"Light decoration at Tribeca Park, Jakarta
Time flies!! I become very nostalgic about the journey that I had in Edinburgh. It is my first time to struggle letting go of my past. After I finished my Bachelor, I was excited for Japan. After Japan, I was excited for Vet degree, after Vet degree, I was excited for my MSc. But after my MSc? This new year reminds me to stop being a wishbone, but a backbone.
2016 - Goal: Career!
Last year was an exciting year. I traveled a lot to many places; England, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Paris, and Italy. I met many invaluable life time friends from all over the world in the MSc Program. I finished my dissertation and got Merit for my degree, which is not a Distinction, but still a fruit of my hard work; then graduated virtually in November. I also finished my ceremonial stuff for my vet degree later in December. Meanwhile, I started to work as a small animal vet 'slash' veterinary behaviourist. I don't get much access to NGO or government position in animal welfare sector; and I am not prepared to take further study as well.
Is my career fixed last year? Probably not, I feel that there were too many graduations which made me feel like I am 'a fresh graduate', which is somehow not true; since I gained much valuable experience as equally as my other friends who started to work earlier.
2017 - Goal: Be a backbone
I just got this idiom from my friend, and was motivated by this word. Initially it means I shouldn't be a soft, easily depressed guy, but instead I should be tougher and better at myself.
This means many things for me at the moment:
1. I should be able to perform 120% on my job, getting better and professional as a vet.
2. No more weakness, and instead I should be independent and tough in the career world.
3. I should be able to develop some income for myself, self supported adult.
4. I should also try to settle down, becoming a backbone in my family, and also my future family later on.