this could be anything

a wise man* once said, “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”

I like how serenely this girl watches us, with that little half-smile and a bird perched on her shoulder.

(Plus, I’m dying to have her dress.)

Hello! How’ve you been? It’s been so long since I checked in, I’m sorry about that.

After I came back from New York, I harboured this crazy desire to return sooner than later. I just wanted so badly to be back in New York, for a variety of reasons. And somehow in the weeks after I returned, things lined up such that it actually became possible financially and logistically to do so, in October! :)

The main reason I’m headed back there is to pursue intensive singing lessons with a wonderful teacher by the name of Jeff Stanfill, whom I adore. I met him during my trip in June, introduced by a couple of teachers I have here in Singapore. Two lessons with him, and I knew we’d found something here, together… something that could be so helpful to my growth. (I’ve been feeling like I’m struggling to get across the “hump” with my singing for some time now!)

The other (also main) reason is to get away from it all, and recharge my acting / singing mojo. This year’s been tough – I really appreciate being given the chance to audition, but rejection does wear you down over time, try as you may to stay strong :) I made the decision to go to NY at a rather low point, and it’s given me something to look forward to as I recalibrate, even in the months leading up to it, my attitude on this life-long journey :)

I’m still working on the “let it go, let it be” thing. In the meantime, it’s lots of freelance branding work to finance the NY trip, rehearsals for my next show in September, and auditions here and there.

Oh, and I turned 29 yesterday! It feels funny to be 29. I just feel like I have to be even more grown-up than I am now, or something. But boy am I happy to have my twin with me in Singapore to celebrate with :) Finally! After many years, we are united again at birthday-time. Ah. All is as it should be.

M and Yibs decided to surprise me with go-karting – which was another post for another day. SO FUN. (Also, I thought I was going to die.)

Have a lovely week ahead x

(Etsy print, from IrenaSophia)

*Steve Jobs was said wise man.


5 thoughts on “a wise man* once said, “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.”

  1. I admire your go-for-it attitude! There’s probably a lot more behind-the-scenes than you share here but from where I see you, I truly feel like you’ve been growing and taking chances and really trying to make it happen. I love that spirit and believe me, when I have my low moments, I think of everyone I know out there who’s working on their dream and I keep going. You included. XX

  2. theletterzee says:

    Oh, melly. Thank you. I will keep your encouragement close to heart. It’s also beyond awesome to know that my plodding on can play a part in inspiring you to keep swimmin’. An unexpected and totally wonderful surprise. Knowing this will keep me going too! What a nice circle it all forms… :)

    Also, this is belated, hooray for getting married! Hee hee. Look forward to seeing blog updates on it when you’re ready ;)

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