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2018 : In a Blink of an Eye

Right now, there are a lot of people looking back at the things that have happened to them in 2018 and reminiscing about both good and bad times. I don't want to look back at 2018 negatively. Sure, a lot of things have changed but things WILL continue to change no matter where we are on the calendar. That's life.

I am thankful for the lessons. I wish (very fervently) that some things didn't happen but that would also mean not learning the lessons or going through the experiences.

I believe that when you fall and hit the ground, always remember from that moment on that the ground is a bitch. It's hard. So, learn to roll. Be Bruce Lee.

I also learned not to take people or life too seriously. People are people, that's it. We either respect each other's differences or we're going to have to move to another planet. And I choose this planet because I am not done yet. The last I checked, neither has Elon Musk nor Trump set up a Space Travel Agency so...there's that.

If someone leaves, they're going to leave but don't let that be in vain.

I've also toned down my social media activities by a whole lot and a mile more and this is what I have discovered...I really have a little bit more of my life back. I have a stronger sense of control and identity. Admittedly, social media is a part of me, my life and my work and you'll probably find my eulogy somewhere online hidden by a pseudonym meant to #inspire and #motivate others in some obscure forum or an outdated subReddit somewhere. LOL

You don't countdown just at the end of the year, you count down every day.

Being grateful is another lesson I've learned this year. I thought I was a pretty thankful person but apparently, I am not. So, this has gone up on my list of priorities which is to appreciate more of the things closer to me rather than focus on things outside of my control.

No matter how good you try to be, you're going to be the bad guy in someone else's movie and that's not within your control.

Life is right here, not somewhere else or online. Don't lose sight of it.

Pause. Pausing is very important. Because The Pause is the space between our emotions and actions.

Is it age? Is it a mid-life crisis? But I swear to God that I just blinked once and the year is over.


The Year-End Philosopher Maung emerges again,
Love,
Marsha

p.s. Goodbye free and easy fireworks from my balcony. I miss it so much but I've never taken any single year for granted. Every year, I wait for 12am to watch the free fireworks from surrounding malls from my balcony. This privilege is no longer mine and I wish for it to come back. Maybe another year in another form. I am a sentimental fool, so, I'll wait. 

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