As we welcome 2021, it is time to reflect on what we have done and accomplished in the past year. 2020 was a year we will not forget. It is a year of new normals, challenging the status quo and opening up new ways of doing things, reminding us on what’s important.
In January and February, I was travelling almost weekly to Malaysia and Indonesia, but that came to a halt in March. I miss all the face to face in-person meetings with my team, colleagues, customers and business partners in Malaysia and Indonesia. I also miss the rich variety of food in Jakarta.
We have been working from home since March and avoid going to the office unless necessary. I miss all the breakfast, lunch and coffee sessions with my colleagues where we relax, discuss and resolve any potential issues very quickly. I miss the old normal and adapting to the new normal.
When we first started working from home, I thought with meetings done virtually would mean I can manage my time better. I was wrong. More meetings were being scheduled and most of the time back-to-back and double booked. Therefore, I have to decide which meeting is important or a priority to attend and skip the less critical ones. My typical workday starts at half-past eight in the morning and ends at seven in the evening.
Blogging continued to take a back seat. I posted 30 posts in 2020 only. Most of the posts are Inspirational Quotes and Photos and I spent little time interacting and reading fella bloggers blogs.
To stay sane from my stressful work life, I went for morning walks to Marina Bay at least twice a week and sometimes thrice a week to help clear my mind and also to stay healthy.
I took the opportunity to be a local tourist, checking out Fort Canning Park and taking pictures of the adorable Doraemon at the Singapore National Museum.
Not forgetting the otters that always put a smile on my face whenever I see them playing by the Singapore River. I always feel that it is my lucky day when I see the otters.
On the last week of 2020, I spent it tidying my home. Tidying all my toys in the display cabinet, my books in the bookshelf, my handbags and clothes in my wardrobe and chest of drawers, my stuff in my kitchen cabinets, and not forgetting my shoes. Wish I have more time to tidy other stuff in my home.
2020 is a very different year, a year that I learnt to live the new normal and appreciate things that I used to take for granted. I am thankful for many things like good health (both my family and myself), holding a good job and great team, having the ability to spend on things I like and food I like to eat. Indeed I am blessed and I am thankful for it. There is always rainbow after the rain.
How was 2020 for you?
Wishing you good health and the best in 2021!
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2 thoughts on “Looking Back at 2020”
Happy New Year! Great to see you write a full blog post again. 🙂 Marina Bay definitely looks different with the absence of international tourist traffic.
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Thank you Monch. Happy New Year to you. Indeed it’s been a long time since I wrote a full blog. Yeah, Marina Bay area is unlike before, now we could take pictures there without fear of getting photobomb. 😁
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