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

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Life on a bicycle

Life is like riding a bicycle.

To keep your balance, you must keep moving

~ Albert Einstein

Finding and keeping balance i my life has been a constant goal, and a constant struggle. I’ve probably included it in every vision board I have made, and shared this as my long term life goal at numerous occasions. Yet, it’s still something I’m working hard on. When I keep moving, I find myself constantly taking on new things to do and new things to explore, and these are all self-initiated and not things that others make me do. Then I get all drained out and feel so tired of moving and not want to do anything at all. I then make sudden and hard stops in my path and can’t move, until a certain burst of inspiration or need comes along, and I find myself moving again, and moving fast. So this quote struck a chord in me, and that’s what I want to do. I don’t want to keep making short bursts that doesn’t lead me anywhere and sometimes actually sets me off backwards, like a recoil. I want to feel like I’m cycling, cruising on smooth and steady, and keeping balance while on the move constantly. Eventually, I want to be able to cycle with my eyes closed and both arms reached out to feel the wind.

It’s going to be a daunting task but I know it’s necessary, and so if one day I start a Happiness Project, one of the line going onto my manifesto would be to choose to focus on one thing at a time, giving proper time to each thing on hand so that they all get the time they justly deserve. I should also be giving myself some time, and listen inwards to try to find that balance within me.

I would love to hear your story, about how you found your inner peace. If you have a success story, please share it with me 🙂