Ok yeah, 2020 was wild too, for the world, for you. I'm not trying to dismiss that. But in some way, that was necessary, right?
In some way, you needed the turbulence to begin to seek control of your own life,
and, perhaps, the hardest one for you:
to do more than just staying above the water
to understand what you truly treasure
to cease pleasing everyone
to learn to take it easy when you need to and to enjoy the journey!
You know, this past year has been nothing but a series of unexpected life, work, and family events. You've said goodbye to people who are pillars in your life. You've started new collaborations. You've continued to learn to communicate and to collaborate better. You've started to wear armour to protect yourself from being attacked by others' words. You then realised how heavy that armour is. And with the support of others, you've learned to be more vulnerable, to be more vocal, even though that is extremely uncomfortable for you, and you've avoided it for
Hello, past self! I think it has finally settled into you that it's a new year. That's ok, January and February have been quite crazy for you.
To the @glitchyowl in 2021 –
I am really proud of how far you've come, and you should be too. It's ok to pause for a little, catch a breath, and laugh cry at how beautiful this is! There's a long, fun, challenging, journey full of hills ahead, so make sure you pause when you need to, and re-fuel ⛽️.
I know that you are still at crossroads, but guess what, life is full of what feels like crossroads (ta-dah!).
Hey, I just wanna say to you.
Listen to the heartbeat.
Have enough courage to believe in it.
Believe in yourself,
and believe in those around you!
How am I doing? Oh, girl. It's been an adventure for me as well, but I am so happy and grateful for what you and your collaborators have set your mind to do. Let me tell you this, it is all worth it because it is what you and your collaborators care about and want to take a chance on. So yeah, that does mean you've got quite a lot ahead of you!
But, you know what, as you've started to realise,
it's all about your attitude,
it's about having each others' back with your collaborators,
it's about having fun,
it's about being intensely curious,
and courageously vulnerable.
It's also a journey to becoming a better friend, girlfriend, daughter, sister, collaborator, and co-founder.
There's still a lot of work to do
(sorry to be so Asian parent-y here, lol rip)
I am so glad that you are doing this.
It's what you've always wanted to do,
but you've never dared to acknowledge it,
So, go for it! I've still got a long way to go, but I've also come a long way! I'm at where you want to be in a few months doing what you've set out to do, well, because, you've set out to do what you want to do. Chase for what rhymes for you and your collaborators, and let the laughter, the giggles, the curiosity, the generous support you've got push you through all the uncertainties, the challenges, and, frankly, the fun!
With courage ~*
From the @glitchyowl in 2022