The Tennis Foodie turns four today. It’s been a very challenging yet ultra productive year. This year, I started to post daily at the start of the pandemic. I also released more recipes this year. I’ll continue to do that next year.
Although difficult, I think 2020 was a fruitful year for me in terms of getting more sponsors, collaborations and media coverage. In the social media space, I was able to double or triple my numbers. I’ll explain more about it later in my next few blog posts.
I haven’t really played any tennis tournament. At the start of the year, I practiced in Las Vegas and played few matches but I listened to my body and patiently wait for my injuries to heal. It’s been two years since I last competed in an actual tennis tournament. I’m so excited to play 2-3 more tournaments before I officially retire. My plan was to actually hang my rackets this year however the pandemic halted my last season. I want to give it one last push for 2021. Maybe I’ll win my elusive title?
One of the highlights of my year was the invitation from the Embassy of Canada. I did an activity with them earlier in the year and finally, I got to dine with my friend, Louise Pasadilla, one of the trade commissioners – agriculture of the embassy along with Hon. Peter MacArthur, the ambassador. It was a fun night. We got to eat Canadian beef and support other Canadian products.
This year, I started to have more social media breaks because of the pandemic. I also finished my masters degree and applied to one of the Ivy League schools. I got into Harvard Business School. I’ll be doing my postgraduate course on Strategies for Healthcare Delivery. I also focused on one of my start-ups called Padama. We had series of informative talks and bagged our first major client! There’s so much to be celebrated without social media to be honest. If you notice, I post less blog posts now. I really focus on the quality of my writing along with more authentic content.
I have a lot of things still running in my head but for now, I’m happy that I’m in the right direction. It was a tough one but I was able to surpass all the negativities in my life and leveraging on my experiences, finding my strength and using my knowledge to expand my horizons.
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From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the continuous support for The Tennis Foodie. I hope you’ll all check out my future blog posts and food styling projects. Happy Gastronomic Adventure!