There was a time I thought I liked to go out drinking just let loose and have fun?
Where did those days go?
Recently I had a choice to go between a workshop and going drinking out with friends. I chose the workshop. Maybe other people my age would slap me in the face for being a workoholic. How can i say ‘no’ to a learning opportunity? Maybe it’s my mindset of CANI Constant And Never ending Improvement. But I can learn while i drink right? Am I holding on too long to the dream? Are there times where i can just relax?
It seems like my expat friends hold very different lives than me. There are no shortages of parties and excursions (and money) for them. Every night seems like a wild night. Wild means fun? means memorable? was it an experience worth having?
I have another choice to go to Bintan or attend a 2 day Toastmasters workshop? To me, I put my existing commitments first, which is toastmasters. I can learn there, network and have fun there. But going to Bintan offers me something else: release. I would be doing something out of the usual for me. Wouldn’t that be so exciting?
At the beginning of the year I promised myself I would go travelling more often with friends rather than focus on work 24/7. I am passionate about what I do, and don’t mind spending the extra hours. I also believe in work/life balance. Can I be passionate about something that I can put it on hold so I can rest? ‘ Should be. But there’s always the guild of not improving fast enough. Patience.
I’m thinking of the people I hang around. These people affect how I spend my free time and how i set my priorities.
Mostly Singaporean. Young. Mid-20’s to early 30’s. Ambitious. Self Improvement junkies. Sticks with their own small group.
Gosh this is me. This is what I’ve become. This is the cycle. Is the focus or complacency?
maybe for things to become exciting for me, I need to do things differently more often.
Go clubbing, go to bars, travel, meet new people, get a GF…what is it I need?
Wheres the excitement? Where’s the challenge? Where are u? Bring it on! I’m looking for u.
This concludes my orderly randomness.