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This 38 is 38.

I keep joking this year will be my big, bad bitch year. Cos 38 = bitch, geddit geddit?

Honestly, I can’t believe that I’m 38. I don’t feel that old. Honestly, as adults, I don’t feel that time passes by fast. But as I look at my kids age, from babies to toddlers to now, I feel my mortality slipping away.

Also, looking at my parents age, I always feel this pang in my heart. I get teary thinking of a future without them. And as cliché as it sounds, we really need to appreciate all time with them fast.

As per our yearly tradition, it’s time to summarise my life in a post! How has turning 38 changed for me?

Pic by Colin

Work: After spending 1.5 years in the e-commerce industry, in Urbanfox, an enabler. I grown to like my work. Even the bad bits. However I never stopped looking out, maybe it’s also because I wasn’t sure if I suited the industry. While I excelled in certain things like client management and people management, my shortcomings were pretty blatant when it comes to the product knowledge. Content to me is content creation and content in e-commerce was vastly different. I found an opportunity late last year in the world of e-learning. In a startup to be exact. I had code-named my new job (before I started) as an adventure to friends, and booooooy was it an adventure. LOL. I had forgotten the world of start up, after leaving Pepperconn. hohoho. As per my usual pattern, I usually don’t talk much about any of my jobs publicly. So yeah, let’s ride this adventure. 😉

Family: As mentioned earlier, I feel them slipping. Dad back is getting bad to worse, mum’s knees are bad. So far, *touch wood*, the stroke hasn’t affected that much but she seems really forgetful sometimes. It’s heartbreaking. We try to see them as much as we can, while trying to limit going out thatttt much. So glad that the kids get to see my mum quite often. Looking to do a family shoot with her, dad has opted out cause he hates taking pics. And try as much as we could, mum and I can’t persuade him. 🙁 I guess, i should have taken the opportunities to take a family pic with them last time before he got worse…

Love: I am blessed to have the two cheekiest kids in the world! We will be celebrating Aidan’s 6th birthday and Davina’s 4th birthday soon! Solo parenting most of the time, sucks. But I guess the only good thing about this pandemic is that no travels. So someone is grounded. Hurhur. Parenting Aidan is getting tough now. Honestly I lose patience with him, at this age. I need to be more patient.

Health: Still at the same size but I feel better now. I took up rollerskating last year and also started gymming at the tail end of the year. Just being active makes me feel better. Stamina slowly increasing, thankfully! I am also learning to love my body, most importantly just trying to stay active and healthy. Good news is that while most of my friends have “kena” covid, my lil fam and I (inclusive of both of our parents) have managed to stay safe for the past 2 years. Honestly, we know it’s a sooner or later thing, but if can siam, hope to siam. To be honest, i think everyone will kena soon. I also anticipate myself to kena by April, just looking at the amount of people around me, colleagues, friends, it’s a miracle how I’m still not C+.

Friends: No change here. Kept those who matter close and distanced myself from those who I felt were toxic.

Blogging: Haven’t been blogging much oops. I need to hustle more on social media. Perhaps changing jobs + the pandemic has affected opportunities, but hope to go back to creating more interesting content.

Pic by Carrie

Thanks to everyone and anyone who has wished me a very happy birthday. As mentioned every year: birthdays just symbolises another year closer to the grave (to me). So love like you have never loved before, eat like you have never eaten before, live life like every day is your last.