Today is my official last day of work, wrapping up 2017. I will be on leave for the entire week after Christmas leading up to the new year, ushering in 2018. There are still so many things I need to do, chief among them is to finalise my final year project so that I can get started on it. Before I can do that, however, I need to find a supervisor who would give me guidance on my project. But before I can do that, I need to write up and firm up my research proposal with a research topic clearly in mind, so that I will not look like a fool when I’m talking to my potential supervisors. So many pre-conditions!
But on a more serious note, I need to up my game for 2018. I will be back to school, I need to finalise my project topic, more work responsibilities. It’s gonna be a crazy 2018. At this point, midway in my Master’s course, I am just dying to graduate.
Just a couple of weeks left before we say goodbye to 2017, there is still the issue of writing my New Year’s Resolutions. I will probably be written on a new Moleskin notebook that I bought a couple of weeks back. Exactly the same as I had for 2017, just in a different colour, this time midnight blue. Although I still have empty pages on my current notebook, I guess I can start a personal tradition of starting a new notebook for each new year. There is something personal about having a traditional notebook. You feel greater connection writing in a physical notebook, as opposed to just writing everything electronically like in a blog. The upside of writing in a blog is that you can express so much more since you can type and express your thoughts and feelings far more efficiently.
But a physical notebook does more than simply chronicling your life. You can quickly jot down notes, thoughts, reminders, and most important of all, it helps you organise your thoughts in your brain. Notebooks, to me, will never go away anytime soon.
So right now, I am going to relax and enjoy my Christmas holidays with friends and family. After that, I will take the time off from work to do some serious ‘soul-searching’ for a suitable project for me to pursue (hopefully).