Thank you Lord for all His blessings for me even though I did not deserved them.
I completed 5 out of 11 resolutions that I made, I need to have a clearer idea on what I want to do in the coming year.
1. Relationship with God. = Success =
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your unconditioned love and patience for me, please discipline me and teach me to put You first in everything I do.
- first thing in the morning, pray to God
- attends life church and talk-it-over discussions
= I did not pray in the mornings consistently, but my faith has grown stronger than ever - I kept making this prayer few years back to God to strengthen my faith, and now He made my faith strong.
= I did not attend Lifechurch consistently, especially during the last quarter of the year, I did not attend even once. But God gave me a strong push in going to a physical church.
= Completed Youversion reading plan in May 2011.
2. Writing.= Success =
There are voices in my mind 24/7. They never shut up and sometimes I lose control of my emotions and feel very bipolar. I'm sorry that I'm unstable.
- jot down/take pic of important things
- organize my messy thoughts
= I am picking this habit back again, around the month of October, since father was in the hospital.
3. Exercise.= Failed =
Exercise helps to balance brain chemicals. Besides staying healthy, it helps to maintain my 'healthy' mood, so I will have less unstable times.
- jogging and/or swimming every weekend, 1 - 2 time(s)
- basic stretching
- wants to be able to bend over and touch the ground
= My old sports shoes doesn't work well anymore, so I stopped jogging.
= I did not do much stretching and I still can't touch the ground without bending my knees.
= I've gained 2kg of weight, grown fatter around the tummy/waist/buttock area.
4. Reading. = Success =
Reading keeps me focused and ponder on some thoughts. I seriously need to relearn how to focus and concentrate.
- Finish "艺术治疗" by Dr. Shaun McNiff
= I haven't finish Dr. Shaun McNiff's 藝術治療, but I considered this a success because I've been reading something everyday as a habit already.
= Read mangas online, I am too lazy to list down the titles.
= Read 1Q84 (Book 1-3) by 村上春樹, Phil Yeh and Chin Yew's graphic novels, 廚房by 吉本芭娜娜，Peacemaker Kurogane Vol.1-5 (manga), Clive Barker's The Thief Of Always (graphic novel).
= Currently still reading 藝術治療, Dr Shaun McNiff / 徐志摩詩集 / Becoming A Person Of Influence, John C. Maxwell, Jim Dornan
5. Train my left hand. = Failed =
Due to less-than-severe-but-not-light injury from repetitive strain on my right hand/arm/颈椎, I would really want to put less strain on my right hand by training my left hand to do certain simple activities. It's good for the brain too.
- brush teeth
= I learnt how to brush my teeth with my left hand, but not writing and doodling. But I'm glad that the arm is not hurting soooo much already.
6. Tidy/Cleaning Up Areas and Files. = Failed =
Workspace and the environment reflects your mind state. This has been on my to-do list like... for years. *guilty and embarassed* Yeah I have a very messy state of mind. I need to do something about it, the aim is to be “乱中有序” (luan4 zhong1 you3 xu4)，which means it seems messy but in fact there are certain rules/discipline to it, this has been my “座右铭” (zuo4 you4 ming2，motto) since high school.
- room desk
- room shelves
Digital Files and Non-digital Files:
- back up important files
- arrange them in appropriate folders and location
- Photos: upload.
= Although I did some cleaning up, but it's still not enough to tick all the above off.
7. Draw. = Failed =
I wonder why I almost put this last.
- Paint something digitally.
- Clean up my dA deviations.
= I almost wanted to put a success until I read what I typed: paint something digitally and cleaning up dA deviations. I did not 'paint' something digitally, and I left my dA as it was, besides uploaded some traditional works once in a while.
8. Revise Japanese Language.= Failed =
- just wanna be able to read hiragana and katakana without any difficulty
= I revised but slacked off since the 3rd quarter of the year.
9. ll-m. = Failed =
No clear plans on this yet, but I will try.
= I still don't know what I want to do with this. Swt.
10. Graduate and earn money. = Success =
Does this count? But I really wanna graduate very badly.
This is vague but yeah, regardless of full-time or part-time job, earn a decent amount of money then pay my own debts and give money to parents.
= Haven't pay all the debts - but I graduated and earned some money. Just that I couldn't gave it to my papa anymore, but I still have my lovely mama to give.
11. Drive to places. = Success =
If you see a driver that annoys you so much that you can't stop honking and pressure her, that's probably me. Sorry, I very noob, please forgive me, but I really have to learn to drive to places by myself. T_T
.= I drove to places, but still not very good in recognizing roads and directions. A good start, and a good experience of a minor accident and making a police report and claiming insurance.