Happy New Year, Jo.

Happy New Year.

I’m probably one of the latest blogger out here to write a happy new year post, to be 10 days late. Well, better late than never right?

10 days of 2015 has passed.. how’s your year like for you so far? I wish all of you great health, great luck, and great success in everything you do 🙂

So I started a new job in the last few years of 2014, and that kinda led to a great start to 2015, with lots of challenges to look forward to at work, but the greatest challenge that awaits me right now, is to find that balance back again. When I stopped my full-time work in the corporate jungle 2 years ago, I led a very different lifestyle. It was one that had no schedules, no rules.. almost like a 90% spontaneity and 0% planned. I was happy but being someone who grew up with timetables since the age of 6 years old (don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t abused or something, i just had this colourful timetable that I made for myself that said what time i get to watch tv, what time I get to go out and play.. things like that), it wasn’t easy for me to get used to that much freedom. Freedom was great, but there were many moments, many times, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough. It’s like my time wasn’t well-spent enough. And a part of me craved the routine and schedules of working life.

And now that the routine is back to my life, I crave for the times where I can just sleep in, and wake up thinking just what i was going to do today.

That’s very human right? To always feel the grass is greener on the other side.. but there is one place in the whole wide field of grassland that would not let us feel this way. That’s staying perfectly balanced on the fence.

And that, is my challenge now 🙂

I think I’m lucky to have had the luxury to experience both sides of the fence, to know what works for me and what wouldn’t, what I’d like more in my life and what less. This is indeed a very precious gift that the last two years has given me, and I intend to really make the best use of it. Hopefully I find that right kind of balance soon, and the key to lasting peace within 🙂

Once again, a very happy new year to all reading this! sorry it’s come a little late.. I will try to write as much as I can while I embark on my journey of finding balance in this year. There might be times I’m totally quiet and times i’m totally random – that’s just cos I am still figuring things out – but I’ll make these posts as entertaining as possible :p