I’ve been busy

Several months has since passed since my last update. The pandemic has pretty much upended most of the things we know but life has to go on. Many of us are doing the best we can.

As for me, I’ve spent most of my time working away and I am happy most of the time.

And if you are wondering whether I still write… well… wonder no more. Lately, I’ve been more focus on writing technical stuff and I have just put up a new article describing an IoT project that I’ve been working on for the past month or so. You can read that here.

I have also gone deeper into playing with LEGO. I just got myself a Mindstorms Robot Inventor set recently for SG$500 and I would love to get started building my own robots or machines to make my life simpler.

No…I’m not dead yet

You may be wondering where did I go as this blog hasn’t seen any major update for months.

Well, as the title stated, I’m not dead yet. For the past few months, I’ve been busy with my day job as a software engineer. Whatever free time that I managed to get have been spent on watching YouTube, reading books and Netflix. And I have recently added Prime Video.

What about my writing?

I’m still doing it but not with the same intensity or enjoyment as before. And instead of original contents, I have been doing curations in the form rewriting news that I’m interested in for my other blogs.

Now I wonder… is rewriting news even considered as writing?

It is time for a reboot

I have not been actively writing content for this particular blog.

Over the past few days, I came to the realisation that my perspective related to writing and approach to my personal brand in general have changed. Now, I believe I should probably have multiple specialised blogs instead of having one blog for everything.

Yes, it will take more effort for me to maintain and write content for multiple blogs. But, the advantage is that I can focus better on crafting contents that are more suitable for a particular blog and better serve the needs of my readers.

Therefore, I shall spend the next few days cleaning up this blog. My intention for this blog going forward is that it shall contain only contents related to writing, fiction and poems. Mental health related stories will go to their respective blog, one that I will launch soon. The same thing happened to articles related to environment and technology. I have created blogs for those topics.

Year 2020: New Beginnings

The time is 2357hrs on Jan 1, 2020 when I started writing this entry and by the time I post it, it will be the 2nd day of the new year.

I don’t have any new year resolution, nor will I define one for the rest of the year.

But there will be a few things that I want to focus on.

I will be a better writer than I was in 2019.

I will be a better software developer than I was in 2019

I will work on my confidence and self-esteem issues and be a better version of me in 2020.

And I have no doubt there will be a ton of setbacks and growing pains.

But I will keep fighting on, to live a life that I want and be able to tell my 80 year old self I have no regrets.

What are you?

In your professional life, are you a creator, a robot or somewhere in between?

Your answer reflects your attitude towards work. Therefore, it makes perfect sense for you to be getting the kind of salary you are getting.

If you don’t like what you are making in terms of income, why aren’t you changing your answer?

In your personal life, do you feel like you are a giver, receiver or somewhere in between?

Your answer reflects your attitude towards life in general. If you find that you are not feeling fulfilled, then maybe it’s time you review your mindset and change.