The year is ending in 5 days’ time.
What should I do to end this year with a bang?
Anyway, let’s reflect.
- Work Ethic
I feel that my work ethic has been on a drop in the second half of the year. Partly due to the confusion of the new semester and the fatigue from the previous semester that I didn’t manage to get my s*** together quickly.
It was a semester when I took my first few Arts modules and thus, I wasn’t sure of what to expect. It was nerve-wrecking navigating through new environments. Furthermore, I was dragged down by the fatigue of the previous semester, not sufficiently resting before the new semester starts.
Also, being bogged down by two exco positions really crushed my work ethic. I wasn’t as disciplined as I wanted to and I didn’t accomplish much during my term last semester.
I only got to get my s*** together in Week 10 which was already nearing Finals and only so because all my commitments were on hold. Thus, I’m not sure how I’ll handle the next semester.
Basically, school has been wonderful the past year. I made so many new friends and learnt so much about my CCAs. I think I’ve grown much because of school and my life has been enriched because of it. I’m glad to do what I’m doing now and I don’t think I’d change it for anything else.
I love everyone that I met and every experience that I’ve lived. Furthermore, I managed to get a lot of opportunities to test out my skills and practice my art form. I’m glad that I’m slowly being recognised and I’m working hard to create better content for people.
I think I’ve already gotten a feel for how my school life will be like and I hope it continues to allow me to grow throughout the 4 years.
Emotions have been complicated this year. This point deserves its own post but just to make it brief, I fell in love with someone but was pushed away, twice. I mean, I know that it isn’t right and that the timing and all was off but I had to make my emotions known. Who knows how insane I’ll be if I didn’t.
Whatever it is, I’m trying to move on and I think that if it’s not meant to be, it isn’t. Trust Allah SWT on his judgement.
His judgement is the best for me.
Now, let me look back at my New Year’s Resolutions for the Year 2017.
Okay. I can’t find it but I’m sure it is along the lines of improving myself in the skills that I’ve attained such as photography, photoshop and video editing.
I think I’ve considerably improved but I still have far to go.
Here are my New Year’s Resolutions for 2018
a) Create More: In terms of photo shoots, videography, vlogs, writing.
b) Learn Tajweed and read the Quran fluently.
c) Go for religious classes frequently.
d) Get back to my NSF fitness level of 70KG, easy 20 pull-ups, a 9.36 min 2.4KM etc.
e) Read a lot more, at least a book a month.
This coming year, I will focus on developing myself, to grow myself into a better person, to prepare myself to be an entrepreneur in the future.
- Future Endeavours
I wish to work and collab with other creators.
This year I managed to work with a friend of mine for his wedding shoots and I wish to work with him more often and get to know the ins and outs of the industry.
Next year, I’ll be focusing on such stints and maybe even take up an internship or such in a creative company.
I seek to open a cafe, a bookstore and a studio in the future, thus, I really have to work hard now. It will not come to fruition on its own.