It has been a week since I left my full-time job as an ESL teacher, and I have been enjoying my bum-life so far. And since January is now drawing to a close, and I haven’t done much the last few days, I would like to reflect on the things I have done so far and finally plan out what I want to do next. I don’t think I can survive a day or a week without being productive, thus this is the perfect time for me to set my goals for the following month.
I know that I have already perfected the art of doing nothing, but I have been trying to live a bit differently and I have been applying what I have learned about minimalist living during the past few months.
I have to admit I have been pretty caught up because so many things have happened to me in January. I have been extra busy trying to balance work and personal life, and I have never felt so tired in my entire life. Hence, I feel like finally leaving my teaching job is the best thing I have ever done.
Goals set in January
The goals I set in January were more like lifetime goals. I wanted to stay optimistic, happy and inspired. I wanted to help and motivate others to do their best and be the best version of themselves all the time. I struggled maintaining this kind of mentality as I, myself, had episodic depression, but I believed that I could do this, and so I did.
I wanted to use my blog as a way to help, motivate, and inspire other people who are like me. Life is not always good, but like what most people say, we only live once. We have to always remember to cherish every single second we spend breathing.
I have written two blog posts that I think have inspired others, and I have never felt happier to know I could affect and touch other people’s lives by just expressing myself in written words.
I have to admit that even though I know that I am special and that everybody is different, I still have moments where I lose confidence and enthusiasm. I also know that it isn’t only me who experience this. Everyone experiences this, and although this post has been written for myself, I also want everyone to read it so they could realize how truly amazing they are even when no one recognizes it.
This is a letter I have written to myself. I feel like everyone needs something that would remind them of how awesome and strong they are. Every time you feel low, you usually seek comfort and happiness from the people around you, and when you don’t get it, you feel a bit more depressed. Hence, it is very important that you realize how strong you could actually be when you are on your own rather than when you are with other people.
01 Self Awareness
For this month, I would still be trying my best to spread self-worth and self-strength awareness by writing more about it on my blog and on other social platforms.
02 Minimalist Life
When I have fallen in love with the idea of minimalism, I have always known it would be a part of me forever. In the past few months, I have learned to get rid of so many things
(even people) in my life. I still haven’t fully gotten rid of everything, and so, I plan to allot more time to do this.
03 Quality Writing
Writing has always been a passion of mine, but I have been feeling like it is becoming more like a chore lately. This is also one reason why I haven’t actually written anything of high quality. I need to summon my writing spirit and get back to business, or else, LDR Magazine will reject all my article submissions. 😛
What do you think? What are your goals for the following month? I’d like to get some ideas from you! 🙂