Been wanting to post something for ages but I haven’t got the drive to do so. And yes, finally I managed to drag myself to begin writing.
I’m entering my sixth months of being away from home. It had been a challenge in settling down with juggling all the independent living and the academic expectation, but I survived thus far.
Although Singapore is just a one-and-a-half hour flight from home, it feels so near yet so far. My daily life here is totally different with the life I used to have for the past years in my life. I used to have everything ready for me back in Jakarta. I got my maids, my driver, all my meals set, and all my family and friends around. Here? You better don’t ask!
Settling down and adjusting to a whole different habit and lifestyle have not been a picnic. There are times when I just miss my family and home so much, dealing with homesick and all that. There are times when I just feel powerless to just juggle these all, and how I wish to return to the time when I had really good friends and when everything seemed figured out.
After all, It’s funny how time flies these days. I just got my transcript from the first term and, to be completely honest, I’ve achieved a good amount of accomplishments. Good experiences, brilliant opportunities, and a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA). I’ve never thought that I’ve lived through my Hell’s Kitchen lifestyle but I certainly did.
So this is what’s been happening: the second semester is more than half-way through and internship program is coming really soon. Like, how on earth did we get here so fast? So before the time runs out, I might as well list up the things I would like to achieve. Why? I have the tendency to set my heart out on something and then… I’d completely forgotten about them in the nick of time. Thus the title of the post.
Resolution #1: Thou shall not procrastinate.
Procrastination is my life-long hardcore enemy. No matter how many times my brain try to trick itself out of delaying works, particularly, it always get the better of me.
They say, to actually achieve something you have to set a tangible goal. Here’s the tangible goal: the moment the assignment/task falls into your hand, Lia, finish it right away. Without any “Oh, Noh, But, or Orgh”. This shall be a new habit that shall never depart from your heart.
Procrastinate no more and thou shall live like those superheroes in capes.
Resolution #2: Put yourself in someone else’s shoe before you judge.
I know this by heart but everyday I got to remind myself that you are not here in this world to judge people. Everybody has their own road to tread. They say, you’ll never know how it feels to be someone until you walk in their shoes. Always keep in mind that life is hard, but it is worth it.
If somebody annoys you beyond reasonable doubt, just stay calm and carry on. We need at least one sane person in this insane world. If somebody doesn’t know the hard work you invest in their lives to make their life as easy as it is today, pray and don’t judge. Lend a hand, still, and just… Well, smile.
Yet do not take this for granted and not do what you are supposed to do but you expect people to be sweet and angelic to you. Do your work. Do the best that you can do, while you’re at it. When you do your job right and excellently, I believe that things will go as smooth as newly paved road.
I have a third goal but I’ll keep that to myself.