LIFE IS HARD. Period.
I love this poster quote. Really puts things in perspective kan?
Back when I was in medical work, 2 years of being a houseman and 5 years as a medical officer, I think my mornings were the kind where I wish I could go curl up and go back to sleep 🛏 🤭 #truth
But, I was a responsible worker, I would still get up, be punctual and punch my card before 8am, did all my work and not go MIA. Paling penting jangan susahkan colleagues.
When I was younger, I had all kinds of crazy ambitions; a marine biologist because I loved killerwhales, a primary school teacher with a syllabus that empowers children and stays with them from primary one to six ... hmm ok, apparently just two 😜 and well, it’s a different kind of ambition than most la kan. But the theme was being different and adding value to others (well, one making a difference to killerwhales 🤭) When I was doing something that is not my “Ikigai”, it was hard, stressful and just not something I looked forward to everyday #sorrymomanddad #truthhurts
When I decided to resign, it wasn’t easy. But I felt like I just couldn’t go on anymore, living everyday doing something that I didn’t enjoy.. it’s a great noble job, don’t get me wrong, but I feel someone else deserves it more.. someone who’s really passionate about it. I really shouldn’t take up space there #notbeingungrateful
I am grateful for all that I’ve learned and experienced in those 7 years. But it was time to move on.
Now, being in this oily business, for the past 3 years, it’s definitely not easy.. sometimes it can get really tough, especially when you are forced to question yourself, face your biggest fears, dramas and having to lead a team. It’s hard especially when having to juggle with raising kids but because I love it so much, I really enjoy the process and the journey. It feels worthwhile and I’ve grown so much emotionally, developed some of the best friendships and relationships and am constantly inspired.
And my “ikigai” of doing this work keeps on growing from just wanting to provide quality essential oils for my children to being able to travel with my kids and now to empowering women to achieve their goals and