2020 – Who would have thought?
We all entered 2020 with high hopes – “This year I’m gonna travel more!”, “I’m getting married!”, “I’m becoming fitter!”
But all of a sudden, we were thrown into the deep end, learning to make things work and trying to keep the lights on.
But I’m glad this pandemic happened – I think the virus has made us all more resilient, more understanding; people cared more about each other and were nicer to one another. And I think what’s most important is that people realised what/who were truly important to them.
For myself, with the exception of the circuit breaker (Singapore’s version of a lockdown), I actually had an amazing 2020. When COVID-19 started to gain attention around the world in Jan, I decided to proceed with my trip. Bali gave me such great memories – I’m just so glad I managed to clock more sun/sea time before getting stuck in Singapore.
In Feb/ Mar, things weren’t so bad – we got on life as usual. I didn’t plan on getting myself a partner, because I didn’t think I was mentally ready, and I had other plans for 2021. But I kept an open mind and met some new people.
Fast forward to now, I am just super happy and feeling lucky with Adrian. He treats me with so much respect, has never taken me for granted, apologises (!!!) when he knows I’m upset, supports me 100% and gets silly with me.
I’ve been so blessed. I still stepped out of my comfort zone and had many first experiences.
At work, I helped to launch the agency’s first podcast, worked on a kickass integrated Comms project, delivered many milestones for my clients and joined three pitches which we won.
Outside of work, Adrian’s friends are super welcoming and fun, and they often include me for their activities. I’ve learned windsurfing (certified now!), went on 2x yacht trips, had amazing rooftop BBQ and great house parties.
Some pictures from this year:
Loads of silly but funny moments:
And our first Xmas together:
Here’s wishing 2021 will be everything like this photo: