super, super duper overdue post. partly because so much else has been happening, partly because there’s been so many things to think about. i should be doing my europe post first, but that’s going to be one heck of a long post. one month in that country and i’m still overwhelmed even though i’ve been back for close to two months. i’ve also got the annual birthday post to do but i haven’t exactly gotten round to doing that yet. but i promise i will! *pinkie promises* other than work, been busy catching up with the party scene. said goodbye to mambo at the zouk mainroom, but that’s another story. been hitting the clubs every friday/saturday, simply because i love the music, simply because i love to dance. and it helps that there are guest DJs almost every week. but, that’s not that point of this post.
i can now proudly proclaim that I HAVE GRADUATED. *BEAMS* well, i could’ve said that since 3 weeks ago (ohwow, how times flies. >.<) commencement was a very exciting affair cause it kicked off my most exciting week in July, which also happens to be my favourite month because in that very same week was my birthday! *double beams* anyways, the birthday’s for another post. but, I’VE GRADUATED, GRADUATED! (though at this point of time, i’m kinda missing school already as i see all my friend’s posts about orientation camps and module bidding)
“closing time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
“Closing Time” – Green Day
yeaps, commencement means that i’m saying goodbye, closing this chapter of my life as an undergraduate. it’s been a great 4 years in NUS, and i’ve really learnt a lot, about myself, about the people around me, about life in general. i missed a lot of opportunities, i realized as i looked back, but there’s no regrets there. as an undergraduate, i got to know what i’m good at (research, writing term papers) and what i was really bad at (exams, memorizing, the boring stuff) academically and the things that i was good at didn’t exactly constitute a huge part of my grades, but i had fun while it lasted. in my first two years, living in hall made me realize more about who i was as a person and how i dealt with the people around me. it also made me grow as a leader as i held many different roles in the various committees in hall and i grew, matured more than i had in many years. the third year, i found a place where i left my heart – Cambodia. and in the fourth year, i found my passion/calling – Entrepreneurship. but throughout the years there, i found a solid group of girlfs to hangout with, i found a home away from home – Zouk, and i found that one girl (me!) could have a wide variety of interests that don’t necessarily intersect with one another.
so, commencement. it’s not just an ending, but a beginning as well. the start of (hopefully) financial freedom and the ability to do more than i used to be able to due to my limited financial backings. it’s also the start of a new chapter of my life, which i realize that i’m not really enjoying – the working world. i’m not doing well in my current job because i find that as a leader, i cannot work under incompetent leaders. i learnt that seniority does not equate to being able to do a good job of your work and being a junior doesn’t mean that i’m bad at what i’m doing. i think i’m fantastic in what i’m doing, and i know my personality profile fits this job (as the branch manager is always stressing to me) but in that kind of work environment where seniors show that they don’t do their job well just makes me feel that they’re all talk with no corresponding action.
commencement also means that i have a bachelor’s degree, it’s a “passport” to doing the masters of my choice in the (hopefully, near) future. and i am gradually taking steps towards that particular goal, that i am hoping will lead to my ultimate life goal/dream job that i am currently planning for. time waits for no man, and my fate is in my hands. that’s going to be my personal motto for at least the next 5 – 7 years as i, as a young woman, fight for my dreams. yes, you read right, dreams with a “S” cause there is more than one thing that i’m wanting to pursue. too many things on my hand, who cares? i’m young and i have the energy, so i’m going to do whatever it takes. (:
quelyn, fight on!