Adieu 2018: Seeking New Beginnings
I am writing this during the final 30 minutes of 2018. Man… the year went by like a whiff. It feels like I jumped from one ledge to the next and 2018 feels like yesterday.
I see a lot of posts on social media by men and women expressing their hopes and dreams. The new year feels like a new chapter in their lives and it gives a sense of hope and as well as a need to take up responsibilities. People want to do better and make up for the things they couldn’t do. They write down resolutions and plans. But then many could not fulfil these resolutions.
Personally, I have ended 2015, 2016 and 2017 similarly. I wrote down resolutions but could not stick to the plans and felt empty for not being able to do so but always entered the year like Miranda Priestly from Devil Wears Prada, a total show off.
2018 wasn’t a complete disappointment for me because this was a year where I tried. I tried, failed at some and succeeded at some others. I tried my hand in entrepreneurship with friends but had to pause for the sake of getting the right incentive. I started this website in the hope of making it a portal that people could access to read positive contents from. I had support and motivation from people who believed in this project. I finally got a job that I like. It was indeed an achievement and getting positive feedback is the best thing I could ask for.
Before getting this, I had to face a major challenge in another company I worked in. People might have to go through this phase while trying their chances in different organisations. Authorities will say things that will reduce your confidence and underestimate your potentials. Workspaces can be unpredictable and people tend to backstab. I learned a painful lesson which is not to trust people who say ‘it is ok but…’. In the economic sector, it is either good or not good. There is no ‘ok’ because an ‘ok’ work might cost the company. When you join in an organisation make sure that there is room for trial and error which is non-existent in private organisations. If there isn’t then get out and train yourself. I decided to start fresh. This change is undoubtedly the best thing which happened this year. It means that I was able to rise above the challenge.
This year also witnessed one of the worst disasters the state has endured and people united to help people swim to the shore. It gives you a perspective and motivates you to do better. I look forward to 2019. As of now, I have no new resolutions. Only thing I have in mind is to go with the flow and stick to the plans I have had earlier.
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