It would be easy to say that 2016 was unkind to me... but all I can say is Thank You.
As the days of 2016 dwindles down... I begin to reflect of what it was and looking forward to what will transpire in 2017.
2016, what can I say? The year started off on a high with me landing an amazing creative role. And mid-way through the year, it saw me tumble to my ultimate low when I had to say goodbye to my dad for the last time.
This past year has taught me a lot about myself - as much as I experience incomprehensible pain and shed continuous tears that I didn't think I can rid of - it has made me stronger in the long run. And for that I am thankful. This experience has taught me to value life more and that time with loved ones should be treated more delicately.
In 2017, I hope to practice the notion of work/life balance because at the end of the day... what is living life without actually living it. 2016, I lost myself in work to forget the pain but as the new year approaches - I am realising that it's not always the smartest choice nor is it a healthy option.
So here are my 2017 Resolutions to better myself in my well-being but also my creative self.
- Rediscovering my love of photography - I've always failed to finish the 365 days project, so instead I'll be doing the 52 Week Photography Challenge, as it concentrates both on the technical aspect and your creativity.
- New Month, New Book - I did this a couple of years back and honestly, it was such a nice getaway - this time around it'll be more challenging now as I no longer take the TTC but it does give me a chance to just pop into a coffee shop and enjoy that couple of hours of simplicity.
- Kickboxing Galore - as some of you know I'm back with my trainer, Cole, training 2x a week which is feat but also fun! However, I want to go back to Muay Thai again... so I'm thinking of squeezing a session every couple of weeks or so (given if time permits).
- Appreciating Fine Arts - this is the one thing I completely miss the most from school - I remember always going to the AGO at least every couple of months just to be inspired. So for 2017, I would love to visit an exhibit once a month, this will eventually will spark my creativity via a new outlet besides graphic design and photography.
What did you think of your 2016 and what do you look forward in 2017?
'til next time...