From a travelers perspective – 2018 has been a year of great and amazing travel ventures around the world. I had visited few places that I’ve never been before – traveling with those closest to my heart gives an extra happiness and adventure.
The greatest coincidence was I started my travel in 2018 on air – celebrating New Year 2018 on board Emirates Airlines on my way to Amsterdam. Comes 2019 – I’m on board Oman Air flying back home from Germany.
My 2018 Travelogue In a Nutshell
- Netherlands – Amsterdam, Leiden, Delft, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Moerdijk, Brasschaat
- Belgium – Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Namur, Dinant
- Germany – Trier, Monschau
- Thailand – Pattaya (free trip by Swisderm)
FEBRUARY AND APRIL
- Brunei – Business Trip
- EAST AND NORTH USA – New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Gettysburg, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Boston, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Hartford
- Germany – Frankfurt, Rothenburg, Ansbach, Saarbrucken, Homburg, Ohmbach, Wierschem
- France – Strasbourg, Colmar
DECEMBER FAMILY TRIP
- Germany – Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremberg
- Czech Republic – Prague, Cesky Krumlov
- Hungary – Budapest
- Austria – Vienna, Hallstatt, Gosau, Salzburg, Fucking
2018 officially gone ten days ago and it left a marks not only to me personally but to all Malaysian at large. For the first time since Independence Day, the peoples of this country voted to changed government – a change after more than 60 years governed by Barisan Nasional. Since I’m working with the previous government, the changed of government affected my source of income too. Nevertheless, I’m not disheartened because I strongly believe that as long as I’m working hard, I can survived though not as good as before.
Let it be. My new resolution for 2019 is to be happy. Stop worrying and just live life to the fullest.
You are not defined by how much money is in your bank account, nor does your car define you, and your job certainly doesn’t. You are not the brand of jeans covering your backside and you are not defined by the size of your home.
Do you know what you probably are, though? Guilty of chasing all of those things. In the midst of the chase, you probably forgot who you really are and stopped enjoying life.
There is a stark difference between having goals in life that you would like to pursue and allowing them to consume you pushing a meaningful life out of the window.
You Are Not Defined By Your Social Status
If you have become obsessed with your job title, how many followers you have on social media, or how many degrees you can collect then you are doing so to measure yourself against the rest of society. You aren’t trying to improve your life; you’re trying to determine your standing in society.
You know, the people who love to name drop the college they attended, as though that somehow makes them a more valuable person to society or the type of people that do certain activities just to add it to their resume.
Everyone is equal and when you are on your deathbed you won’t be worried about who unfriended you or why they did it. You’ll wish you had worried less about all of that nonsense, though. Social status only matters to people who can’t find their happiness elsewhere. Your skills and your character count for far more.
Life isn’t about becoming a somebody.
You Are Not Defined By Your Bank Account
Obviously, it would be nice to have more money, because you would have more freedom to do the things that you enjoy doing. It’s a commodity and not everyone has it, but that doesn’t mean you should allow it to rule your life or your decisions. Don’t give it more power in your life than it deserves.
Working in a job that you hate just because it pays more than doing something you’re passionate about isn’t the way to live your life. Yes, you need to pay your bills, but don’t forget about allowing your happiness and enjoyment of life shape your big decisions.
You Are Not Defined By Your Bucket List
If you have a list of 50 wacky things to do before you die but you can’t manage it… will it make your life less meaningful? No, while they might be fun they don’t define who you are as a person or your contribution to the world.
So, if you don’t have a bucket list yet, but you do want one they fill it with things that you really want to do and items that are meaningful: like volunteering at a homeless shelter.
Start Enjoying Your Life – Tomorrow Isn’t Promise To Us
If you have invested, much of your time into chasing what you think will bring you happiness then life will be over before you know it. If you live your life well then it will be long enough. Don’t be afraid to slow things down and live in the moment and truly enjoy your life.
When you immerse yourself in moments it can feel as though time slows down, so whatever you do, give it your total focus and stop wasting your life. The power to slow time down is in your hands, so do it: live in the moment. Let go of the pressure and the worry and give life your all. Life is a gift, so live it and love it.
Viva To 2019!!!!