If you have been following this blog, you know that I set the course in 2018 and I obviously didn’t follow through. In 2018, I was struggling to figure out what I should be doing with my life. The truth is that I got sucked into social media and jealously admiring those who achieved the level of exposure that I wanted. I took some time to re-evaluate my priorities and cut out the things that make me feel bad. Any interests I pursue should be of good reasons and make me think and feel positively about myself.
If I had to characterize my 2018 in one word, it would be “inaction”. I had ideas but did not act. I had regrets because of inaction. I was stressed but didn’t act to change. I needed to change the world but did not know what to do. So in 2019, I’m going to think less, act more. I’m going to try to not be so hard on myself.
I’m reviving this blog because I always seem to come back to it. I still love the term “worldly citizens”. I read the “about me” page again and everything I said before still rings true. The good reasons why I am coming back to this blog is to:
- Express myself – I’ve been holding in a lot of feelings and thoughts to myself in 2018. Not so healthy…
- Connect with friends and family – As I will be deleting some of my social media accounts, I still want a way to connect with people in a meaningful way.
- Promote actions – In 2018, I felt eco-depression. Depressed about the health of this earth but not doing shit about it. This year I will promote the changes I will make to my life and help those who want to do the same.
- Explore my interests – my current interests are:
- research Korean history and write a historical fiction piece
- honing my pottery skills
- photographing Joshua Trees
- living a sustainable lifestyle
If I can give any advice to my future self… You don’t need to know how this will end. You just need to start and the path will be revealed to you.
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The picture was taken by my coworker Joe and doctored by me. Part of my interest in photographing Joshua Trees.