Hopeful 2021 – Pam goes travelling


Here’s the primary submit of the 12 months, and we’re already within the third month of 2021. Usually, my first submit could be up by February as I wish to maintain my perspective and resolutions as recent as potential. But properly, plans change as I obtained busy. :p 

Even although it has been greater than a 12 months of not with the ability to pull the passport out of my journey pouch, I’ve been busy. Busy in a fruitful method. 

Before I get into my hopes and resolutions for the 12 months, let me replace what has been taking place today. 

Q1 2021

First off, I’m happy to announce that I’m Covid-19 vaccinated! Woot~ Which means I’m a step nearer to getting in a foreign country.

I’ve been toggling between my work as a frontliner and side-hustling as a information. I additionally get to spend some high quality time with household and mates. Sometimes over meals and generally over exploration. I’m joyful that my present routine permits me to get pleasure from off days on weekdays and weekends. – better of each world!

I’ve been exploring extra F&B institutions these days and eyeing on going to extra to have a tasting of every thing. Food tasting is a type of travelling as I discover completely different cultures, spices and cuisines with each chunk. Besides, it’s extra pleasant once I get to do it with mates, catching up over a meal or a drink. The advantage of this pandemic is that it retains my mates in Singapore; thus, we’ve got extra time to satisfy up! 

I foresee that it will proceed all via Q2 and Q3. Perhaps solely in This autumn issues might begin to change (for the higher, that’s)!

2021 resolutions

I mull over the resolutions I’m setting this 12 months for a very long time. I need to set reasonable targets. Resolution is like KPI (Key Performance Indicator) to have a purpose to work in the direction of and in addition to maintain me in verify. With travelling out of the equation, the decision is just not about undertaking objects in my bucket checklist however as an alternative refocusing on myself and set quantitative targets to measure in opposition to. 

1. Read 15 books

Be it e-books or bodily books. I hope to deviate from my regular style of journey memoirs, romance and historical past into different genres. I need to acquire some precious data from them.

2. Keeping match

I’m splitting this into two components. One, specializing in the cardio exercise to burn the energy whereas the opposite targets the physique.

a. Run/ Brisk Walk 200km

If I sustain with my exercise routine, that is an achievable goal. 200km is the minimal goal that I must be attaining — offered if I don’t develop damage, irritation or something that may deter me from operating. I attempt to maintain my runs underneath 10km. Typically 4 to five km every time, as my problematic legs will begin protesting if I work them tougher than I ought to. 

b. 25 hours of static exercise

It works out to barely greater than 2 hours per thirty days. The exercise contains all of the yogas, stretching and power coaching that I’ve been doing. Recently I’m including pilates into my exercise repertoire. In all honesty, it looks as if a straightforward peasy process to fulfil. However, contemplating that I’m doing them by myself as an alternative of going to courses, every spans between 20 – 45 minutes as a result of this lady has a brief consideration span! 

3. Find & begin a course!

A mid-life profession swap is the thrill phrase proper now. As we grow to be wiser and acquire completely different life experiences, we begin to search new passions and have new milestones. 

I’m able to ignite that intrinsic motivation, discover pleasure (and infrequently some hatred contain) in studying, acquire the data and credential to pave the best way for one more potential profession path. It’s time to seek for one other pasture. 

At the second, I’m not precisely certain which path I need to go. I want to begin exploring and slim down from the limitless choices and prospects. Once I’ve nailed it down, time to search for a course and embark on the educational journey. 

So simply three resolutions. They look fairly well-attainable! 

Feeling Hopeful

The theme for this 12 months is HOPEFUL. I’m hopeful about many issues. I’m assured that I’ll accomplish my resolutions, optimistic concerning the covid state of affairs world-wide with the on-going vaccination. I’m feeling optimistic about every thing. 

Recently, there’s a handful of mood-lifting travel-related information. Travel plans could also be potential by the second half of the 12 months, and air journey bubbles might quickly grow to be a actuality! I imply, these are AWESOME information! I’m so able to journey, and in reality, I’m born to journey!

Although I’m hopeful, I additionally need to be reasonable! The covid-situation is so fluid that it may be difficult to make plans. After all, these are past my management, so I additionally have to handle my expectation. Thus, I shall not make plans to journey till issues are extra concrete. 

That stated, I’ll proceed to discover completely different components of Singapore, recognize what we’ve got, and continue learning and rising my wealth of information.

Let’s see what 2021 will convey. I’m embracing the 12 months, and for any journey (if it occurs), will probably be a bonus.


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