2015: A Step Further From the Nerdy Ninja’s Shell

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2016 is in a few hours! Happy New Year! As some of my Facebook friends may know, I have been doing my New Year’s greetings differently for the last two years. This year, though, no PDFs will be sent out individually. The nerdy ninja apologizes. A lot of things have happened, especially this December, that I’m still a little caught up to even write about how my whole year went. Meanwhile, here are some of the lessons that made me go “hmm” lately in lieu of thinking about negative things. This is more of a simple New Year’s resolution/ game plan type of post than a greeting, and I do hope I inspire people who will read this post to do the same.

Embrace

This upcoming year, I will be more accepting of the things I couldn’t change. I will be more accepting of people’s faults –mine included – and make sure to be so caught up in what life has to offer to me that I won’t have time to judge others with the decisions they’re making as well as the life they’re living. I’ll learn from my mistakes and use my bad experiences to help others. Stop the hate, just smile and chill.

Thank

In embracing the ups, downs, and the unfairness of life, we become more contented and thankful of what we currently have. I will forever be in gratitude to the people and circumstances –good or bad – that lead me to where and who I am now. I’m pretty far away from where I wanted to be, but I’m definitely a lot of steps farther from who I used to be. And for that, I won’t stop thanking people who’s been helping me realize my mistakes, dreams, shortcomings, and my capabilities. Hooray for new acquaintances and friends who never left.

Learn

More TED talks, books, seminars, workshops, boot camps, code labs and tutorials for me this year. I’m going to have so much fun this year! Let us? 😀

Love

“If I asked you to name a list of all the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?”

I’ve had this very interesting conversation with someone late last night that revolved around the essence of this quote. It was about up to what extent you can be considered selfish when you prioritize your own happiness over others. Everyone’s a work in progress, and in order to give love to others, we must first learn to accept ourselves- skins and bones, veins and nerves, hair and sweat. (Sarah Kay) If you’re going to spend this New Year selfishly and spend it entirely on discovering yourself, it’s ok. But give back and spread some love someday, okay?

I’m thankful for everything that I’ve learned and experienced that has helped me forgive, embrace, and love life as it is. I wish everyone had the same awesome rollercoaster as I had this year.  Cheers to my fellow ninjas for finishing this year strong. Let’s be brave and fall in love with life. I’m one step further from the ninja’s shell; won’t you come with me?

Happy New Year!

Nerdy Ninja

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