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2018 Retrospective: My Learnings for 2019

If I learned anything from 2018:

  • I learned to love myself physically

I don’t have to be size 0 anymore or have a flat stomach. Stop depriving yourself. Stop these insane diets: military diet, keto diet, or egg diet. These diets that can harm your physical health.

  • It’s ok to say “No” not because you don’t have time but it’s so you can make time
  • You don’t have to do it just because an great and rare opportunity came to you.
  • Make time to do things you love
  • It time to stop making excuses not to do things you love. I’d always say because I am a full-time working mother, I don’t have time to spare. Little did I know my kids wants to do it just as bad as I do.
  • Don’t be afraid of failure
  • I have never allowed myself to explore my creativity because I was afraid of failure. And then the judgement after.
  • Stop being so hard on yourself, without failure is no experience.

Don’t have to fake it to make it

  • When I joined the workforce, there was a famous quote: Fake it until you make it. I love it. I lived and breathe it. It actually worked. But I wasn’t authentic. I felt like a lier. I was so unhappy.
  • Be yourself! Stop punishing yourself because you don’t measure up to another person standard. We come from different background and we are beautifully made in the image of God. We need to embrace.
  • Measure success base on your health not on your achievements
  • Since I was young, I’ve always pushed myself to go above and beyond to earn the success I felt I needed. In 2018, I pushed myself over my limit. Not considering my physical health, my body crashed.
  • Live in the present moments

Obsessed with success at work, I’d show up an hour before the expected time to work. Missed my kids doctor appointments. And when I was at home, I was always checking my work email or working on my laptop.

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