At 1818 hours, I am launching this post that was written a few days earlier. I am now turning back on you and start to walk away from you. Today is Leap Day, February 29th of a Leap Year 2016. This may mean something to you or this may not mean anything at all.

Stepping out and walking away from this place, it might just be a blessing in disguise. Although the time spent may be a short 1 year and 7 months, this period of time taught me many valuable life and business lessons. This testing period taught me plenty and showed me that I am no Superman and that I will never be a Superman. I am only a mortal with my own strengths and flaws, just like any other humble and down to earth-dwelling human. I will tell myself that in my next phase of my journey, I need to ensure that I am able to take on and shoulder the various portfolios, responsibilities and liabilities, and not to overstretch, overestimate myself, not to make myself feel down and out.

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The circumstances that I left this place will forever be inside my heart, mind and soul. This will be one of the harshest life lessons that I been through. During the period that I am down, trodden upon and hitting rock bottom, I was very angry, hurt and disappointed with the situation that happened to me, the timing and why certain people behaved the way they did. I knew I had to reorganise, refocus and let go of the hate, anger and disappointment.

I am very blessed to have my family, relatives and close friends for their emotional support who did not choose to judge me, who did not choose to put me down and add to my suffering. Taking one step at a time, to stand up from the fall, starting my uphill climb from the bottom of the pit, firstly to start from ground zero and catch the sunrise, a new day, a new hope, a new phase in life.

Standing up, looking forward, the future ahead may not be the brightest. The world economy and local Singapore economy are not in very good conditions, the times ahead for year 2016 and 2017 looks bleak, filled with dark clouds and uncertainty.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I climb up from the rock bottom, I turn away from there, I begin to take my first step of my new phase in life, a new journey, armed with the exceptional circumstances and life experiences. These experiences will help me, train me and prepare me in my new phase in life. Will it be setting up my own business? Would I start business partnerships? Or will I be working in another industry?

Only time will tell.

You’ll Never Walk Alone.

P/S:

I would like to say a big Thank You from the bottom of my heart to Jensen Chua for this set of profile photography shoot that I wanted to do for this special article that I am preparing to write.

I would also like to say another big Thank You to a very old friend Michael Tay for helping me to edit my article for grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction.