My 2015 in a Nutshell
It's ticking. Can you hear it? The clock's ticking its way to the dawn of a new year for all of us. Ok, maybe that opening seems to be way too dramatized, but really, 2015 is the year that I will never forget in my whole life. Why, you ask? Things happen, to be more […]
It's ticking. Can you hear it? The clock's ticking its way to the dawn of a new year for all of us. Ok, maybe that opening seems to be way too dramatized, but really, 2015 is the year that I will never forget in my whole life. Why, you ask? Things happen, to be more exact, things that really mattered to me happened this year, changing my mindset on how I see my own life and the world. Isn't it something? Hmm where do I start? Let's see, in the beginning of this year, I always convinced that I'm really okay with what I am doing. This is the answer that I gave to my friend when she asked me how it is going. "It's not that bad, I am content with my life". After I uttered that sentence, my friend replied "for real? content with life is not an easy word to say". Well I do admit though for one second there's a feeling of insecurities creeping in the back of my mind, but I dismissed it wholeheartedly, yeah me at that time seems pretty much content with it. I had a slump, yes, but it's not something to fuss about. Life is good.  I had a balanced work and social life and In July I will go to finish my studies. Life is good. At that time, the place that i worked is called Dokter Digital, my good friends' startup. If you never heard of it, be sure to drop by on the website, or follow it on the Instagram. It is really worth your time, ok maybe I'm biased, but for real, what they did is really valuable for you guys who want to know more about your health. Thanks to my friends, I learned how to use Photoshop, it's the thing I really want to learn for some time (yeah patting myself in the back for that) and many things related to digital media and social marketing. It's a whole new world, the startup industry. It really is different from the way I used to work in a certain airlines company three years ago. The atmosphere is really good, and they are really open to new ideas to improve the business. There are many rooms to grow in that industry. I am grateful you guys took me in and it has been my pleasure to work with you bros. This year I also found out the loss of one of my old friend, a friend that I shared the same table with for one year in high school. When I heard it for the first time, I couldn't believe it, but it is for real, his name was on the news. He was reported missing while climbing the Himalayas in Nepal, because of the earthquake, and until this second, I never heard of him anymore. No news. As long as I remember, he is good person, fearless, and a good friend too in my high school years. I don't know if any of you had that feeling when someone you know in your life is missing. I'll tell you, it's really heart-wrenching, painful, and agonizing. For several days after that news, it even followed me in my dreams, when I saw him saying goodbye to his mother. I realized that it was the time for me to let him go. Kadek, wherever you may be, I really hope you find your peace. Sometimes I let my emotions get the best of me when I write, but this is the chance for me to say farewell to him, unfiltered, and I hope you all reading this down don't mind it. Then, shall we go back to the narratives? Sure thing. In July, I went to finish the unfinished business that I had in Australia, which is to pursue my master's degree. For this, I'm really thankful, because this what define my 2015. For these past six months, I can say that all of the experience was really meaningful to me. I met new people, gained new friends, rejoined with old friends, learned new things, worked with exciting projects, travel to somewhere new and unknown while seeing breathtaking scenery on the road (oh Victoria you beautiful state), eating one of the best steaks in my life (Pine Inn ftw!), and almost dead, yeah there was a time when I was that close to death, almost drowned in the sea, scary, but that is another story for another time. From all of those things, I learned one valuable lesson, my purpose of life. While those things happened to me, the world also keeps revolving. Looking back, this year were mostly filled by news like the European migrant crisis, the atrocious Paris attack, the never-ending story about conflicts in Middle East, the ugly truth about the game I loved (Sepp Blatter you c*nt), Greece's economy collapse, and many other bad news that will make you think this year is really sucks for the world. But wait, on the other side of the coin, there were also some exciting news that may be you missed on. Almost 200 countries signed the agreement to limit the Earth's rising temperature, WHO finally announced the end of Ebola epidemic, and last but not last, things also heating up for the outer space. There was evidence of flowing water found in Mars, SpaceX successfully landed their rockets back, and finally we could see what Pluto looked really like. Yes, horrible things happened this year, but all is not lost for humanity, we still made a progress towards a better world. It is not wrong to say that currently we are living on the most interesting times. So by looking at and thinking all of that, I've always wondered, the life that I'm living until then, what is it for? who is it for? am I doing it right? Is this really what I want to be? And thankfully I came up with the answers of my own questions. Are they really the right answers? Only time will tell. So in the end here I am, typing all of these on my computer, sitting on the edge of 2015 with a newfound belief and drive to live my own life, hoping that one day world could find peace, and finally to our readers, Happy New Year 2016! may next year brings joy and happiness to us all. "Not all those who wander are lost" -JRR Tolkien-

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