this is it. two and a half years after i graduated from raffles, i finally get to continue my education proper. to go to a college and be a student again; to be able to learn proper subjects such as chemistry and mathematics. to be able to do homework again (i know, it’s crazy).
it’s really that knowledge that you’re allowed to be slightly childish again – to be a youth rather than a young adult. i know it’s difficult to revert to my 18 year old mindset, but i can afford to relieve some of the major responsibilities i used to have. and yet, when i think about it, i seem to just have graduated from another school to college.
i seem to have simply been a student of the world.
my time in the military taught me many things about leadership, camaraderie, military strategy and more technically, CBR related matters. my time doing The Hidden Good taught me about legal matters, about accounting, about HR, about social media exploitation, about consulting, about account management. my time interning taught me so much about the marketing, advertising and public sector. my time travelling vietnam, cambodia, malaysia, europe taught me about to see humanity as a common thread and to appreciate our capacity for greatness, that we are able to achieve great beauty as much as we’re able to achieve great evils.
but these lessons won’t stop, and shouldn’t stop. as a student of the world, i’m able to better channel my learnings in college, to be able to fully make use of the resources available to possibly make the world better and facilitate more greatness.
will i miss Singapore? definitely, but as with all cases, i move fast when i move forward. i just hope not to forget the people who have made my life amazing in the present. to always keep them in my thoughts, in my prayers. i tend to be sentimental to those who are sentimental towards me ; loyal to those who are loyal to me. and i will always remember the blessings bestowed upon me , and do my best to return the favour. i hope to make fabulous new friends in college, to see , taste and experience new things. to be a part of the future as much as i live in the spectacular now.
this is it.
i’m a storyteller, and this is my humble story. it’s a whisper in the darkness of night ; a squeak amongst the multitude. but i will fight to tell my story, because who are we without our tales of struggle and success.
let’s begin the next chapter.