It’s been a week since the last post. Having some topic to write but I didn’t intend to. Yeah, but finally I wrote some, right?
Here we arrived at our last days of this year. I was surprised remembering there were so many things happen this year. Quite busy until November and have been doing nothing since then except watching movies, updated to some new things (gadget stuff, apps, news, school things, etc), read some novels, and once again built my enthusiasm on crafting. Leaving the craft business made my working rhythm being forgotten by the hands. I was turning 25 last March and had a turning point too (?) in the middle of this year. Maybe I didn’t really have some year resolutions but I think I’ve made some without I realized.
Beginning this year, I traveled to some places. I spent some time in Bandung and Jakarta, then leaving to Paninggaran doing the small research with my juniors. That was the first time doing anthropological research and quite fun. The place was really beautiful that I never got bored to look around. Getting home on the last day of the holiday and the next day the new semester started over right away.
It was my best semester I guess. I attended some class which required me to discuss, discuss, and discuss like never-ending discussion, having presentations in front of my friends and lecturers, and in the last day of school, we had so many words to write. Actually not really fun when it was happening, quite stressful with the papers, but after all, I finally made it. Hehe. Finished my semester, I intended to apply for some scholarships but sadly I missed the chance. But I was okay with that though. I turned to be a not-so-much-competitive person like before. Just thought that ‘how this world worked was just like that, and so, don’t complain.’
I traveled to Madiun for three days with my friend before finally decided to take my semester off and going to Papua, the place I never imagined before even after many people talking to go there. That was a sudden decision actually just because I got no plan for the half-year end while I’d missed the scholarships, my friends were leaving too, and yeah, maybe a little escape was good for my mind.
I would not tell the whole stories because I did many things from the day I formally joined the program until finally got home, but the best part was that I met so many friends and people, and had to accept that a farewell is a must sometimes. My best friend got home already and don’t have any idea when will we meet again, haha. Besides the problems I got in the program, so much fun I had back then. Experiencing another living space and environment, mode of transportations, and so on. I was able to take flight to Kimaam, one of many places there and really interesting to be there. Kimaam had some colonial historical buildings and been changed by colonial government years ago. They grew rice and farming since the arriving of them and even now they developed their farming methods by themselves.
Of course I missed many because of the program; I couldn’t attend my friends’ wedding (even some close friend!), couldn’t meet another who came to Jogja on their holiday, missed some upgrading programs, and so on. A decision always brought some sacrifice (?) right?
Not aiming to look self-pity, but after all I haven’t achieved anything since then. Still spent much of my time doing anything randomly, wrote randomly, purposing nothing, but tried to always live well. Yeah, there are 9 days to go before we leave this year. Maybe next year will be greater than this one, so let’s hold on to it.