It’s actually crazy. When my coworkers said See You in 2020! It hit me that it’s just not the end of 2019, it’s the end of one hell of a decade, at least for me. A decade of my twenties (quite literally), perhaps the most important one of my life. So many things happened and so much growing up that needed to be done. A lot of things I thought I wouldn’t like doing when I was younger, I can bravely do and enjoy them. This is not to say I’m done with growing and developing as a person. Learning never stops and each person you meet will add another dimension and perspective to your life. So my web friends who are still in or entering their 20s, don’t be afraid to make mistakes and meet new people! Yes, you can cry and mope around when you make mistakes now, but I promise you in 5, 10 years, 15 years, the mistake(s) you made will become a lesson for you to reflect on and sometimes to smile about.
Two lessons I learned in my twenties. Loving myself and knowing that I deserve better. I was never a self-love person growing up. Sometimes we are our own harshest critic. Thoughts like I haven’t done enough, maybe it’s me, maybe if I lost five more pounds I could be like that Instagram model. STOP THEM! It’s unfortunate that social media has become quite a toxic platform nowadays. Your life is not dictated by one single standout moment. Don’t chase after that one glam moment and forget that life goes on beyond that point. It’s the little events strung together that tells the story of you.
Health! I cannot stress this enough. Without your health, you can’t do the things you want in life. After I took on exercising and healthy eating last year, I have been sticking to it and it’s been 2 years. I can’t believe it’s now a habit instead of a chore! And I’m not an intense health nut or anything. I still eat cookies and cakes, but in moderation. Moderation is key! When illnesses strike, you want to be in the best condition to win the fight. And also, learn a few things about stroke, heart attack, CPR, and etc because more often than not, it’s your loved ones who may need your keen eyes to save them.
Alas, I have come to talking about this blog. Blogging was my obsession, my blood for the longest time. From an introverted teenage girl to a struggling adult in my twenties, blogging has always ranked number 1 in terms of having a hobby (and life, lol). I thought I could maintain the momentum forever, I thought we could keep growing in the same direction, I thought a lot of things. But this year, it has taken a back seat. I guess you can say I have outgrown this small world that I created years ago and have entered the real world with a pair of steady feet. Or you can say this world now is too fast for me to catch up. When I first started, news blogs were still scarce, but now it’s a different story; news blogs are abundant and our readership has decreased significantly due to the lack (and slow) of updates. It’s a lie if I say I’m not sad. But this sadness is mostly nostalgic. There are various stages of life and at each stage, your focus will be different. I don’t want to let it go yet cause it’s been a big part of my youth, the endless hours of typing, recapping, crying, and laughing with you guys, I want to keep that in my memory for a long time.
Happy New Year, everyone! May the new decade brings you luck, fortune, and good health.
Thanks for your support throughout the years!