Week 20: A story of grief, and how growth blossoms from it

Can you start tomorrow, in the office?.

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It was physically tiring, yes. But that couldn’t compare to what went on mentally.

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But most importantly, it taught me resilience and helped me identify my coping mechanisms.

  • have an identity outside of work. Because, when all else is falling apart, you are still you; wholly, and truly you.
  • although “helping the community” was a noble purpose, you still had to prioritise yourself. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be any of you to give to the community.
  • it taught me resilience and helped me identify my coping mechanisms. For example, during the nth (because I lost count) Melbourne lockdown, I went on a challenge with myself to “run the lockdown down”. That, at least, kept my mind occupied and gave me something to look forward to every day.

It finally feels like spring has arrived, after 2 years of a long winter slumber.

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Wen Xin (Gwen)

Wen Xin (Gwen)

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Welcome to my thoughts and documentation of life’s adventures.