We have come to the closure of year 2016 and this is a great time for me to reflect on what I have achieved during the year and to remember all memories I had that contributed to my personal growth.
2016 is the year where I learned so many things, gained priceless experiences and of course, had so much fun! I have met multitude of incredible people from different parts of the world. I have had countless conversations with various people with different backgrounds and beliefs. All of these people, for several reasons, have refreshed my perspective on life and helped me to discover more about myself. Even if I only met most of them once, I am still thankful because they all exposed me to new knowledge and showed me things from different angles.
2016 is the year where I was given the opportunity to travel to 12 countries, 16 cities. Seeing some parts of the world is something that I am truly grateful for because experiencing different cultures is definitely enlightening and educational too. It gave me an in-depth understanding of others' lives and customs. This year has really been a crazy adventure for me!
Moreover, I have grown both personally and professionally. Personally, I learned to manage my time much more effectively and of course, my own mentality. Professionally, I have learned to properly set my attainable goals in order to achieve success. I am nowhere near perfect and I am not even aiming for perfection, I just want to be the best version of myself. Yes, some people says I have changed and I must admit it is true, but please do not equate my personal growth to arrogance because I just surpassed the girl I used to be. I still have so many things to know and experience and that is why I always say that I have a ferocious hunger for LEARNING.
On the contrary, 2016 is the year of terror and political turbulence. It is truly heartbreaking. I offer my deepest prayers and condolences to the families and friends of the victims. It is difficult but we will all overcome these major upheavals all together. Let’s just keep praying for world peace to our Lord.
Again, I owe everything I have said here to the Lord. I am nothing without him and I won’t be the person I am today without my parents’ love and guidance. My heart is really filled with deep gratitude. Grateful for all god’s blessings especially the gift of living. I WISH EVERYONE A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR AND MAY GOD BLESS US ALL!