There’s no better gift than you, the readers of this blog. Each one of you is appreciated: every click, every like, every share, every comment!
Although, while in my side of the world there’s not much Christmas celebration going on, I’ll be taking the time to reflect on the year (it’s been a good one!) and I hope to share the highlights as we transition into the new one.
Merry Christmas to you all and I hope the season brings into your lives gifts that keeps on giving.
“I, now 23 years of age old begin. Hoping to cease not till death”
With a few lines before that, this is how I start 23 (the age, as well as the project I talk about in the vlog) and it’s a seamless thread that runs from the declaration I made last year @ age 22 in the poem, Unmask.
At the recent TED Fellows Retreat in Whistler, Canada, artist Candy Chang set up an interactive art piece called Confessions that invited the 185 Fellows at the event to share. The installation asked each Fellow to write down a confession on a slip of paper and pin it up on a bulletin board, creating a public wall of admissions and fears.
[ted_talkteaser id=1553]”These anonymous confessions were all written by people we know. I think it made it more profound,” says Chang. “The TED Fellows family is bursting with overachievers, and it’s easy to feel like everyone has got it all worked out. The Confessions wall helped us see we’re all imperfect human beings full of anxieties, longings, hurt and confusion. Anonymity can be a safe and gentle first step towards honesty, vulnerability, trust and understanding.”
Among the posts on the wall was an admission of financial insecurity — to which Fellows responded with a display of…
It’s not too late to say Happy New Year, I hope. It’s still a new year after all.
With that being said, I have mapped out some of the things I hope to accomplish this year, 2013. When I turned 22 last year, I decided to pen down some areas I’d like to see changes in my life. Sure, some of them are trivial, and some of them don’t even make any sense, but it’s all for the purpose of developing a holistic self. Since most of my 22nd year falls into this new year, I’m keeping these goals, with of course a few adjustments – additions, subtractions etc.
Goals, visions, and dreams are beautiful, however, it’s clear from the motto of this blog that:
So, surely deeds (actions) will have to accompany these dreams we all have for the new year 2013.
Just in case you’re interested, I decided to look back through the last year and did a year in review by documenting some of the highlights of the year. I’m halfway done, and you can click HERE to read the FIRST PART. Soon, I’ll be finishing up the 2012 year in review, and I’ll post it.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great year. I know I will!!!
Just before I actually start blogging on here, I would like to welcome you on board to my journey towards my vision – The Dream Institute, a bi-annual convention in different parts of the world where creatives as young as age 6 gather around to meet with other creatives, sharpening their skills, and being equipped with the necessary tools they need to impact the world with their innovative creations.
The past week, the week of May 14th till May 19th 2012, has been a strenuous and mind-stretching effort made by the LeaderShape Institute to make students like me believe in endless possibilities, vis a vis this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” The thought that keeps reverberating in my ears this past few days has been “You can only do as much as you can dream!” It’s something beautiful, which at the same time seems daunting, but it’s not!
Of course, Joel Barker is right when he says “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” It is in that light, in connection to what we’ve been taught about manageable goals and stretch goals this past week that I have decided to use this blog to track my progress until the eventual realization of that ultimate vision which is The Dream Institute (sounds fancy, don’t it?).
This blog itself is one of the manageable goals which I have set.