Hello from the OTHER SIDE
Reporting live from Sydney! Thank God I made it back in one piece (barely actually. haha). I FEEL SO EXHAUSTED. Sorry for being MIA (again!). I was busy with moving (2nd time and counting), work and most importantly, I HAD NO WIFI! #toughlife
The days leading up to my flight back to Sydney were absolute chaos (the good and the bad kind). Good because I had a lot of catch ups and meet ups. Bad because well, panic packing (HAAAAA!).
Leaving home for the second time was tough. You’re no longer going to a new place. While I have many other different things to look forward to (placement program, new temporary accommodation, meeting new ppl etc), there’s still that sense of familiarity. I’m not too sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Maybe it is neutral. I guess I’m anxious and excited at the same time. Excited that I’ll be going back and starting a new sem but ANXIOUS BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT. GAHHHH!
But either way, I MISS HOME!
This is going to be a tough semester. It will be a steep learning curve on my end. Praying that I’ll stay sane and that all goes well!
NOT ready to do life (HAHAHAH!). I hope I will be able to update my blog and write as often as I would like to.
Let’s jump back to my summer break in MALAYSIA.
It was a good 2 months back home. I was able to do whatever I wanted to do and also catch up with family and friends.
My last 2 weeks in Malaysia (felt like dejavu from the last time I left) were “difficult”. SO many things had happened in that short span of time that I cannot even begin to describe what I went through. It felt like I was stuck in a blackhole. When you’re feeling everything between the extreme ends of the emotional meter, you just feel detached from reality. #lost
In between the series of unfortunate events, I was able to see the silver lining (THANKFULLY!). There were also many things to be grateful for.
Shoving all unhappiness aside, I was VERY productive. I had written a long to-do list the minute I came home. I did not get through half of it until the last 2 weeks! We seem to able to function under pressure.
I felt a sense of urgency. Humans are funny. We only seem to appreciate when we lose/about to lose something. Just like how we only start to take care of ourselves when something goes wrong (sickness, disease etc) or how we seem to be able to complete an assignment 5 hours before it is due.
For me (and others), I felt the NEED to DO things and to SEE people (before going back to Sydney). Thank you to each and every one of you for spending your time with me (you know who you are).
I guess my point is that we don’t DO enough or APPRECIATE enough until we don’t have the luxury of it anymore (whatever “it” is).
Don’t wait till it is too late. JUST DO IT!
This year, I am trying to make a conscious effort to just be present. I still find it difficult to BE in the moment. My mind is always in the future, worrying and thinking of what is ahead.
Ok, I shall not bore you with how I feel.
HIGHLIGHTS of my summer break:
Had an extended family dinner the day I arrived! ALL THE MALAYSIAN FOOD! SO SO SO GOOD! Catching up with family over food is the best.
On that note, I really thank God for my health throughout my time in Sydney. I had ZERO signs of sickness. #blessed
TT – Track Tuesday! I can ALWAYS count on them to crack lame jokes and to provide relevant updates on running/non-running/useless info in our group chat! I literally LAUGH OUT LOUD every time! So good to have them around.
These 2. When we are together, we’re the loudest. #noshame #goodtimes!
Decided to dedicate my time to training my brother. 2 months of working out consistently! #gains He is so much stronger and healthier now. I will definitely miss our training sessions together! I am glad to know that he has kept the momentum going. Always asking me for workouts and a plan. #happytears #allthefeels #proudsis
Getting my legs fixed at APPLE PHYSIO! Happy to announce that I am FEELING A LOT BETTER! Slowing getting back into the swing of things… VERY very very slow that is. I have come to realise that I am in it for the long run. Why rush?
Just enjoying every moment I get to MOVE! #grateful
Seriously, give it a go! You’ll be sweating buckets. Oh, and you are required to strap on a HR monitor… NO CHEATING!
PUSH! No pain, no GAIN!
Special thanks to Garmin Malaysia for all their SUPPORT in my fitness journey. From running to gym based workouts. These watches are so versatile, there is a function for everything! When I got injured, I was still able to track my HR, workouts, cycling etc!
Finally got to meet Kian Ming and his wife, Ee Leng! Before this, we’ve only ever “seen” each other on social media. I love how that brings people together! Thanks for being so genuine, down to earth, supportive, encouraging and #real.
Somebody has got a goal to hit this year. 😉 Watch out world!
Running TWIN! She’s always keeping me up to date about ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING! I’m still amazed at how similar we are – food and running! I miss running with you! Come to Sydney for a run kay? All the best to your #roadtosub345! That goal is yours, go get it! 🙂
Pre-CNY family dinner! <3 MISSING YOU GUYS! <3
Just some of the BEST bits of my Summer! I’m sure I’ve missed out on many other things. I apologise in advance if I’ve left you out (def not intentional)!
SO SORRY to those that I’ve not been able to catch up with! Next round.
Back to reality now. Back to the grind!
Keep an eye out for another update…
because HELLO WIFI!
Till then, keep doing #YOU!