I have decided to reopen my blog after a year's absence. 2015 has flown by in a blink of an eye and just like each passing year, I'm amazed at how much has happened within the swift 365 days. I was reminded of so many amazing memories as i was scrolling through my photo albums. The laughter, the moments, the pain, the happiness, it just left with so many thoughts and indescribably intense emotions towards all that has happened.
" Happiness is a state of mind, a choice, one can find it through any means and almost in any situation. Contentment, on the other hand, is a whole new and different ball game; it is finding that balance between being in the constant pursuit of things and embracing that mental state of satisfaction."
Psychology says, always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to help you grow. I decided to call it quits on my three-and-a-half-year relationship. I have learnt to let go of the things that is beyond my control. You know, live and let live. I have been constantly telling myself that, follow my heart and go where life takes me, if it's meant to be, it will be.
Moving to a new country again, probably the biggest highlight of my year; my second time moving abroad. Australia has always been my favourite country. That said, my default answer is always Australia. No idea why, perhaps love at first sight. I was feeling wildly excited but afraid at the same time. Having fear of starting a new life again in a new environment and a new country, having fear of being alone. I was scared but i took the next step anyway. I made the choice and i have no regrets. Im glad i did and it's great.
The year ended on a high with a trip to Taiwan in the company of my favourite people and i would not have wished for it to end it any other way. Snowfalls, mountains, hot-spring, new-year-eve countdown, sunrise/sunset, sea of clouds - i got it all once. I'm still in absolute awe that i witnessed the most amazing sunrise have ever seen in my life.
In 2015, i grew up and i learnt from past experiences, be it good or bad. I'm blessed for how i grew, for the love i knew, for the very fact that i did live through those painful times. There will always be ups and downs in life, but ultimately, that's what makes each of us who we are. From good things, i learn to be a thankful person. From bad things, i learn to be a strong person.
I'm truly blessed to have so many great things in my life - family & friends. Thank you for loving me entirely and sharing your lives with me. Xx
Here's some photos from my past five months spent in Melbourne!
Taken at: Hosier Lane Street Art; Royal Arcade; Westgate Park; Victoria Harbour, Docklands; Mt Dandenong Ranges; Royal Exhibition Building; Shrine of Remembrance; Fitzroy Gardens; Rankins Lane,Melbourne.