It's a belated Happy 2019! :D
I started this post in January 2019 and as usual, my poor time management got in the way..sigh, Nevertheless, better late than never! It's now 3rd week of March, I hope everyone has a happy start this year. I always like looking back the year that was. It reminds me of what has been and how far I have become. Somehow, it gives me comfort whenever I feel frustrated or lacking.
We are still adjusting with our life here, but Melbourne has truly become a home. My daughter really loved it here.
My Mom enjoying an afternoon at the beach...
This is one of the most stunning cable ride I was ever on. Mornington Peninsula is really one of the places I love so much here in Melbourne. It is also where my bf took me on our first date. It's like 1.5 hrs. drive from Melbourne and we drove up a winding road to Arthur's seat. My heart just melted seeing this stunning view.
View at the clifftop pool of Peninsula Hot Spring...another fave of ours...
Christmas at Federation Square...
After the cable ride, me and my friends visiting from Sydney had picnic at a beach in Mornington Peninsula...
We had a mini Christmas party at home... :)
It was a relief to finish this major project of ours. My Garment Construction class has finished for good and I now relish extra time in my hands. I still have a loooot of things I wanna do but again, I'm having a hard time with time management. I am a bit glad though that I dont have night classes to go to anymore. My body is like recovering from the hustle and bustle I did last year... :))
Well, these are random moments in my 2018 but they certainly sparked joy. This 2019 I am trying to step back and assess what I truly want in life. My main goal is to discover my passion if ever there is one. I was so overwhelmed with what I think I want and need last yr, that it made me tired, stressed and a bit depressed. I am very grateful with everything I have and everything that happened my way, but the feeling that something is missing won't go away. Every moment felt like I am just going with the flow.... waking and moving (esp. going to work), just to survive. This year I want to take all the control back. I started reconnecting with some of the things I love, like reading... I realised how much books calm me. I enjoy every moment of it and it lessens my anxiety. I would also like to go back to my another hobby which is photography, I hope I could do it soon. I may not be able to travel for now but I know Melbourne has a lot of wonderful places to offer!
2019 will be about going back to the things I love before. I still don't know what I wanna do but going back to the stuff I love to do would be a start.
I am a Filipina, formerly based in Singapore and is now living permanently in Melbourne. Yet, I am really a global citizen at heart. :)