Thursday, December 31, 2015

Summary For 2015

This is my last posting for 2015 and typical of me, I will do it on the eve of the New Year before the clock strikes past midnight going into 2016.  My Chinese horoscope has indicated 2015 will be a good year for those born in the year of the tiger and, phew...I am among them.  No, I am not the superstitious type in case some think I am but 2015 on whole has proven to be not too bad a year for me.  That said, Chinese horoscope has indicated 2016 will not be that smooth sailing for those who were born in the tiger year.  Notwithstanding, I believe in working hard, be truthful to ourselves and to others and it does not matter what one's horoscope says.      

When I decided to leave my comfort zone more than 3 years ago, where I used to draw a decent pay,  I was already contemplating to go into organising outdoor event or training related stuff.  Some concerned friends did advise against leaving my comfort zone to go into uncharted territory especially I am not that young anymore.  Yep, it was a risk I was prepared to take.  I have to budget everything in the past few years  and only spent when it was necessary.  Stable income aside, I realised I am happier doing things I enjoy.  I did some freelance works, organised some outdoor trips and fortunately, I still managed to get by.  Most importantly, I do not have to resort to borrowing from friends or relatives.  

I did tell some friends that I was keen to realise a run event for the masses.  Well, by some stroke of luck, I managed to get connected to some friends and our first run event, Run For Light was finally launched in January 2015.  Admittedly, it was tough as there were just too many run events in Singapore.  We went on to launch a cycle event called 'Casio Nongsa Cycle 2015' the first half of the year and one more run event, 'OCC 3Ten Run' in December.  Indeed, it was a learning curve for new players like us.  I am not sure the good year for those who are born in the Tiger year mentioned in the horoscope means making good money but the good year to me means I am satisfied that I have managed to fulfill my ambition to have launched outdoor run events in 2015.

Opportunity does not always happen and I am indeed fortunate that a golden opportunity has come knocking on my doorstep.  Yes, I will be embarking on another new career path come 2016.  I foresee 2016 is going to be another challenging year ahead but I am prepared to take it on.

This is to wish everyone a Happy New Year ahead.

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