Happy New Year & Happy Updates!

Okay, this is wayyyyy long overdue, and some of you have decided that I am kidnapped by Martians and probably enjoying life on Mars, skinny dipping into a pool of lava and sipping down cocktails. Unfortunately, no. I’m still residing on Earth, but I have HUGE updates for all of you.

Repatriation

First one up – I am back home in Singapore! We shifted everything home from Kuala Lumpur – the furniture, the clothes, the kids and, of course, our cats. Spend massive money to move all of them in April. It took a toll on my mental health with the craziness of logistics and major homesickness about missing Malaysia.

With the pandemic with the closed travel borders meaning no visits from our parents, we decided that it was a clear indication that we should move back. At least to provide a childhood for our children with grandparents and relatives. Plus, education for Audrey, my 5 year old, is much better in Singapore at an affordable cost and with more choices.

Suppose you asked me if I will ever uproot and relocate again in the future. I will if the location is right for us. Living overseas has taught me to appreciate different cultures, embrace differences and be more humble (and less self-entitled). I will elaborate in my future posts on why I felt this way.

Entrepreneurship

When one door closes, others will open wide. I have always emphasised that opportunities are not limitless. You just have to open your eyes to hidden opportunities. I had 3 different offers to start my own business. I choose to go with the one that will reward me with challenges in an industry that I am unfamiliar with, yet my skills are sought after.

I am now a co-partner in a personal branding company that helps real estate professionals to brand themselves instead of relying on flyers (go green!) and advertisements (hard sell!). The goal is to help them reach a wider audience, leveraging their network and gaining the spotlight of being a property expert.

In my early 40s, I no longer had the physical endurance to work more than 60 hours a week, but I made up with my tenacity to persevere, be humble, learn new skills from scratch, and open my mind to listen to feedback.

I am proud to say that the company is on track with growth; we are now overwhelmed with clients and fully booked until March this year.

My Book

I know many of you can’t wait for my book to be ready. It is out now! In short, it is a guidebook based on my journey to empower myself financially and career-wise through freelancing. To learn more about what my book is about, please go here. Meanwhile, I appreciate any feedback, review or comment on my first book.

If you love to review my book on your website, I’d love to hear from you! to give you a free copy to review.

If you know anyone who will benefit from my book, whether it is a charity that works with women and mothers or you personally know someone who will need but can’t afford my book, I am delighted to work something out with them. Just email me at kally@middleme.net, and I’ll get back to you.

Thank you so much for all the support, encouragement and love you have given MiddleMe and me. I’m truly blessed to be able to do what I love, surrounded by so much care in the world.

Until I hear from you, take care and have a blessed holiday and a wonderful brand-new 2023! Everything gets better, for sure!

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💜 In a word, absolutely brilliant Kally; wait that’s two words and a writers creative licence and artistic integrity…ergo, I am mega pleased for you and your family; so looking forward to Hearing what Happens NOW!!!

    nisi mortuus nec neque nolite vicit 🤭🤫🤐

    …💛💚💙…

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  2. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and an amazing 2023, Kally 🥳🎉🥂🍾🎇🥳

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  3. Congratulations to you on all of your successes. Happy New Year.

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  4. Welcome home and wish you a wonderful new year!

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  5. reneadu says:

    Happy New year 🎉 ✨ 💛 🤗

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  6. How exciting! You are inspiring.

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  7. C.A. Post says:

    HaPpY nEw YeAr 🥳, Kally, to you and all your family!
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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  8. OMG ! You have been busy too, indeed! Congratulations on all the achievements, dear Kally. And hey, of course I would LOVE to review the book. Big hugs and all the best for 2023, for your hubby, sweet girls and you! XxX

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  9. Jennie says:

    Happy New Year, Kally! How wonderful to move back and be surrounded by family. As busy and crazy as a move always is, it’s worth it. Best to you in your new business venture. Here’s to 2023!

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  10. Happy New Year Kally, and congratulations my dear. 🥳🥂😘 So very happy for you and wishing you every bit of success with all of your endeavors even in the midst of your relocation. Cheers! 🤩🎉🥳💖😍

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  11. Ultra says:

    Happy New Year!

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  12. Lisa V says:

    Happy New Year! Congratulations on the book! I like the title you decided on. Best of luck!

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  13. utesmile says:

    What changes you made. Wonderful and you are happy back home and jobwise happy. You are an amazing lady. Wishing you the very best for the coming adventures with your family and yourself.
    A fantastic 2023 is coming your way!
    Much love Ute

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  14. Willow Croft says:

    Cheers to a great 2023 for you!

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  15. msw blog says:

    I can’t believe Audrey is 5. Where has time gone? I await a new post on your new business venture.

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  16. Wow, what an exciting update. Wishing you a great 2023!

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  17. Congratulations for your book! Compliments to be back home!
    You must be proud of yourself 🙂
    Well deserved Super-Mum ❤
    Happy Really New Year!
    Sid

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  18. Paola says:

    Dear, dear Kally, congratulations for the new job, for moving back home, for the book (I just bought it on Amazon, Kindle version) and for your enthusiasm. During my working life I changed six different towns, with two kids, (never abroad, honestly) and, as you write, I learnt new skills and open my mind. All the best to you! Paola

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  19. Congratulations on your new venture and Happy 2023!

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  20. Happy New Year, and congratulations!

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  21. Dave says:

    Happy New Year Kally! 🎉 All the best for 2023 🎊

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