2016 flew by so fast, and I have caught myself remarking at how fast the year passed multiple times over the course of the year. I’m not too sure if it was a good or a bad thing (that it flew by fast), but it was definitely a year for lessons and growth, lessons that I hope to carry into the new year.
I’ve started this year so far so good. Mostly spending it with Imran and my family – I cooked fried beehoon for my family yesterday, and it felt so good because I haven’t been cooking the past few months due to work, and cooking has always been my go-to happy place, I love eating healthy home-cooked food, and seeing my dad and brother happy with a good hearty meal. I’ve also spent the past few days with people that matter: as your circle of friends grow smaller with each passing year, I’ve learned (and am still learning, to be honest) to surround myself with people that will make me a better me. People who are truly and genuinely happy for you, and people who will stick by you and support you no matter what.
Besides prioritising my relationships and being-at-home time, I feel an immense pressure to focus on the blog and to make it better. Don’t get me wrong, pressure has always driven me, and is what I feel motivates me to produce better stronger content. So pressure is good! Over the past year, I’ve expanded the dreachong team to include lovely and hardworking staff: my Graphic Designer/ Assistant Elsie, Videographer Alicia, and recently, Editorial Intern, Puay Fang. The goal is to grow the dreachong community to include categories that are more than just style, beauty, and travel. We want to talk about a wider range of content: from sharing recipes, fitness tips and tricks, spots in Singapore that are worth checking out, to DIY ideas, home décor, and personal sharing pieces like this. All with a dreachong take and flare to it, of course. We will also be revamping the website within the next couple of weeks, and I can’t wait to unveil that. If you have any thoughts and suggestions on what we can write or put up, feel free to leave a comment behind. In 2017, I hope to speak to you guys more personally and intimately through posts like this, and it would mean the world to receive some love back too! (:
My other goals for the year: 1) Hit the gym and exercise more, I know, so cliché, but really, I find myself needing it what with the reduced metabolism and regular fatigueness I’ve been experiencing. Some exercise should do me some good. 2) Collaborate collaborate collaborate! I am looking forward to exciting collaborations with fellow bloggers, creatives, and brands, some of which are already in the works. If you have a collaboration idea in mind, holla at me at firstname.lastname@example.org x
And that’s all from me for now, and before we next meet like this, here’s wishing you a wonderful and amazing 2017 ahead.