Week 24: Cut yourself some slack, you’re only human

Wen Xin (Gwen)
2 min readJun 17, 2022


It’s 4:46 pm on a Friday as I write this; through this week’s complete chaos of work, writing and submitting assignments, and preparing for end-of-term presentations, I had completely forgot about writing this week’s reflection story.

But that’s okay.

2 years ago, I would have panicked and felt like I have failed for not being able to keep up with what I’d said I would do. But today, I know, it’s okay to slip up sometimes.

Photo by Sarah Kilian on Unsplash

Sometimes life takes over the steering wheel, it throws you some curveballs, and you are no longer in control. Sometimes it gets overwhelming , the endless to-do lists — that pile of laundry sitting in the corner, the vacuum cleaner staring at you, the administrative stuff you need to go through in life (like taxes, and exchanging currencies for a study trip abroad)…

Maybe when that happens, we should just do what is important, and do what we can. And everything else can wait.

Although the to-do-list hasn’t completely been checked off, I have completed the most pressing tasks and I have done what I can. It is a Friday evening, and I think I will spend some time resting my mind and winding down instead.

The road is still long ahead.

Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash

And hey, turns out maybe this piece is a reflective story too.

Albeit, a short one.

I packed up 8 years of my life in Melbourne in December 2021 to move to Singapore to be closer to home and also to explore the world outside of what I already knew. This is a year-long series of weekly reflections on #myvoyagehome. Thank you for being a part of my journey.

Week 23: The more we want to do well, the harder doing well becomes



Wen Xin (Gwen)

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