares right? it’s MY space!
*two: i still can’t rid myself off having a suitable picture for the post to start on the entry, and a quote or whatsoever –  well, i guess i’m gonna have to get my layout changed, if need be. that should solve my slight-OCD issue with blogging.

19. Don’t check your Twitter feed when you’re with friends.

i guess it’s more of Instagram feed for me to be exact. it’s really something i need to stop doing or at least try doing less. there are so many articles going around addressing this issue of everyone being too engaged with their phone and how it shouldn’t be the case. i like this phrase in one of the articles: “unplug for a few hours — you won’t hurt your phone’s feelings.” so yup, a point to remember – you won’t hurt your phone’s feelings! but of cos, it takes two hands to clap so i shall pledge myself not to do it (getting too engaged with my phone) unless the other person is also doing it…

so that pretty much sums up my “self-reminding-resolutions”. as for summing up the year, i must say 2013 was quite an interesting year to go through. probably the year which i travelled the most and definitely to the furthest. and of cos, the biggest change in my life – FINALLY left my job and still trying to tide through being unemployed. my only wish for the coming 2014 is to get into my dream job or at least a decent and stable job. i’m hoping to be able to share this experience soon because it has been an unexpected yet fulfilling long journey. till then, i shall stay optimistic and welcome the new year with a big welcoming hug.

oh, and i’m glad that boyf’s back in town because after 875 days of being together, this is the first new year we’re going to spend together. i read that this year, who you’re going to spend NYE with is important because it signifies 1314! okay, damn cliche but just making myself doubly happy to spend it with ma lover. lolol. have a great countdown everyone!