A Year of Courage

The festive season is here!

A time to spread good cheer and love. It’s also a great time to reflect on how 2016 has been and to look forward to what 2017 has to bring.

I think this year was the year of courage for me. A year of new beginnings and experiences and of love and loss. Starting this blog was also something that i've always wanted to do, to document my thoughts and aspirations and I am so glad to have this platform to share it.

I celebrated my 30th birthday with the children from Peaceful Children Home in Cambodia and on the actual day, I was on a bus crossing the border from Cambodia to Thailand. The experience really set the tone on how I wanted live my life. To always have a heart of grace, wonderment and gratefulness. Letting the little things go and to have courage and determination to do what you believe in.

 When I was young, I always felt that at 30, you should kinda have life all figured out. Then I realised, I don’t think you will ever have it figured out. That’s the most beautiful gift of life. It allows you to be curious, to learn and to grow. When it becomes constant, that’s when life stops.

Being an optimist at heart, I always see the good in situations and human nature. There are always two sides to a coin. It is not that I do not understand the darker side of it, I just choose to be on the other.

I strongly believe that deep down inside, everyone has a heart of gold. There may be times when the man-made demands in life broke your spirit, but when you strip all the insecurity, stress and negativity away, everyone has their own light. Sometimes, they just need someone or something to have that belief in them to bring that out.

So let this season be a wonderful time of giving and grace. The world has enough negativity to break the human spirit. Negativity is easy, take on the challenge to be a shining light in this world and it will unveil many beautiful experiences that cannot be seen, it is to be felt.

Here’s wishing all of you a Blessed Christmas and a Warm and Happy New Year.

With Love,
Location: Singapore

Eve Tan
Eve Tan


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