We are past half of 2014 and it has been a while since I last updated this blog. As I grow less hair, my body is now more susceptible to wear and tear. Last month, when I was on a business trip, I pulled by posterior cruciate ligament i.e. the ligament behind my knee while lifting up a heavy luggage bag at an awkward angle. That took me some time to recover before I strained the ligament again during a ball game.
Really once one is past 40, one has to be more conscientious about healthy living and exercise because the recovery of any injury takes longer than when one was younger.
In terms of my journey towards financial freedom, savings from earned income continue to be the main source of my investible savings so I am on track to my targets. Work-wise, it got busy for the first half of the year and looks set to continue. I am happy with the challenges as they are still manageable and allows me to achieve certain “flow” in my work where the tasks and activities engage me pretty much and time flies.
There has been a change in the big boss at my workplace so we are still figuring out the optimal working arrangements. In the meantime, more time is spent bringing the big boss up to speed about the key areas of my area of responsibility within the organisation. It is interesting to note that the big boss is my age but is already the CEO.
Such things hardly faze me nowadays as I had encountered people who were in senior leadership positions even at age of 30+ early on in my career.
The markets seems high to be as equity markets have reached the peak since the 2008 crisis. I am still about 52% invested (22% fixed income, 30% equities) and 48% in cash and cash equivalents.
It will be the second half of 2014 soon and at the rate that the days go by, very soon 2015 will beckon as well.
Be well and prosper.