It’s 2016 and everyone is making new year’s resolutions and I think it’s a good thing. It makes you reflect on your past and think about your next year that lies ahead of you.
For me new year’s resolutions are goals that I want to achieve or things I want to improve in. And one of my goals is to get out of my comfort zone more often. I want to travel more, see new places, do, explore and experience new things, meet new people and most importantly have no excuses. Sometimes we stop ourselves to do certain things because the weather is not perfect, the circumstances are not perfect and everything actually seems so boring and stupid. So you just decide on staying home and do everything you normally do.
But I realized if you think this way, you will never go outside your comfort zone and experience all these new things you may have not even think about. And just miss out on life. That’s why I decided to go for a trip and visit a town without any plans and expectations. I didn’t know where I will go or what I can see there. I just wanted to discover things. And this is one of my other goals. I want to learn to see things in a different way and pay more attention to things I haven’t really paid much attention to before. Sometimes we are just so busy and focused on everything else that we start taking for granted where we are and what we can actually experience just by walking around and by looking at our surrounding. I wonder what would happen if we start looking at the world with the child’s eye from time to time? What things would we able to see? I think life is full of beauty and we just need to notice it.
That’s why I also want to capture more things and create more art. For me creating videos and being creative in general is something I really like and even though sometimes I have no clue what I’m doing, I always try to find something new I can do or implement into my work because I easily get bored and uninspired if I do things the same way every time and if I don’t try out new things. That’s why I want to actively change up the way I look at things, take more risks and try out new things even if people won’t like or disagree with it. Because in the end, it should make you happy.
I think that even if someone doesn’t like your style or approach to something you like, it doesn’t really matter because there are so many people that won’t like it but there will be so many more people that will actually love what you are doing and want to be part of it. And I believe that we all should encourage each other and just lose ourselves in order to find ourselves.
I think sometimes we procrastinate on everything by planning and thinking too much about everything instead of just start doing things and going somewhere else we haven’t been before. It’s okay to have no clue where you are going because not all those who wander are lost. And in the end who knows what people you will meet or what you will learn along your way until you find your own way and things you like and things you want to do in your life. And the best way is to do what you love and experience new things so you can grow. And as long as it makes you happy and no one gets hurt in the process, I don’t think there is something wrong with that. After all life is an adventure and we are all here to live it, taste it, experience new things, reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ~mako