This is the 55th journal since I commenced writing in June 2020, some 2 years ago. Time flies and this is a good point in time to consolidate all preceding journals to form an e-book, which I’ll publish.
Our journey, through these journals, were unscripted but with two objectives in mind:
“You see, I have two young children and they are estranged from me. We live in the same home, but they are currently on non-speaking terms with me as I go through a divorce.
“With the estrangement from my children, my journals are a way for me to convey, now and in future years, what I had hoped to have discussed with them. It is all about investments (I make), life’s lessons, and for them, hopefully, to get to know their father a bit better.” – Journal #3, 6 July 2020
Looking back and rereading my journals, I think we certainly have achieved a lot over two years. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you put your mind to it, apply the right resources and have some patience and persistence.
From time-to-time, it is important to look backwards, as we have done above, to reflect on, and assess our progress. It is equally important to look forward to our future priorities. In my case, there are 3 areas of focus for me. They are:
Writing forms the basis of quiet, and enjoyable (especially with a whisky and cigar in hand), thinking time to shape and test content before the pen’s ink hits the paper. Importantly, it makes me accountable not only to myself but also to you, my readers. You are motivators and gate-keepers in helping me build and maintain a highly profitable investment portfolio (refer J#1). Lots of good things happen when you write!
Until my next journal, and as they say—onwards and upwards on our journey ahead.
Whilst this is the concluding journal to the e-book, it is not the end of our journey. Your Father is not giving give up on us (sic: not just “you”). It is important to trust the process in this long-term journey of ours.
Attached on my bedroom door is a letter of appreciation to the parties that brought us together last year for several meals and get-togethers. I pinned it there to constantly remind me that there is plenty to be grateful for. An extract of the letter reads:
I hope that our meetings last year have left you with an indelible memory of the bonding time that we had, and as you reach adulthood, a greater understanding of why what we have gone through occurred.
In the meantime, this e-book, is to impart to you (and my readers) some of my life’s lessons and investment skills sets which I hope to share in person with you throughout your adolescent years. Our journey continues ….
Peter CL Tan
Double Digit Dividends Fund, Ltd.
27 May, 2022