Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Year Resolutions...

You know, I was trying to look for my blog post about my new year resolutions for year 2008, but couldn't find any. After wondering where I put my resolutions, I realised that those were private and for my eyes only :p hehe..

It was in regards to Zewt's long ago post about sending one to yourself. While it's not much of a resolution thing, he asked his readers to write one letter to themselves, find an accountability partner, and read the letter at the end of the year (or beginning of the new year, whichever strikes your fancy). So then I wrote my letter, and one year later, I got it back, and yes, after reading it, I am amazed by how much I have grown and matured. I am amazed at what little things made me ticked off, and I am amazed at what things I have forgotten that had made me feel deeply about one year ago. And yes, it is very fulfilling. :D

Of course, he recommended the snail mail way of getting the letter, but I typed it out (such is the gross-ness with which technology has affected us in this day and age -.-") 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for putting some things in perspective for me, and although I have not met him or even talked to him, I would like to one day :) And for those reading this, I would strongly recommend the Send-One-To-Yourself Exercise. Trust me on that. It has been tried and tested, and it passed with flying colours :)





So for this year, rather than making tons of new year resolutions (I am most likely not to keep), I have settled on making only three main new year resolutions. Hopefully I will be able to achieve that, and make my conscience feel better :D

So here goes:
  1. Be disciplined, and study hard for my final semester of studies. For what it's worth, I want to make the most of it, and find a job in KL. I know, it's hard and tough and all those scary things people working in KL tell me, but I believe I can make it.
  2. Treasure the important things in my life right now. I shall try not to sweat the small stuff that I can't change anyway, and while it's hard, I will try to always keep that in mind. I have so many things going for me, and I hope that the new year will make 2009 and even more memorable one.
  3. Straighten my priorities for the more important things in life, those things being CPAASC, and La Salle FT :)



Anonymous said...

shiooo... semangat-ed eyh.... =D

zewt said...

Hey, i am glad it did wonders to you. and since you are graduating in the coming year and intend to work in KL, why dont you do another round. this time, write about your work aspiration, your perception of working in KL and read the letter say... 2 years after you have worked in KL... i am sure that letter will be more powerful that the one u just did.

choulyin.tan said...

haha, only three la :p

Thanks. Will definitely do that. ^^

mrronnieteo said...

Yea!!! Must try the idea, certainly looks interesting!

How about we do it like one big group thingy? You, me Lil write letters to ourselves to be opened at the end of the year!!

choulyin.tan said...

of course! we can do that ^^ You'll be amazed at the end of the year. I guarantee you that :)