Holaaaa!! This is why I start my happiness projects tring!
2013: a year better and happier!
My project debut is “January: no complaining” and OBVIOUSLY I failed so so so many days. Because I’m so easily get irritated by others. Ok, I tried to make up in the next following month “February: be positive towards everyone” which also not so successful. AGHHH!! Thussss, I was thinking that maybe it’s better if I just be more self-centered and focuses on my own happiness.
So I made “March: passionate” Moreover, this month is quite a life-changing moment, because I’ve got scholarship to Aussie and I was on my pre-departure training, something like academic training. YAY back to academic life! March was such an enjoyable month for me. In the end of the training I’ve got 8 for my analytical skill, while the max score is 5. HAAAAH?! “yes Tsani, I have to convince the program manager to put 8” YAY, to be appreciated is super happy!!!
My training end early April and my departure to Aussie is June. So I have slowdays afterwards, “April: read a lot more” and I finished reading price of civilizaition by Jefrey Sachs, why market lies by I forgot, and I read news quite often. Yuhuuuu, well achieved.
Since I have exercise bike at home, soooo… “May: exercise everyday” and this was become the most successful project, failed only 3 days because it is measureable. You can’t improve what you can’t measure said World Bank. May was also an easy month for me UNTIL… I’ve got one fine email said that I was a successful scholarship candidate for study in Netherland. HAWWWWWWT?! I just signed the Aussie contract in the morning and that email came in late night. This is Ow… ow… ow… OW MAI GAD! *usher song* this is a dream that I’m throwing in the wishing well. I mean Netherland is my wet dream country ANDDD early June I have to be in Aussie. Even more heartbreaking!! *self suicide*
That leads to absurd project “June: have a friendly, open and engaged demeanor” as I was a new student and I have to make a lotta friends. Whatsoever… I was also busy with adjustment thingy so I didn’t really mind my project. Anyway, I enjoy my new life here in Aussie and forgot Netherland already. Yeah, regret is so unprofessional.
“July: I believe I can fry” I have to cook a lot here, but I don’t mind, I have my own super-cool-kitchen. Quite a nice project, I cooked many new dishes (note: for own consumption) and even took pictures of them. My mama must be proud! Hahay…
“August: don’t expect it to last forever. Everything ends and that’s okay” I don’t knooooooow… *rolling eyes* Actually it’s very personal story, so I’m not going to tell the details. Syalala…
Do you remember the 21st night of September? Love was changing the mind of pretenders. “September: never was a cloudy day” Yes it was inspired by that song. It was so easy to achieve, happiness is a state of mind. September, another month that goes well…
Well, “October: strengthen social bonds” because I read that having a close relationship is one of important elements of a happy life. Hihi… honestly and actually I was thinking this is another absurd project but hell no! I re-contacted some friends whose I never care a lot, I talked pretty friendly on chat applications *most of the time I’m lazy to type too much on my phone* and surrrrrpriseeeee they turned to be very nice and didn’t mind to share their personal story without me asking them. Hahaha!
“November: burn calories, not electricity” because I rarely do sports anymore lately. Once skip gym, you’ll forever skip. Huks! Anyway, I’m planning to take stairs in everywhere, particularly on my apartement. I live on the sixth floor and taking stairs is not that bad. November project achieved well, yeeeey!
The last project is “December: a photo a day” Actually I have a lot of ideas came to my mind but I want to take the project slowly this month, so I made the easy one. I wanna laid back and have fun a lot this month. Also add some new ‘features’ on my diary. Such as: Monday is English day! Wednesday is a cong* day! Friday is a sundanesse** day! Sunday is a fun mix all the language day!! The rest of the days I can add one or more of these
dont really work things: Enlightening facts, Songs I repeat, The best moment was, My next adventure will be, This made me LOL, I wish, I’m dreaming of, I love, A delicious meal I ate was, Body care I did, Funny tweets, Stupidity of the month, Meal I cooked, Someone I help, Today I’m wearing, My fav tv program.
In a long shot, this is a year better and happier for me.
Have a HAPPY new year!!!
*cong = transgender. Yes we have transgender language and it’s so funny!
**sundanesse = traditional language in West Java, Indonesia
gratitude jar story coming soon :)