The team is familiar with change. It is a common theme that runs throughout our conversations. Every year, we note differences in one another in terms of how much we’ve grown.
To wrap up 2015, we decided to predict where we’ll be at the end of 2016. This time next year, we’ll be able to see how much we’ve changed from our 2015 selfs.
To our future selfs, I hope we’re all happy and on the track of achieving everything we want in life.
Early this year I wouldn’t have believed you if you told me I would be working with my best friend on a website, starting up a YouTube channel, and hitting 100 followers on my photo blog. I have achieved so much in 2015 and I am super proud of myself. Insha’Allah this time next year I’ll be on a creative team somewhere, making sure I’m constantly putting myself out there.
Never stop creating, kids. You’ll never know when an opportunity will pass you by. – Tasha Iman
I want to end every night falling asleep from the sheer exhaustion of being overly creatively fulfilled. To want to wake up the next morning and try even harder than I did before. I haven’t really done much of that in 2015 and I feel myself turning into husk. So that’s the end goal, I’m not expecting anything from 2016 anymore because I’m not sitting around wishing it would happen to me. It’s the year where I’m working towards fulfillment. I’m right behind. – Trina Teoh
The last 20 years of my life was spent living in ignorance. I know that global warming is real. That every plastic bag I use is bringing us closer to our damnation, that we treat animals as a lower class of beings by eating and killing them with no mercy; but I was so comfortable with my lifestyle that I refused change, even though the facts were right smack in my face.
Having spent 2015 through a constant change, I think I’ve matured enough to finally change for the better. Hopefully, by writing this down, I would have the willpower and perseverance to continue. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s a gradual process that would benefit our future as a whole and I think that in of itself is beautiful enough to keep me going. – Alicia Leow
Hopefully alive. Ok no seriously, I hope to see myself with more sense of direction in my life. More purpose and reassurance in whatever I do. I’m also hoping I question my life choices a lot lesser. To conclude, I wish to see 2016 me filled with more hope and less self-doubt. *ensuing existential crisis* – Amanda Chan
Realistically, I’d be on my bed, getting excited to start writing in my new journal, listing down goals to achieve for the next year while listening to Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar — one after the other, of course. The unrealistic vision I have involves me having a cup of teh with someone I don’t get to see enough of. I hope I won’t be as jiwang karat as I was in 2015. Instead, I’d like to be peachier than ever before. Jafeels? – Rathika Sheila
2016 is going to be THE year. I can feel it not in the otherworldly way the universe works, but just by knowing that I have the power to change my path. I see myself living in an entirely new city, accomplishing as much as I possibly can, and becoming the person I aspire to be.
In tangible terms, I want to read more, do more, write more, and generally be more. Cheers to the year of limitless possibilities! – Adrienne Yap
- I’ll be in New York City celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
- Lower my expectations on my grades and my education as a whole.
- Put myself out there more, particularly in the field of political science.
At the end of 2016, I see myself more careful and thoughtful with my spending. Understanding that it’s okay to shop and to treat myself with good food once in awhile. I hope to finally be in the midst of finishing what I started, which is to have completed my Dietetic Internship applications or be out there somewhere hunting for potential graduate schools (somewhere not too hot, not too cold). Also, hopefully, I’ll be ten pounds lighter. – Marini Ash
Now when I think of New Years, I instantly have a flashback to seeing high school me with her wannabe Kiko Mizuhara bob mindlessly scrolling through Tumblr. High school me lived vicariously through gifs or photosets and simply wished she could be happy or be loved next year. *gags*
Bodoh sial. Sungguh bodoh. There are moments I want to grab high school me by the shoulders and yell at her. I would yell at her about how YES YOU ARE HAPPY AND YOU ARE LOVED GODDAMMIT. Now, c’mon let’s aim for concrete things that I MYSELF ALONE can work on. So forget the past and now let’s flash forward.
At the end of 2016, I can’t see myself in any specific location but I do see myself feeling accomplished that I’ve grown even more as a person. It would be horrible if I feel like I’ve regressed in any way. I want to be a more defined version of Marsya. With bomb-ass hair, teehee. – Marsya Mohd. Johari
It’s hard to say by the end of 2016, I’ll definitely see myself at this position at this point of life because life doesn’t work that way. But what I can do in the next year is to work towards achieving that goal that I’m setting for myself right now. I’m the type of person that value progress over results.
Sure, results are satisfying but progress will test a person’s endurance and dedication when achieving their goals. To me, that’s extremely important. Right now by the end of 2016, I see myself:
- Making more films that focus on showing instead of telling.
- Becoming a healthier and fitter person not just for ultimate frisbee, but for my overall health.
- Be more socially active by engaging in conversations with people because I have this habit of not wanting to speak to people.
- Having a healthier mind-body relationship with myself.
Where do YOU see yourself in 2016? Tweet us at @thisiskul. Happy New Year y’all!