A list of thoughts that accompanied my journey these past 2 years while I juggle moving into a new city, taking up medical school and soul-searching (the 3 don’t make a good combination, I figured).

  1. Alone time and moving into a new city are great opportunities to know more about oneself, to reflect, and to explore life.
  2. Often times, we only start to appreciate something when we don’t have it anymore. So we should stop taking things for granted and appreciate what we have now.
  3. A positive outlook can bring wonders. Take it easy.
  4. Don’t over-think, it can make you crazy. Simplicity is bliss.
  5. No expectations, no assumptions, no judgements. Important principles to live by.
  6. Always acknowledge and respect people’s differences.
  7. Be independent, brave, diverse, open-minded and fun.
  8. Spread love and positivity. Not hate, not gossips.
  9. When you have more, give more. Sharing is caring.
  10. Know what you want or who you want to be and work towards it (chin up, headstrong).
  11. Dream big, do big, but stay humble.
  12. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, accept it.
  13. “When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch up.”
  14. Opportunities are everywhere, just be quick in grabbing them and do your best. No fear, no boundaries.
  15. Learn to forgive yourself, no one is perfect. Learn to love yourself, it’s the prerequisite to everything.
  16. We stumble, fall and cry; but we get up, gain a few scars and emerge stronger than yesterday (or at least better at faking it, bwahaha).
  17. We strive and learn to become better people, every single day.

Thoughts are all over my head and I tried my best to organize them. The list is going to get longer as I continue on my journey. After all, I’m in my twenties, ever-lost, ever-exploring, ever-changing, ever-growing.

Thanks for reading and feel free to share your thoughts!

Looking forward to 2015!

Gaomei Wetland

Gaomei Wetland, Taichung, Taiwan