Happy New Year, everyone! May 2016 bring you lots of love, health, happiness and success!

I always like making New Year’s resolutions and actually write them down on paper so I can go back to the list every now and then as a reminder. But what I find myself doing most of the time when December comes along is I transfer most of my goals onto the following year’s resolution list! So this year, instead of listing my resolutions in my best handwriting, I have decided to simply live by the motto, “Just do it.” If on any day, something sparks and I want to do or try something, I should just go for it and work my way towards it – just like how I decided to study abroad in Japan one week before the application deadline, how I changed my career after six years in the Finance field, how I woke up one morning and had a strong urge to do the Trans-Siberian Railway trip this summer and now how I decided to start a blog! Sometimes the last minute “go for it and plan/worry later” decisions are the best ones and are the life-changing ones. Instead of just sitting and thinking about pursuing something, we should just get up and get going, because if we don’t, nothing is going to happen. And most importantly, I always remind myself this – We only live once!

I am starting the new year with this blogging project of mine, something that I have been thinking of doing for years. To make it extra special, I am launching it on New Year’s Day! Just so that I don’t give up along the way, I am making a commitment of publishing a post every Monday. Now that I have announced it, it will motivate me to work hard towards accomplishing this goal.

What do you wish to accomplish this year? Or what have you been wanting to do but have been putting off or procrastinating on? I would love to hear from you.

Let’s start the year strong!

Author: Pearl

I have always loved traveling but did not venture out on my own until I was in my mid-20s. After my first solo adventure to Vietnam, I have fallen in love with the freedom and exhilaration of traveling alone. I would like to use this blog to document my travels and record memorable stories I do not want to forget. It will be a platform to share useful information and hear about others' experiences and thoughts, not necessarily about travels but also on life in general. Live a simple and meaningful life, enjoy learning along the way, travel the world and explore the unknown!

10 thoughts on “OFF TO A GOOD START”

  1. YAY!!!! I am super excited to see all of the traveling you do!! My motto for this year is to live like an Eagle and not a Chicken. At the end of my 0-3 Montessori training we heard a story about how an eagle was born in a chicken coop and grew up and acted like a chicken and it took a lot of tries and encouragement to get the eagle to leave and act like an eagle. I have met many wonderful people ind 2015 and was faced with many interesting choices some difficult some exciting. I want to take this year and really spread my eagle wings and do all the things I have always been afraid of.

  2. WOW! Congratulations on the launch of your new blog! Your travels and advices are both uplifting and inspiring…You’ve motivated me to seize every opportunity and moments in life…and if it’s not there, create it and make it myself! Own it, Just do it! ?

  3. 正如中国的一句古话所说:“读万卷书,不如行万里路。”It is better to travel ten thousand miles than to read ten thousand books.
    You did it! So proud of you! I really enjoyed reading your travel journey.

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