Phases of interest

17 February, 2018

Hello, blog. It has been a while.

I’ve learnt long ago that life works in funny ways and at least personally, things never quite seem to go the way I want them to be. Project #2018282, which was supposed to be the highlight of the year, is not going to happen. The surprising thing is that I decided it on my own volition.

Overall, it doesn’t seem like a bad outcome. In fact, I was actually quite happy about it (in some sense). Instead of living for tomorrow, I’m now able to live in the present and this change of mindset was a welcomed one.

While having goals and dreams is a great thing, sometimes I find that I’m just too consumed by it, that I lose sight of what I have, what’s around me, and what I need to do at the present moment.

While I might sing a different tune later in the year, this post will remind me of how I felt 🙂 and that everything will be ok.

Now that I got it out of my system temporarily, I’m now better able to really focus on doing what I need to do at this point in time. To stop seeing things as transient (and hence inconsequential) and really learn to face things head on.

I should also learn some new things! 🙂 Well, not necessarily “helpful skills” (urgh I cannot concur with the idea of choosing to only learn stuff that’s helpful – what does it even mean), but rather things that I love and enjoy. A lifelong passion can start from perhaps a random thought, a moment of interest (which you don’t quite know if it would last) or chanced upon accidentally.

Personally I don’t think there’s anything wrong or bad with having random phases of interest. There are some which you will forget before you even embark on it, some that will fizzle our after a couple of weeks or months, and some that will follow you through life. What’s important is that you give it a chance and you dared or chose to do something about it 🙂

While we tend to scoff at those who don’t have the “willpower” or “determination” to see things through, these days I think I admire their courage to start.

So I shall start too. 🙂

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