Where is the green grass?

There’s always 2 sides to everything, or more.

For my entire life, whether for myself or being a friend to others, it has been an experience of job/school/program application, interviewing, and waiting. There was always a lot of impatience, anxiety, frustration, and disappointment. Even after receiving an offer and accepting it, there’s the self-doubt after the excitement subsides.

What about the other side?

Recently, I have the unique opportunity to be on the other side of this process. The other side is definitely not necessarily the “advantaged” side as  I or other people may have thought. There’s the waiting for applications, then waiting for the interview, then deciding to take the chance or not on the person, then waiting for them to accept or decline the offer. Same as the application process, there’s the self-doubt process  of whether we chose the right candidate or if things turn out well in this thing I’m so invested in. And then, if the ideal candidate declined, there’s the what if scenario that would play forever. Who would have thought things were so difficult on this side?

The grass is not always greener on the other side.

2017. 2018

I understand whether a year is good or bad is all perspective and presentation. Nonetheless, I like to believe 2017 was a good year. I did not achieve all my goals but for the ones I did, I am proud of the way it was executed. There was a lot of circumstances out of my control but they did not become excuses. I am happy I completed 2 MBA courses, visited my family in HK and squeezed in a forever-deferred trip, had a family trip to London/Paris, took a step forward with the Keremeos pharmacy business, and dedicated time to visit family and friends in Vancouver. It seems like nothing sometimes, but it’s also a lot packed into a year.

2018 will be a new year full of challenges.
1. Keep up with the bar I set for myself from 2017
2. Achieve the goals I did not attain in 2017
3. Explore new hobbies, expand my life, and develop a disciplined routine
4. Take another step in adulting and move into my first property