My gallivanting isn’t about going around the globe and staying on the road hopping from one city to the other. It is about the things that I had set out to do and who I did them with.
I remember the first time I had a really long talk with myself. I was 26. I was working all the time and didn’t have anything else to look forward to other than going to work five days a week, pay the bills (I’m still paying bills) and coming home only to look forward to the next day— again.
At the time I haven’t played hockey in five years after uni graduation either. I thought it would distract me from focusing at work. I worried about not being able to balance the two. And I didn’t travel much either. Just one week a year.
In recognizing this issue I had, I’ve discovered facets of my personality that was neglected and was never attended to. I realized that I needed two things in life; an outlet to distress from work and to see things from different perspectives. And the only way for me to do that was to continue playing hockey and travel more.
This review will only highlight some of my happiest moments from the end of 2015, the whole of 2016, and 2017 up to now. Moments when I shut everything out. Or shall I say, moments when I was high on life?
Of course, we don’t photograph the dull moments! These photos won’t tell the whole story but, believe me, the two years have tested me in many ways and these photos are the outcome of it.
In Between Time Zones, Christmas & New Year – Melbourne Layover
Radical 4-Day Over The Weekend Trip With The Girls — And Guy – Phuket, Thailand.
Canadian Ice Hockey Experience, IOI City Mall – Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Bushwalking/Hiking Level 6 of Kanching Falls – Malaysia
Onward To The Mellow Island of Okinawa – Japan.
2016 IIHF Women’s Challenge Cup of Asia – Taiwan
The Beef Rendang That Kept On Cooking In Your Mouth – Eid
One Of Those Trips That Pays For My Other Trips – Johor Bahru
Searching For The Perfect Milk – Negeri Sembilan
2017 IIHF Challenge Cup Of Asia – Bangkok Thailand
If You Can’t Play Hockey, You Officiate At The Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games
Making My Way Down Under – Australia
Though there are many happy days in this review, there were much more difficult days in between. And I think everyone has to go through those difficult days in order to get to the good ones. I can safely say, 2016/2017 has been darling to me.
I haven’t got much else to say other than — I’m already planning on my next gallivanting escapade! Stay tuned. 😉
Hi I'm Yasmin! Exploring the world at my own pace and capturing experiences with my trusted camera, all while helping individuals and businesses grow their brand through content marketing.
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