I am a week late with the whole “New Year, New Me” thing, but what the heck. I wanted to type this thing on my mind.
I read somewhere that you should keep a little notebook to jot down your thoughts, no matter how seemingly stupid they are, because who knows? It might turn up as the next million dollar idea. Yes, I still kid myself from time to time. 😀 I really have no potential MDI (million dollar idea) right now, but what I do have is a cool picture that I took during NYE.
I recently bought a Fujifilm x20 — the first ever camera that made me swoon (no kidding!) — so naturally, I grabbed the opportunity to make use of the shutter speed while waving a sparkler around like a witch. My siblings and I spent almost an hour just sparkler doodling in the air. My mom even joined in on the fun but her doodles are so pathetically hilarious. It was cute of her. 🙂
So, anway… After the whole NYE tradition, it was but natural to go online and post the pictures. RIGHT AWAY. We do that, nowadays, don’t we? Logging into FB was a BAD idea. I was immediately bombarded by the all-typical-2013-recount posts. I wouldn’t normally be bothered except that it made me think that I didn’t have a 2013 that is as amazing, adventurous, ‘fruitful’, mind-boggling, illuminating, and extra special as theirs. I didn’t venture out to a new country, didn’t swim with the Butandings, defended a research paper in Germany, bought my own condo, or got so pissed drunk in a music festival somewhere and voicing out my regret by Tweeting about it.
In summary, I had a perfectly normal 2013.
This was my mindset last week that it made me all gaga into planning a superb year ahead. My mind was overflowing with places to visit, new hobbies to try, things to buy, food to eat, and movies to watch. It was a pandemonium of thoughts that it made me not fall asleep and just stare out there in the dark while all the other folks in the house are already snoring.
But now that I am away from all those posts and stories… now that I can really think clearly, I can count some amazing things that I did and experienced last year. Small things, yeah, but amazing nonetheless. If I will come up with a list, it would be short one for sure. Some would even think that they’re too simple to be blogged about, even thought of. But for me, they are great. I can count one or two in my head right now that I can even consider LIFE-CHANGING.
You might be getting annoyed that I’m ranting nonsense without really pointing a point. Forgive me. Let me put that list into writing first. 🙂
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