As 2015 draws to a close, I want to take the time to reflect on what I have gone through this year.
This year, I’m done quite a few things I never thought I would do.
- I started composing my own melody/songs (I never thought it was possible until I tried).
- I started blogging regularly (every Monday but I’ve been late lately *It’s 11:56PM right now*).
- I started creating raps (I never thought it was possible until I tried). You can read my first rap here
- I started translating a Chinese novel into English (I never thought I would translate a novel, especially when I’ve never actually read a book in Simplified Chinese before). It is definitely challenging, but it is not impossible. You can read my translation here
- I went speed dating (I never thought I would actually try something like that). It was an interesting experience. You can read about it here
- I went to hand out socks for the homeless. You can read about my experience here
I did a lot of things I never thought I would do. I guess I just wanted to experience newer things. I feel like most of the time, we try to convince ourselves of why we don’t want to do something because we’re afraid of failure.
For example: Creating my own songs. I’ve told myself that I cannot do it simply because I have never done it. But I’ve never tried…how did I know I couldn’t?
I just assumed automatically since I’ve never done it, it wasn’t possible.
But when I actually set my mind and made the effort to take action, I surprised myself!!
I actually like my compositions. (I need to figure out how to share it with you guys :P)
Ever since I’ve gotten sick (I have an autoimmune condition), I feel like I have been a lot more open with trying new things. I want to live life with no regrets. I don’t want to set limitations for myself because I feel like it’s all in the mind.
You are what you tell yourself.
I’m still in pain right now, but it’s not as noticeable (unless I tell you, you can’t really tell). But although I still struggle, I try to focus on all the positive side because I hate being miserable.
There are definitely days when I am extremely emotional. I cry over the tiniest things. Some people still think I am strong though.
Honestly, I’m not strong. I just want to live a happy life. Therefore, I try to do things that make me feel good. If I am enjoying myself, then I’m less likely to be upset.
I guess what I want to say is, you really need to find out what you like/enjoy, and do those things as much as possible! I want all of you to be happy, and if you tend to be very negative, then you need to really change how you think.
It’s all about perspective.
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Great post! You accomplished a lot!
Aww, thank you! ❤ I hope 2016 will be a great year for all of us.
Great job this year accomplishing all of these new things, Grace!! I’m very proud of you :). I really think that the people who have gone through something traumatic or tragic in their lives understand pain and the shortness of life much more than others who have had a “normal” life. It makes us more understanding and emphatic towards others and more willing to take risks and try new things. I’m excited to see you get better in your health and to continue to do more amazing things. I’m so glad I have you as a close friend, Grace! Thank you for all of your support and encouragement this year ❤ <3.
Aww thanks Karen! I am so glad to have a close friend like you as well. Yeah, I think when you have suffered a lot, you learn to appreciate a lot more. I don’t want to waste my life doing things that make me miserable. I hope we both do well in 2016!
P.S it is snow storming in Toronto right now. I am glad u are away from this terrible weather! Have fun in Edmonton!
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Thank you, you too!! Happy New Year! May you have a spectacular 2016!
wow..ummm mind blown. Very very inspirational read. Will try to be less on the taking things for granted side than usual…none intentional.. but more towards forgetful….until reminded..so Thanks for the reminder Grace!!
on the side note here’s an awesome artist I just found on the radio yesterday! Definitely a good find indeed! https://youtu.be/MWMIaIk3qiI – lukas graham it’s a danish soul pop band
Thank you for the video! I enjoyed it. 🙂 I’m glad I was able to inspire you! Don’t give up. 🙂