Woo hoooo! Time to sound the trumpets! Haha, I’m sure you can feel my excitement.
Not so much because I’ve finally moved on from the old blog and don’t have to worry about blogger disappearing from the internet.
But I’m pleased as punch because I have OVERCOME my greatest fear!
I have always avoided anything IT related because I got stuck at every turn. Thanks to the circuit breaker, I decided to face it square on, and realised the internet is so useful. It allows us to communicate and learn from anyone anywhere in the world and there is a youtube video for almost anything! You just need a lot of time and patience to follow the instructions step by step.
And VIOLA! I designed this entire blog ALL BY MYSELF! *clap clap* thank you, thank you. My teens are so proud of me.
I didn’t even notice how out-dated my old blog was until I looked around at the new designs! Ignorance is bliss 😉
It took me 2 whole weeks, but it taught me that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE if you put your mind to it.
So that’s how I celebrated the lovely milestone of turning 45 on a high note.
I accomplished a ginormous task I never thought possible, and that felt really awesome! And thanks to the opening of Phase 2, I enjoyed a day of pampering and celebrations with my closest. Simply fabulous.
Believe that anything is possible, and nothing can hold you back.
I have reached a point where I can live my days with calm and peace, not because I have nothing to worry about, but because I can choose how I want to respond. Instead of focusing on problems or negativity, keep your chin up and keep persevering.
Times are hard, and it is not easy to sustain a business right now, but we have worked so tirelessly and dedicated the past few years to building this dream, we just have to do what it takes to ride through the next 6 months before things stabilise. I’m extremely grateful for our team who have stuck with us through all the teething issues young companies face, and together we will overcome this crisis.
With our calendars wiped clean the past 2 months, and being home 24/7 with the family, I am going to be careful what I start letting in to my days.
It is all too easy to slide into filling our lives with too much, thinking that it is important, when it truly is not.
#4 had just turned 16 and having a bit of calm after going through the most harrowing teenage years with the 4 girls, and Kate being a matured little 7 year-old sweetheart, I wish I could say that my job is almost done.
However, my greatest worry right now is my son. He is right smack in the teenage phase, and it is a very precarious time. Many have warned me, and now I’m experiencing it. The mumbled one word replies, and addiction to their online games. Very worrisome, and no easy answer. They are not children anymore and you can’t just confiscate their gadgets without starting a rebellion. Deep breath. A whole new phase for us to learn how to parent a teenage boy.
I’ve been asked to compile my advice into a book so that it is easier to access than scrolling through my past posts, and I have started on my first book during the quiet months of the circuit breaker. Hopefully I can find time to complete it before the end of the year. That would be exciting!
Thank you for staying with me over the years and accompanying us on our journey. My wish for my dear readers is that all good things will come your way!
Michelle Choy is an Occupational Therapist by day and mum of 6 by night. Besides the already very demanding job of managing 5 teenagers and one 7-turning-17 tween, she is also Founder of The Little Executive, a nurturing centre to develop children in areas like resilience and executive function, to survive today’s volatile world. She also makes time to volunteer with children and the elderly in her community.