2016 is almost over! This year I’ve grown so much as a person that I thought sharing them would be the only fitting way to wrap up this year. Today, I’m going to reflect on the positive side, appreciate things I’ve achieved and look back on some memorable moments. Here’s my 5 highlights of 2016!
Starting a blog. This is one of the best decision I’ve made so far, hands down. I always have passion for writing since day one, and having a platform to be my creative outlet is the greatest thing for my little creative mind. I had another blog from when I was in elementary school until junior high (It was written in Bahasa), such a shame I never be able to stick with it. But I want a fresh start, and a fresh series of content, so here we are. I’ve had this blog for about 5 months now, and I’m so excited of what comes next, I have so many ideas planned for this blog!
Learning German. I always thought learning another language is so amazing, especially German. I’m in love with the country, the culture and also the people. I didn’t have the opportunity to learn it in my school, so I learned German language at Goethe Institute Jakarta. And I just finished level A1.3! But due to national exams coming up and I’m going to apply to university in the next couple of months, I postponed it for some time. Goethe is honestly one of my happiest place of all time, especially when I had a stressful day at school, this place brings out joy in me, all the people are so positive and the learning system is so great. I can wait to come back!
Eating healthier. Alright, calm down. I still eat a lot of junk food and I’m nowhere near eating healthy food. But I’m getting to it, I educated myself more about this whole thing, I even tried to cook healthy breakfasts! I still find it so hard because people living around me don’t really have the same view on things, especially when I don’t do the groceries shopping by myself.
Winning a writing contest at my school (and also a wall magazine contest). It’s such a little achievement, but I worked hard on my article and I’m so proud of it. Originally, I wanted to write a short story, but it didn’t really go very well. So I changed it last-minute, I wrote about ‘being yourself and to not give a crap on what everyone else says’ in Bahasa Indonesia, which is important because I don’t think there are enough article for self-love in Bahasa. Thanks to Connor and Troye for being my inspiration at that time though.
Meeting so many wonderful and amazing people online or in real life. Seriously, this year I’m getting to know a lot of new people for different aspects in my life, such as fellow bloggers, friends on fandoms and friends on my courses. And also, I met Oli White, one of my favorite Youtuber, when he was visiting Indonesia. (Bare in mind, nobody come here, so it’s nice to see Oli here. He is so lovely!). Reunited with my elementary & junior high school friends are also fun, seeing how much they have grown as a person this year.
I had the worst semester ever this year– but let’s not talk about that. I learned to look on positive side of things and be a happier person in general. I’m so thankful for my family and friends for all of the best memories in 2016, and also you guys reading this post right now, I know it’s a long one. I’m hoping 2017 will bring a lot more happiness and joy to reflect on next year, cheers to many more!
Also, what are yours? Share it in the comments because I absolutely love reading everyone’s highlights!