Here we are, at the end of the year. Just like last year, we like to look back and see what we’ve done throughout the year. What gone wrong, what gone unexpectedly well. 2016 has been an awesome year for us. It’s a crazy one, to be honest.
When we first heard the word “Chiang Mai”, we thought it’s somewhere in China or Vietnam. But later we found that it’s actually a small beautiful city in Northern Thailand. We figured out that the city is actually quite popular among digital nomads, but not quite as famous among Indonesian. That’s why we never heard much about it. In fact, we never heard about it before pergidulu invited us to go along with them. “It’s a beautiful city! You’ll be productive working there and you’ll love it”, they said.
Years ago, we decided to apply for an internship program in Bali. It was our third year of uni and we thought, why now try somewhere fun? It doesn’t have to be a big giant sparkly company, we just wanted to experience what it feels like to be working at the office while still enjoying the city. Jakarta was obviously not on our list. We thought about Bali and luckily, both of us were accepted by the same company. We couldn’t believe our luck!
Since we moved back to Jambi about a year ago, things have gotten a bit slower for us. It feels like we have all the time to enjoy ourselves and to enjoy what life gives us. None of us do the 8 to 5 office work now, so we do things we want the way we want anytime we want. We read more books, eat healthy food more often, go to the movies, and yeah, we appreciate each other better. Life feels great this way.