The Art of Confusion

A Sprout of Hope. 

Have you ever had those moments when the world suddenly seemed so big, and you were drowning under the weight of expectations and pressure? With the hustling and bustling of what we call life, it’s easy to get lost and confused. Don’t worry. You aren’t alone in this.

Having recently graduated from University, I often ask myself, “what now?”

Naturally, my next step would be finding a full-time job, earning money and paying bills. And thus, to begin my journey into adulthood, I started this internship as a Marketing Assistant Intern. But starting out seems daunting and at times, “adulting” may also seem complicated and chaotic. Yet, despite navigating through this labyrinth, I believe there is still beauty in chaos.

Imagine your life as a canvas. It starts off plain, white and new. Before a painting can be called an artwork, it starts off as a drawing, filled with messy sketches and eraser marks. Though the initial stage might come off shabby, trust the process. With every brush stroke of colour, the image slowly becomes neater and more apparent. That’s why my dear reader, trust the process and dive bravely into the mess. Because who knows, something beautiful might emerge from the clutter.

Maybe the burden of life feels a little heavier than usual, but that’s okay. And if no one has ever said this to you, then I’ll be the first to say it’s okay. It’s okay to make mistakes because, hey, that’s just a part of life. It’s okay to get derailed. It’s okay if your first try isn’t perfect. I realise that the most brilliant ideas appear in the form of spontaneity and accidents. Though I may not know you personally, I’m proud of you and how far you’ve come. It may not have been easy, but have you made it this far.

Before I sign off, I want to leave with you a little quote that has helped me get by those midnight anxieties: “This too shall pass”.

Life can get confusing and complicated but take heart, knowing that tomorrow is a new day filled with new joys and opportunities. And you, my dear reader, will be like a new sprout emerging from the chaos and into a new light.

With love,
Si Hui
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