I used to blog pretty regularly and I really enjoy looking back through my old archives of posts. I felt that I did not blog a lot last year due to many other commitments. During my Finland winter trip, I’ve done quite a lot of self-reflection. I promised myself that I will blog more in 2019 and in a meaningful way. I reminded myself why I started this path years ago and I wish that I could continue pursuing this passion outside of a professional job.
It is wise for each of us, from time to time, to stop and evaluate our lives as we seek to make the most of them. The start of a calendar year provides an opportunity to look back at the decisions that shaped our lives during the past year and gives us an extra push to make adjustments for the next one. Every new January represents a natural opportunity to evaluate the direction of our lives, adjust course if necessary, adopt new habits, or make healthy changes.
I can’t say that I’m perfect or that I’ve achieved my ideal self, because there’s still so much I’ve to work on. I also think that becoming a better person is an on-going goal to be worked on, and there’s never a real end point to reach. Someone once told me that this isn’t about making yourself liked by others — it’s about becoming someone you truly love and adore, which will in turn attract the right people and opportunities into my life. I’m always grateful to that person who told me that because it reasonates so much with me.
Another thing I can do to be a better person is make sure I help people who are less fortunate than myself. And that doesn’t mean just financially.
I will try to volunteer to help others or I can advocate for them if something is wrong in their lives. I will simply take time to listen to them.
And of course another thing I can do is the proverbial “Take time to smell the roses.” That is how we all can be better people. And the nice thing is, it’s a goal we all can reach with very little trouble. And in the long run, not only will we be better people — we’ll be better for it.
I’ve started on the first photo post for 2019 and needless to say, it will all be about my recent Finland winter trip. I hope all of you can continue to keep a close watch! Have a great weekend and stay happy always :)