- PJManning ☕️🏄🏻♂️👨💻🍷✈️
- June '23
Singapore and Settlin' (not in Singapore)
Made another trip to Singapore and back to Bali for a grueling month of work 😰
Here's what's been going on...
Made the DOPEST desk setup 🖥️
Enjoyed some local events 🎉
Launched a work and personal project 👨💻
The new setup is 🔥
CURRENTLY IN EAST COAST, BALI
So we’ve finally settled. Honestly - it feels weird for me… as my Nana always said, “you never stay in one spot to get your feet wet”.
And I realize why…
It’s so easy to get into bad habits or routines - if you don’t reset they can last for weeks, months, years, decades… even a lifetime 😳 💀
That’s what I think happens to a lot of people that never leave their hometown. And there’s no where guarded from this. Everywhere on this planet is in a bubble - I think you need to get out every once in awhile to grab a fresh perspective and reset.
For me - I’ve always found it rejuvenating to travel every 2-4 months. It’s usually the time when I start to get into “boring” routines. Boring = lazy and just by a change of scenery it keeps my mind and body fresh.
So we went to Singapore in the beginning of June and visited some new areas of the city whilst doing a little shopping for the new house. After being booshie for a weekend, we came back and created my favorite desk setup of my life (a bonus of staying in one place for a long time - buying thiiiings).
After spending too much money on the house - we went to a lokal festival on the beach and the following weekend to the Ubud Food Festival. Another bonus of settling is becoming part of a community.
Surf’s been a bit crowded at Keramas even though it’s not the “season” for the east coast of Bali - so I’ve only been grabbing a few waves here and there when I can get around work. The hours are killing me and I’m yearning to get back into a daily surf routine…. just ordered a new board tho so that’s exciting.
Bussorah Street in Singapore
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This past month was absolutely bruuuutal.
I haven’t taken a day off work (my company only gives 10 days per year). And we were required to launch a new product by the end of the month. We got there - but it wasn’t without complete burnout. Need a vacay soon.
The product took 16 people and 6 months 🤑…really could’ve been done with 3 people in 2 months with proper tooling if you ask me.
I’m working on one personal project I’ll be (re)launching this month, but in the meantime I did finished a side-project that VueSchool required to get into their freelance program. Built with strict guidelines in a work week. You can check it out below…