Click here to see the complete report, but you can don’t bother, cos the report is not good.
I didn’t write many articles. There were no blog income. Traffic was also low on most days. I wrote anonymously and freely as I wanted a site to share ideas, release frustrations and generate ideas for me to think on my life.
I am grateful to the referrers that directed traffic to my blogs. Some of you were consistent readers of my blog, and posted comments that made me reflect. Thank you.
So my blog didn’t do well. But I am fine with it. I always enjoy reading all the other blogs more. I am normally silent but will comment when a topic calls out to me strongly.
On the financial front, my stock portfolio is down about 5%. It was positive at the start of the year but the sudden bear caught most of us. I added on more positions and am looking to buy more if the bear gets bigger.
This year, my portfolios generated 37k passive income, but 10k was a one time forex gain. My annual expenses was 27k and included the 4 holidays I took. I saved about 110k from my earned income.
I believe I will have more passive income next year as I added significantly into dividend counters over the last few months. I am looking at at least 30k for 2016. Hopefully it will be enough.
Relationships were “complicated”, and complicated is not good. I should be more decisive but it is tough. I dislike quarrels and hurting people; it probably stems from my family conflicts when I was growing up. I always seem to handle it wrongly. In 2015, my relationships is a thumbs down.
Health is good. I continue to exercise regularly and was seriously sick only once during June. But I had a health check result of higher than normal cholesterol and that worried me. In the last month, I have changed my diet, eating less meats and carbs. I am also drinking less coffee, trying to kick my caffeine addiction.
To me, being happy means having enough money, having good relationships and being healthy. I have to work harder to improve them, hopefully, it will make me a happier person.
I updated my message app status today. It reads: “一转眼时间, 已度过了前半生. 来年的未知和不确定因素太多. 我人生最大的变化, 也许就在下半身开始. 我没有太多的勇气, 只能尽量勇敢.”
2016 will be a year of reckoning for me. I have decided to throw caution to the wind. After being careful for so long, I feel the urge to be reckless, to plan less and to just see how life will treat me when I change my current constants.
I do not have too much courage, but I will try to be brave. I am hoping for a clear horizon, blue skies and a breath of fresh air.
2016, here I come.