Considering how our daily routines have changed, what has been the most important lesson you’ve learned throughout the year?
January So: First, it’s to not blindly chase after every goal you set for yourself, or become myopically focused on outcomes. Second, it’s to be present in every moment because that’s how you experience the joys in life without feeling the need to attach to worldly pursuits and achievements.
Aaron Chin: The one thing I realised is how little we actually need to sustain ourselves and find lasting joy. One doesn’t need an overabundance of material wealth to live a good life and in fact, I find that the more possessions you have, the more it weighs you down when pursuing a harmonious life.
How has working from home been for the both of you?
AC & JS: The concept of ‘work-life balance’ never really worked for us because by setting hard boundaries, we felt like it created an artificial separation between work and life. Surprisingly, we discovered that we have more time for work and for ourselves. The pandemic showed us the need to replace it with a more integrated, meaningful approach. It’s been incredible so far, and who would’ve thought our furkids would make such exceptional colleagues?