“Lantas, akan jadi apakah kamu? Babak dalam hidup yang akan terkikis waktu atau rongga kosong dalam jiwa yang tidak bisa tertutup selamanya?”
“This is who I am, I am unapologetically filled with fire and passion and an endless yearning to live life to the fullest. I will cry with the world and I will laugh with the world, and maybe just maybe with my passion I can make the world just a slightly better place.”
“Don’t be scared, love, wherever you’re going, I’m going too. No matter how far you go, when you look back, I would always be there. Have a good day my love, I will see you soon.”
“And, maybe just maybe, someone will finally come when I’m ready to fully embrace life again and be at peace at myself. Until then, I’m going to rest and give a life a go.”
“I think what I love most in following minimalism as a way of life is the feeling of not having to succumb to consumerism by buying things I don’t need with money that I don’t have.”
“In the end, we really are just a tiny speck in a vast universe and travel helps us to see that more clearly, so to live is to travel and to travel is to live.”
Jogja taught me, taught us, that happiness is really simple and don’t require that much money either. So here’s my ode to Yogyakarta, the city I love and will continue to love, the city that has taught me how to survive and how to be grateful. Thank you for always allowing us who’ve resided there to come back and call it home.
I dedicated this first post in 2019 for my mother and for my extended family who’ve become my consistent reminder that I have lived a life of privilege – the privilege of health, education, etc. and therefore with this privilege, I should live my life to the service of others and for the benefit of others. The irony of privilege I think is the fact that the life that I live now and the path that I choose – to work not for the sole purpose of money and profit but something with missions that will help empowered others – is only possible because I have a safety net and that safety net is my mother. My mother always taught me that what good is life if you just live it for yourself and I’m guilty as charged for being a self-centered elitist who’s trapped in the bubble of entitlement. This is one of my step towards a life worth living – to acknowledge my privilege and use my resources to do good for others.
“I learned that I don’t have to be famous or changing the world to live a meaningful life – I won’t be able to end all suffering in the world or end a humanitarian crisis and that’s okay – as long as I never stop trying to give even just a little bit of meaning to someone’s else’s life by actually doing something instead of choosing to be apathetic and ignorant.”
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As I resort to celebrate the small wins in my daily life, I begin once again to find joy in the mundane. Afterall, waking up, taking shower, having breakfast, meeting a friend is a series of ordinary things that I don’t think of celebrating before. But, it definitely helps to anchor me to the present, whereas before, I was stuck in the future planning of something grander that I forget, being able to live, breathe, surrounded by people who you love and who love you are something joyful.