What do you want in life?

I’m not referring to the branded stuff that you could get with the ang bao money that you collected, nor the grades that you hope for the upcoming common tests.

But more of, what do you want to achieve in your life? What kind of life do you want to live?

Do you have the answer to that?

It isn’t easy to find the answer, and unlike Math, you cannot use differentiation or simultaneous equation and expect a fixed or definite solution.

Truth is, most of us do not know what we want in our lives. We live our lives the way the society shapes us to, the way the government says so or the way our parents want us to.

Do not worry if you’ve not discovered your passion and what you want out of your life. It takes time.

It’s ok if you find yourself taking the longer route or the road less travelled to get to our destination. What matters most, is that you get there ultimately.

I chanced upon this article titled “Why I Told my Daughter to Quit Her Job”. It talks about how the author encouraged her daughter, who owned an honours degree in Natural Resources to quit her high paying job as an environmental engineer to work in a cafe, decorating cupcakes.

This, serve as an inspiration and reminder to us that it’s ok to take a longer time in realising where you want to go.

What matters is that you find it eventually.

And before that happens, do all you can to excel in the things you do so that you wouldn’t live to regret any part of your life which could have been done better.

Open up your opportunities in life, because you’ll never find your own meaning in life without first embarking on that journey of self discovery. A discovery on what you want in your life, and what you find most meaning in.

It took me quite a while to finally discover my passion in teaching and inspiring change, and I’m really glad that I took the leap.

So, if you ask me the same question: Have you found your meaning in life?

I believe I have.

“College, you see, is not really about preparing you for the job market. It’s about gaining the knowledge and skills you need to seize opportunities — and that includes knowing when to walk away from something that makes you unhappy.” Holly Robinson

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