I guess my subject title sums up the year for me – or perhaps for ‘flyhoneystars.com’ my travel blog/website/whatever you can call it.
It had been a really messy year for me – One of the messiest year I had in terms of managing my own expectations, emotions and practically everything – and yes I am aware but I couldn’t do anything about it. If there’s one thing that I want to remind myself next year (2019), it would be that I shouldn’t repeat my laziness and procrastination of 2018 because this was nowhere near what I wanted myself to be but oh wells, let’s look ahead.
Similar to my yearly ‘reflection’ posts, let’s have a count on the number of trips/days away from home I had in 2018. (Google Trips App is pretty useful in walking down this memory lane)
- 4D3N Tokyo
- 4D3N Hong Kong
- 18D17N South Africa
- 7D6N South Korea
- 2D1N Malacca
- 4D3N Bali
2018: 33 Nights away
2017: 42 Nights away
2016: 38 Nights away
Maybe next year will get better! Let me target to exceed the 33 nights away from home ^^
Anyway, 2018 is really a pretty dry year for me because I didn’t get to go on any media trips due to fewer invitations + inability to apply for last-minute leave due to work commitments. Can’t complain as there are pros and cons to holding a proper full-time job. It’s not easy to walk away from stable income but let’s see what 2019 entails.
For 2018, I think I still managed to break even on my web host/domain fees. I’m forever thankful for the readers that clicked on my ads and affiliate links. This was an area which I wanted to optimize a lot more but I guess it has been pushed to 2019 plans (2018 – the year of procrastination).
Plans for 2019
- In 2019, I hope to travel beyond my comfort zones (Japan/Korea/Hong Kong).
I’m thinking of NZ + Polynesian islands, Hawaii, Guam, Canada, Greece? It’s wishful dreaming for some locations but guess what; dreams are free =D
- I hope to write more – be it a travelogue, day to day random musings or on my favourite drama filming locations. Writing kind of trains me to be disciplined and focus – something I somehow have forgotten as I age.
- Learn something useful
- Figure out what I want to achieve for 2020
[alright; i tried very hard to think of something more to write but i can’t seem to continue. i guess this was how boring my 2018 was]
Looking forward to a more fruitful and exciting 2019~ i’m sure it will be.
Thanks for reading 😀