This is going to be a brief, casual post. It's ironic to see a (very) old draft of my blog some decade ago — still so relevant to this day. I wrote this on my last working day, very hopeful for another new year in Barcelona, Spain.
"12/20/09, 8:04 AM Next year, I´ll try to make an effort to have at least one blog each month. Next year, I´ll start traveling again. I´ll go to the gym. I´ll start sending postcards to my family. I´ll start writing a letter — snail mail. I´ll start saving money. I´ll finally buy my Macbook Pro! (oops!). Yes, will do. Next year. 2010."
Well, I've accomplished most of it. But between those lines, the truth is I often set personal goals aside and put others before me. Family, friends, colleagues — I tend to forget myself. That's my natural state, I guess.
So let me reflect on this old excerpt from my blog.
I still love to travel and will continue to do so. I will go to the gym more often. I guess sending postcards or snail mail is no longer relevant. Perhaps. I could still send one when I travel to a different city. I'd still want to save money. Early retirement.
I'm quite hopeful for a great 2020 and I'd like to start by being good to myself. A self-happiness list, if you may. And always remind me,
"Don't be so hard on yourself, Bryan."