The past 10 days have been tough. News of my sister in law's pregnancy nearly broke me. My parents can't understand why I am so upset. It's hard to explain. The timing, with the most recent pregnancy loss just a week before, and the harsh reminder of the losses that have gone before that whilst … Continue reading Moving
I've been working in Tokyo most of the past 3 weeks. Only one of those weeks was planned and the two other visits were last minute trips. By the third visit I felt totally frazzled and burnt out. A combination of overnight flights (it's 7 hours from Singapore to Tokyo), 80 hour work weeks, a … Continue reading Pause
It's officially spring in the Northern hemisphere. My favourite time of year, although living in Singapore there is hardly any variation in weather all year round. Spring is a time for fresh starts, new beginnings, and spring cleaning! The day of my most recent miscarriage I deleted Facebook from my phone. I couldn't bear the … Continue reading Streamlining
It's a sunny Sunday afternoon here in Singapore. I've had my best weekend since the miscarriage. An influx of visitors from overseas have forced me out of the apartment. And what felt originally like faking it turned out to be quite fun. It felt good to catch up with old friends and colleagues, none of … Continue reading Singapore Self-Care
This cycle is officially underway! Did my first injection of 300iu Gonal-F last night! The novelty will wear off but I was pretty excited to be back in the swing of things. It feels good to be doing something rather than waiting. The Gonal-F will stimulate my follicules to produce and mature eggs. I'll be … Continue reading Here we go!
Welcome to 2019! Woke up on a camp bed in a room with my parents in Hoi An, Vietnam. Not quite where I expected to be, but a pretty good place to be nonetheless. Ate a cracking breakfast of Vietnamese coffee, tropical fruit and Cao Lau noodles then went for a bike ride through the … Continue reading 2019. Bring it on!
Last week I was at a conference in Vancouver. Our Global CEO was there too. We had a meeting about some work matters. At the end he told me he wanted to talk about something personal. He told me he knows about my personal situation and wanted to let me know he's there if I … Continue reading Accidentally telling the boss!
I'm getting my zen on (despite the setback with the blood tests). It is one of my favourite times of year in Japan, blue skies, crispy mornings and autumn leaves. Check out the Gingko trees in Tokyo yesterday.
What is it about flying that turns me in to a blubbering wreck as soon as we reach cruising altitude? The cheesiest of inflight movies has me sobbing. I used to think it was the copious red wine I drank pre-flight, but I've cut that out and am still an emotional wreck! Perhaps it's the … Continue reading Tears at 40,000 feet
I'm on a last minute trip to Ubud, Bali. My friend J, former accountant now digital nomad, is staying here. One thing I love about being based in Singapore is having Asia on the doorstep. I took an early flight and spent the day working from a cafe overlooking the rice terraces. Couldn't ask for … Continue reading Breathe