Week 26: We’re halfway there— a mid-year reflection

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“Be water, my friend.” — Bruce Lee

“If you know you’re going home, the journey is never too hard.” — Angela Wood

“(We) each have a role to play. (We) were born for a reason” — Jane Goodall

“I’m late, I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say ‘hello, goodbye,’ I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!” — The White Rabbit

You watch the stage transform from a big, black, bare hole in the wall, into something colourful, something that tells a story. You watch something that was once abstract and in your imagination come to life. And then, at the end, you watch it get torn down, you watch it return to that big, black, bare hole in the wall, waiting to be turned into someone else’s imagination…

“…sometimes we shouldn’t feel guilty about making the “easy” choice. Nature has been making such choices for way longer than we’ve existed, on every possible scale, with beautiful outcomes. And that’s quite reassuring.”

“Inspiration is not willed — it happens.”

How many women out there continue trudging on at work, reluctant to call in sick despite shivering in cold sweat and having tight calves, a sore lower back, and a cramping uterus, just because “I’m not really sick”?

I grieved for the time I lost with family, for progress I could have made with my hobbies, for the self I had lost when the world I once knew changed overnight.

“Comparison is the thief of joy” — Theodore Roosevelt

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Wen Xin (Gwen)

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