I would like to wish one and all a Merry Christmas 2013 and a Happy New Year 2014!
I have stopped regular updates to this blog partly because I feel less of the need to share about my journey towards financial freedom. In terms of passive income, over these last few years, I have learnt more about what it is and how to go about achieving it.
However, from my own analysis of our worksheet tracking my earned and passive income and matching it against my expenses, I realise that it is still savings from earned income rather than passive income from investments that contribute the most to helping me reach my investible networth target.
I now am more concerned about quality of life issues and also taking care of my health. In that regard, I am pleased to share to my jogging and brisk walking is more frequently (average of twice a week and on good weeks up to three times a week) and I am managing my stressors in life better although I still get unhappy now and then but I’ve learnt to let go more and see the bigger picture in life.
I also want to develop myself more in the area of foreign language learning as well as growing my career skills and domain expertise with each new area that I explore in my own work as an internal auditor.
I look back at 2013 as a decent year from a career and investing perspective although there are a couple of mini black swans that have occurred which I am still managing it one day at a time.
One practice that I believe has helped me this year is a written journal that I pen down my thoughts, feelings and reflections about the week that has gone by. It has become an enjoyable regular weekend habit that I have grown to look forward to as it provides a form of inexpensive therapy while also helping me to focus on the bigger goals in life.
I wish all of you a wonderful 2014 ahead whilst you reflect on your own achievements and growth in 2013.
Be well and prosper.