Today I have had the easiest exam I have ever taken in my entire life – relative, of course, to my level (uhm, elementary? haha). It’s safe to say, I took the exam without even reviewing (hello, party people last Friday night!). I am not saying this to brag. I bet even you too will be able to answer questions like: “What is the equivalent of 25% in decimal?” I know, even without any options given, you know that the answer is 0.25 (really?). What I noticed the entire time I was writing the exam is how, as an adult, I take things a lot seriously now and I pressure myself more than before. Of course, there’s ego involved as well: if I failed this, it would be the end of the world me! I’d be too ashamed to look at myself or be myself (my Leo side speaking).
But time constraints meant real life-changing events and opportunities in the near future rather than just passing the exam and get a handy-dandy-diploma. I guess I’ve really grown up.
Despite the lack of sleep today, I had to sit down to do some real work. Quite surprisingly, it didn’t require too much effort to focus myself. It probably comes naturally when you’re passionate about what you’re working on. Because I had to approach this particular thing from different angles, I had to distance myself from it. Sometimes, distance is necessary, even if it’s hard, to grow and to approach something with a new perspective. The reward when you figured it out? A fulfilled and energized feeling enough to last me the rest of the long boring day.
Wow 2011. It has been such a roller coaster ride. Today, I sit again and take a few moments to reflect on my year. I think it’s really true that as you grow older, days pass by faster.
It seems like it is only yesterday that we were in the living room of our then new abode counting it down to 2011. It’s so fun to relive those memories of us messing around in front of the video camera we set up to capture those moments. And now, here we go again. Here’s the last hurrah for 2011.
I can’t say this is my year. It’s been marked by a good mix of disappointment, sadness, sorrow, excitement, happiness and achievement. But it’s been a good year because of the many lessons learned, many friendships developed and rekindled, many opportunities taken, and many dreams formed. I have to say, it’s better than 2010. Definitely.
Tonight, I’ll celebrate like it’s the last (hey, after all if the 2012 prophecy is true, then I want to live with no regrets!). I’m excited about what tomorrow will bring.
There’s only one thing that I want to do next year: Live like there’s no tomorrow. So help me God 🙂