Two things define you: Patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
My journey feels like it has been a tumultuous one. I’ve lived back and forth in North America and Asia over the past 6 years and after many trips across the Pacific (and sometimes Atlantic), I finally feel like I can sit still.
I feel like I can appreciate the stillness of life and let whatever happen, happen. Money comes, money goes, jobs come, jobs go. I used to get so antsy about work not coming my way or projects not seeing the light of day. I used to fret so much about that stuff. But now, as long as I can look after myself, everything else seems like a bonus.
Although I have decided to be based back in Asia, specifically Kuala Lumpur, I find myself flying more and more within the ASEAN region. Thankfully they are just short little trips and I get to sleep in my own bed, in my 1000 threadcount sheets! (I’m very proud that I’ve graduated from Ikea bedsheets)
This must be a sign of growing up! But I am truly grateful to be in this position and blessed to be able to live my dreams everyday. I don’t take this for granted and I know how lucky I am.
I had someone come up to me telling me that they used to read my blog back in my old Xanga days (that really dates me) and it made me reminisce how self-centred I used to be. My 20s were really all about me, myself and I, whereas I feel my 30s is about leaving a legacy and having a positive impact with people that I meet along the way.
I believe in the power of positivity and the power of good energy. I am thankful that I can smile cheek to cheek authentically because I’m happy where I am here and now. I guess all it took was a little maturity and a lot of patience.