Goodbye, 2017


2017 was a wild ride for many of us, lots of ups and downs.  In reflecting back on my year, I am tempted to say it wasn’t very productive. I still have not launched any of my businesses. I still have no settled on a single career. I am still very broke. That is my pessimistic self speaking. I am sure we all have two voices in our head. My optimistic self, however, would say, “This year, I have achieved a lot. I learned some new skills, like coding. I worked really hard on improving my photography skills while learning associated software. I started to seriously develop my written voice. Most importantly, I managed to stick to my own values and principals. So maybe I should cut myself a slack. I am not Elon Musk, but maybe I should give myself a little more credit.

In 2017, lots of people have inspired and helped me to become better in what I am trying to do. They are all creative minds who are willing to share their knowledge generously with this world. I am one of the millions who benefit from their generosity. I own an enormous thank you to them.

Here is a partial list: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Tim Ferriss, Lewis Howes, Marie Forleo, Debbie Millman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Garance Doré, Chris Do (Youtube: The Futur), Marty Geller ( Youtube: Blue Lighting TV), Gareth David (Youtube: Tastytuts), Travis Neilson (Youtube: Devtips). Of course, there are more people I left off of this list. I just want to say thank you to them all for doing what they are doing and sharing their expertise to help others grow.

In the end, time moves on. Goodbye, 2017. Hello, 2018.

(Photo by Allef Vinicius)