Spending a quiet Saturday with myself and I. I really think I’m the kind of person that needs a lot of personal space, too much in fact. Sometimes I scare myself with how happy and at ease I am alone. o.O
나름대로 노력하고 있다
I think this is a phrase that I like a lot. I think it can be loosely translated to “working hard in my own way” but somehow I feel that there is some nuance that cannot be captured by the English phrase. Maybe it’s just me.
I believe that everyone (most?) is working hard in their own way to improve themselves and to work for what they really want. And that’s good enough. There’s no point in comparing ourselves with others, and say that I don’t work hard enough. Comparisons should be made within. If you think that you are not working hard enough to match your own expectations, then do something about it or live with it. And there’s no point in judging others and say that their hard work is not worth it or to be skeptical.
I think I’m working hard. I have ridiculously high expectations for myself, so I’m always falling short of it. But I know that I’m putting effort in things I like and I’m happy with that side of me. 😀
(wrote the above a few weeks ago, forgot about it, and now I’m thinking about this phrase again, on a Saturday too)
There’s no one standard way of working hard. You may not think that what I’m doing now is considered “working hard” but I’m still putting in effort in my own way, to chase after things that I want. Sometimes we tend to pass judgement too quickly. We judge from what we can see / hear, but sometimes we don’t see the full picture. And who says we can judge what others are doing?
Right now, I’m putting effort doing things that I believe in. I’m not sure what will come out of it, but at least I won’t have regrets. 😀
And that’s enough for me.