New Year's Resolution: 2016

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happy new year Blink and you miss it. How can 2016 come so fast? I still have so many unfinished business from 2015! I terribly admire those who manage to accomplish all of their annual to-do list by the end of year. So this time, I wanna do something different, I'm abandoning my long list of things like 'I will exercise more often' or 'I will eat more vegetable'. Lack of specification, I mean, what is exercise? walking to school? or sweating like a pig in the gym? There's far too much possibility to pardon yourself from guilt in actually ticking the box. Such resolution is more likely to become some sort of burden in your mind, you see, I personally think saying 'I will stop eating so much cake' works a lot better. So this year, I'm approaching my new year's resolution differently, with a lot more optimism and specification, I will try and resolve the following two: 

Slow the bloody down  

So many times last year, I found myself running on an empty fuel. Since I started my classes in London, in particular. I thought I could take a full-time course, write magazine articles, work on the blog and shoot photography projects. And I did, in the end, I accomplished everything, but not without a few mental meltdowns. I was relieved to hop on the plane away from London, despite the fact that I hadn't sleep for the past 24 hours. So in 2016, I will try to slow down, I mean its okay to take a day off and do nothing, right? 

Stop caring so much 

When I told Travis about this resolution, he was surprised. Historically yelling 'I told you this long time ago!', which is 4 years ago, if I'm not wrong. This is true, I may not be the girl that tries to make everyone like me, but I'm definitely the one who gets quite annoyed when someone misunderstands me, or assume I'm this kind of person while I'm quite the opposite. Well, in the real world (adult world), there is always  gonna be people criticising whatever you do, thats the political nature. It took me a while to realise that explaining yourself all the time doesn't help decrease judgements. If this is who you really are. You don't have to prove it to anyone. 

There it is, my new year's resolutions. Perhaps, the better way to start a new year is to recognise our bad habits, and work on them before adding join the gym, eat healthy and rescue a dog to the list. Though I would really love to.

Lastly, I want to thank you all so much for sticking with me, no matter you started from the beginning or two days ago, I'm truly grateful! 2015 was an incredible year, I travelled to Melbourne, Paris, Tokyo, Amsterdam, I can't wait to see what's next. Happy New Year! All the best to you amazing human beings. 

 


 

好快,新的一年又到了。感覺去年在家裡與楊小妹看煙火的日子才剛過,沒想到又要迎接新的一年。是說,我還有很多去年許的願還沒達到啊。不曉得大家有沒有在跨年寫下自己想在未來的365天的目標的習慣,我有,但都不一定會做到(笑)於是,今年與其寫下「我希望我可以多運動」,或是「我決定多吃點蔬菜」等等的我希望系列,我決定以更改自己的壞習慣開始,感覺這樣比較實際。好的,所以在2016年我決定花時間改改自己的兩個習慣:

 放慢自己的腳步

不懂得休息,一直是我的壞習慣之一。每當手邊有一件自己想做的事,就會發瘋似的每天不停地向前衝,就算跌到了,還是會連滾帶爬的站起來繼續向前,欲速則不達。2015 後半年,我發現自己有很多天都累到頭暈,真的是那種本來要到咖啡廳編輯照片,後來發現不行折返回家結果一躺就是十個小時。身邊有很多很厲害的人,看著他們我總覺得我也可以,可以一個學期拿滿四科,同時幫雜誌寫文章,一邊經營部落格,還有做攝影方面的工作,是的我可以,但是前提是我犧牲了許多個人的時間。兩個禮拜前,我發現自己因為要上搭長途飛機感到無比期待,不是因為要回家,是因為在這接下來的十三個小時中,我不需要打開電腦,可以好好放鬆看電影吃零食(怎麼感覺有點悲哀),也就是在那個當下發現事態的嚴重性。所以,新的一年,我決定要學會休息,放慢腳步。

不用總是想著別人怎麼想

當我和身邊的人說這個願望的時候,他很驚訝的說「我不是早就告訴你了嘛!」,是的,四年前他就跟我說過了。我不會想著要讓所有人都喜歡我,但我卻是是一個聽到別人無中生有或是隨便發表一些不實的評論會很不高興的人。一段時間下來,我發現「清者自清,濁者自濁」,與其總是在乎不重要的人怎麼說,不如多花點時間做自己的事,和身旁的人相處,畢竟這些在背後說三道四的人永遠都會在,這就是成年後的世界。你就是你,並不需要向任何人證明。

好咧,這就是我的新年新希望。我想,比起總是期許在未來增加點什麼,不如先從日常中的小缺點開始比較實際。先做到這些,再來申請健身房會員、吃素、或是領養一隻流浪狗吧(笑)最後,我想謝謝所有正在看文章的你們,不管你們是從一年前或是今天開始追蹤,我真的很感激!2015真的是精彩的一年,在這裡祝大家2016能夠更順利、更開心:)

-Tiffany