Hello everyone! It’s been a few weeks since my last post. The silence here has hidden all the recent changes in my life … I’ve relocated from Singapore to Vancouver, Canada with a few weeks of traveling in between. Such a big change! From tropical heat to four seasons, chicken rice to poutine, beaches to mountains. No surprise there … the mountains are a recurring theme in my life. It’s good to see them out my window again.
I lived in Singapore for nearly four years and already I miss it. I loved it. It’s so hard to put it in perspective so soon, too hard to sum it up, to know what to say. I’ve tried to write this post for the past two months as the move — as life — has happened, wanting to let all of you know why my posts will soon be taking on a very different look. But I’ve been rendered speechless, writer’s block, a lover’s inability to articulate the feeling she’s feeling.
I’m just so grateful for what has been the most educational, enlightening and FUN four years of my entire life. When you arrive at a new place, you don’t know how you’re going to feel when you leave that place until time creates the story for you. Now I know my story of Singapore. I have another place in my heart, another place to call home.
So here I am in Vancouver, creating a new home with the excitement of having a blank canvas in front of me. Will I like it? Will I love it? Where will the journey take me? Who knows? Life changes course and all you can do is hang on as everything whirls around you like autumn leaves swept up by the wind. You can hide your face against the gust or you can face the sky with your eyes open and welcome whatever comes your way.
The sky is always more rewarding.
I’m volunteering at WordCamp Vancouver on Saturday, August 15th. I look forward to meeting fellow bloggers in the community and hearing some of the great speakers in the line-up. If you’re going, let me know. I’d love to meet you!
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know where I’ve been the past few weeks… Singapore > Lake Tahoe > London > Vancouver. Look me up and follow along! You can find me here.
Twitter. Yes, Twitter.
I’ve resisted this social media outlet for a long, long time. I prefer to communicate with more than 140 characters. But it’s time to jump in and start firing on all cylinders. Check my feed for bits and bobs of travel info and notifications of my latest posts.
A Shout Out From Lonely Planet
A huge THANK YOU to Lonely Planet for giving me a shout out! In April, they linked here to my blog and promoted one of my posts about Oman. It’s great encouragement to keep traveling and keep writing. And if you need travel advice, the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Forum is a great place to post a question and find some answers from Lonely Planet’s global community of travelers, including me.
Most importantly, thank YOU for reading, commenting and supporting me here in the blog world. It’s so rewarding to be part of such a smart, generous, thoughtful and motivated community that gets out, investigates and shares the world with the rest of the world. Near or far, travel on and don’t ever lose your insatiable curiosity to explore the world outside your front door.