2020 Goodbye Reflections
I usually end off the year with a post looking back at the key events and milestones in my life. In 2019 I posted it on my Instagram, but since I've created my own page, this would definitely be much better.
2020 was an interesting year. It started off rough with a huge mess in almost every aspect with my life. Work was in a mess, love life was too. But all in all, I learnt to be brave and have courage to move away from people and situations that take advantage of me.
A shocking realisation on how people can take advantage of others without any form of guilt or morals. I learnt that there are just some people who are plain rotten, and can't be saved. Those who know, this person is really a joke. It is a story to tell in person.
I was sabotaged by a supplier and had to go to great lengths and countries to complete an order. I was in dangerous situations where I feared for my life. Even though this story had a brilliant ending, I unknowingly developed some anxiety and ptsd issues when I returned to Singapore. I'm fine now, in fact way better than before after I overcame that. I became empowered and I no longer fear anything.
Cutting out a group my friends from my life was a painful thing. This is a story I'm not yet ready to share, but those close around me will know how shitty it was. I now understand the difference between true friends and wine and dine friends. Actually worse, those that stab you in the back while you're going out of your way using all your network to help them find help. They eventually apologized but really, what's the point? I'm glad it's over, better now than later.
Now the Goods!
Since 2019 was the year I went around gaining trusted suppliers, 2020 was the year I settled and build my network in Singapore. I really love how my work gives me a unique identity that allow me to network with literally everyone. This year I got to meet and partner with other jewellers, and be friends with a group of older established ladies that inspire me. Through them, I got to be featured in a magazine! It's the February edition of 2021 so I'll post about it later on.
I also got to meet some really amazing and kind people that I can now call my close friends! We do weird things like rear lizards and catch caterpillars. Just my kind of thing. Another group..... incubating chicken eggs. Fun times. In terms of business, Covid actually made my business to boom. Revenue went up 3 times this year and I hired my first full-time staff. Interpersonally, through all these events, I have a better idea of what I want to do in future when I grow up. I can't say much (its a secret!) other than it motivates me to work harder. The last few years I scattered many dots around in different aspects of my life, this year I connected them! So I'm pretty happy and in a really good place.
I love my life, the people around me, and the work I do. There's really nothing more that I can ask for, but so much to look forward to! In some sense, I'm living the life I wanted.
Lastly - my new project! With my friends, I'm starting a Social Enterprise. I will post more about it when we've finalised these ideas. It'll be under the Philanthropy tab on the main page. But I'm super super excited!
2021 will be a year that I start to reap what I have been sowing. Looking forward!