Showing posts with label musings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label musings. Show all posts
Sunday, 31 May 2020

May


Thursday, 30 April 2020

Apr


Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Mar


Saturday, 29 February 2020

Feb



Of droughts and flooding rains

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Sides


Saturday, 4 January 2020

Fires


Isn't it bizarre how the abnormal becomes normal after a prolonged period of time?

Monday, 30 December 2019

2019


Well, we've reached the end of this decade. I repeat. The end of this decade.

Now that is out of the way, below is an overview of 2019.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Ten Years


I have:

Completed two undergraduate degrees. Embarked on my dream exchange semester. Explored a multitude of local and international places. Joined the "professional" workforce and commenced my career. Challenged myself. Became more self-assured and content with who I am.

Ten years ago, I graduated from highschool.


Monday, 30 September 2019

Cockatoos


Life has been quite manic over the past 5 months. It all started when I moved into a new phase of life and my free time was consumed by home renovations and tending to sore muscles. Then work picked up and I was bombarded with back to back large projects and I've been left feeling extremely tired.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Update



I've been a little absent from my blog this year. This is largely due to the fact that I haven't really done anything ~ exciting ~ to document. Over the last 12 months, I've stopped doing things and started to slow down and enjoy the little things. As I've mentioned before, a few years ago I was going on frequent-ish domestic trips (my roadtrips) partly because I was unhappy and it was my form of escapism. There was nothing quite like soothing a frazzled soul by driving for hours across an endless - and sometimes mundane - landscape

If you ever felt the desire to just get away from humanity, all you had to do was drive four hours inland and there was plenty of soul-purifying space, heart awakening space and silence to get lost in.
Stranger Country - Monica Tan

But I am in a different place in life now and the need for frequent exploring is of lesser importance. Nonetheless, I hope to embark on my big trip near the end of the year and hopefully a domestic adventure in the next month or so.

Onto my update!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Journals


After multiple declutters over the years, a specific item always made its way back to its allocated spot. Well, items to be more accurate. My journals.

Livejournal housed my semi angsty thoughts that - I perceived - were suitable for public consumption. Then I had my physical journal where I unleashed all my feelings. Unfiltered and raw.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Restlessness

I have dreams of working in the same company, to rack up the required years to be eligible for long service leave. Two months of paid leave. One can dream ...

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Goodbye 2018


There is a part of me that is terrified that another year is over and that I am also firmly in the 'late 20s' bracket. But by virtue of being in my late 20s, I don't really care that time is flying. Although I probably will be singing a different tune right before I hit the big 3-0.
Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Small world


Isn't it strange how, for a brief moment, the world can just seem so small?
Thursday, 4 October 2018

Blossoms


I have worked in the same area for over 12 months now and yet it has only been this year that I have seemingly opened my eyes to observe and appreciate my surroundings. The autumn colours, the bare trees, the new green leaves and buds, the gradual lengthening of the days and the cherry / plum blossoms that bloomed for a brief moment in time.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Where Have I Really Been


So where have I really been? Let's break it down into categories.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Where Have I Been


Over the past 12 months, I have been spending an increasing amount of time offline. It all started in June last year when I deactivated my Facebook and Instagram account in an attempt to curb my social media consumption. It was a great decision - I suddenly had more time to do the things I really enjoyed (such as reading). It also forced me to take a step back from the curated lives of so many and live and focus on my own life in a healthier manner.
Monday, 16 July 2018

Stars


I miss seeing the stars. A yearning that has been bubbling beneath the surface for the past 12 months.

I miss feeling insignificant in this big, great world. Being present in the moment and being forced to realise my existence is a mere blip in the grand scheme of things.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Dear You


Dear You,

I am no longer seeing red. Actually, it was a little blue after the encounter. But now it has reverted back to the natural state where I don't see any colour when I think of you.
Thursday, 22 March 2018

I Don't Love My Job & That's Okay


If I had a dollar for every time I was exposed to the message that I should pursue my passions, well, I wouldn't have needed to get a job!
"Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life!"
Sure, I was passionate about a lot of things - I loved watching TV, reading, eating breakfast food for dinner and subsisting on potato. But could I create a career out of those 'passions'?

And the better question was - should I?