One of life’s biggest curveball of a lesson: In order to break out of society’s “norm”, there needs to be a certain level of courage to step out and make that choice to go against the current.
Are we really living up to our own expectations of ourselves? Or of the expectations of the ones we love that they have imposed on us?
Recently: battling the erratic hot and cold weathers in Singapore (but mostly hot) & exam period-
I’ve been sick for the last couple of days. I had actually started to feel a bit heated up on sunday night and proceeded to drink lots of water. I woke up with a very red and sore throat and lived my life on strepsil’s extra strength which surprised me greatly. Each time there was an urge to cough I popped one in and it made my throat feel so much better. By today, the soreness went away and I was coughing out all my phlegm! I really didn’t want to waste time queueing at the GP and was so thankful this sufficed.
Exams: now where do I begin?
I used to chime the tune to the grass is always greener on the other side, till my friend Liyin told me, “the grass is greener on the side you choose to water”. Since then, I’ve been trying (very hard, I might add) to adapt her words into daily routine, especially when things get hard. This is especially so in days when I trudge one step in front of the other. One step at a time, I tell myself. Yes, I have my days of weary despair, and of days when I just want to daydream how it would feel to rub my feet together under a blanket in bed with the aircon on full blast, while waking up to no alarm ringing, or even-just to have a cup of coffee or tea and read a book on a weekend where I don’t have to be anywhere, be anyone or do anything.
My daily musings at 1.34am. This is what I get for drinking too much coffee and having a slow output system.