Hello again! It’s been a while since my last post in this blog.
And now here we are on the 4th day of 2015, the last day of holiday. I hope all of way have been recovered from holiday mood and prepared for our working journeys this year. Even though I still can’t move on from holiday, I guess. lol
Well, at last 2014 has ended. All of us must have made a lot of memories in that past year. The same goes to me. In 2014, I got my first real job. Why do I say “real job”? Because previously I was only juggling from one research project into another research project. So, yes this is my first full time job after I graduated. What can I say about this job? I am so thankful to be a part of the team. My working environment really give me spaces to learn and to grow. They always give me chances to express my ideas, though I’m still young and new in this kind of working environment. There were, of course, some frictions happened between me and my co-workers once in a while. I took them as learning processes. So, it’s been almost a year I’m working in that place (wow, can’t believe it!). One thing that I can conclude from this one year of my working experience is : if you’re willing to learn new things and if you’re crazy enough to take challenges, you will survive in the working environments.
I experienced some failures as well last year. Earlier 2014, I didn’t win the scholarship so that I had to give up my dream (for a little while) to continue my studies, I will try again, and hopefully in a couple of years ahead I can continue my studies. Because I don’t want to live the rest of my life only carrying a master degree behind my name. At the end of the year I also failed to pass my piano exam. It supposed to be my very last exam in my piano training history. But it messed up. Ah, nevermind!
In 2014, I travelled to some new places, that made me even more realised that we as human beings who inhabit this earth have different cultures. Those differences don’t meant to be avoided but instead meant to be praised. We can learn from each other.
The year 2014 was not only bring wonderful things to me, but also to my loved ones. First, my little brother got his full scholarship to finish the last 1 year of his bachelor studies in Australia. Second, my mom got promoted in her office and now she’s handling a quite strategic position in the corporate. Third, my dad’s recent project is going great. Fourth, my baby brother graduated from junior high and got accepted in his dream high school. Fifth, my best friend got a scholarship to continue her masters degree in Holland. I’m so proud of her because I know how much she wants to live in Europe. We’d been dreaming together since our early college days. And finally now she can experience the taste of living in Europe. And I have had that chance 2 years ago.
2014 has been great, despite its ups and downs. Praise the Lord for everything that He’s done for me. I closed 2014 by having a trip with my big family. We celebrated Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in Vatican. I feel really blessed and thankful for this rare opportunity. But then days after, I heard a sad news from Indonesia that an Air Asia flight was missing and finally found to be crashed into the sea. A very devastating news to close the year of 2014. My deep condolences go to the families of crews and passengers on board. May their souls rest in peace.
Here is to a brand new year full of opportunities. Hopefully all of us gain success in 2015. Always remember to put God first in everything that you are doing.
Happy New Year! Bon nouvelle Annee! Gute neue Jahr! Selamat tahun baru!