In a strange way, the things that we fear the most are the things that hold the key to our success.
My friends are buying houses, moving in with their partners, and one or two are even having accountants do their taxes. Meanwhile, I’m here, jobless, boyfriend-less, and still struggling to understand what SOCSO is.
It was easier to pay lip service with a “Sorry”, but in doing so, I was doing everything except taking responsibility.
If you struggle with the constant feeling of jealousy when looking at other people’s social media highlight reels, do this instead.
My job description is the Storyteller, but honestly, back then I was known as the Sorryteller.
We were told to think big: Achieve BIG goals, a BIG car, a BIG house, a BIG income. But what happens if we start SMALL?
I spent so many years being angry. Trying to make things right. But it didn’t change the fact that it already happened.
We’re taught filial piety but not how to speak up. Physical health but not mental health. To bury our feelings rather than to talk about them.
I was bullied for as long as I can remember. But when I was 15, I decided to make a change — one which would eventually lead me to meeting then-US president Barack Obama himself!
I’ve gone through my early 20’s accomplishing things so I feel like I’ve “made it”. But everything changed when I was suddenly laid off.