Open and Closed

March 1, 2010

I find myself both excited and hesitant. Excited because I am about to face another chapter in my life which will surely be of great importance. I am sure that this path I am taking now is going to take me places, let me learn new things, and allow me to experience a whole lot of new circumstances. I am certain that I am going to have another bumpy and pressured ride, but it is one where I can certainly survive and live through.

However, with all the excitement, I also feel hesitant. I am going to leave behind people which I have come to care about so much. I am saying goodbye to friends and people that I have known for the past three years. I am leaving behind the very people who have motivated me to learn and to grow.

Somebody told me that I also need to do such things for myself. I cannot forever rely on the success of other people. I also have to pursue my own success. I cannot stay in their shadows forever. I have to have a shadow of my own. I am thankful because GOD gave me a chance to work with such amazing and determined people. I will always be driven to success because of the values that I have acquired from them. But I am also very much looking forward to meeting new people who can also be as inspiring and as motivating. So, as much as it pains me to say goodbye, I am also happy because a new door is openly waiting for me.


  1. Dearest Ishabelle,

    Life is truly like a rollercoaster, do enjoy the ride ,
    make sure the safety is on.

    I wish you all the best , always.

    Darling, I really want to thank you ,
    from the very bottom of my heart,
    for coming over to wish William for his birthday tribute.

    He was so thrilled and this cannot be done without YOU!

    You ROCK!

    Have you a great week.


  2. no problem, shakira.. anythng for friends such as you and william… πŸ™‚

  3. it’s always great to embark in something new.
    may it be a new hobby, a new job, a new house.
    there is always fear and excitement.

    when i came here to singapore, i was scared. so scared. it was my first time to be far from home and be independent. that meant i had to do everything by myself. i cried many times because i missed home so much. i missed my friends, my ex-colleagues, my relatives. i missed everyone back home.

    i was also scared for my new job which meant new colleagues, new bosses, everything was new.
    and singapore being a multi-racial country, i needed to deal with people from different walks of life. i was really scared.

    but then, everything turned out well. very well. i learned to like my new job, my new home, my new friends, my new life here. but it doesn’t mean i already forgot my past. of course not. i will never forget who i was or where i came from.

    you can do it, ishabelle. embrace the new day with a smile and an open heart and everything will be just fine. goodluck!

    have a great day! πŸ™‚

    • thank you so much for your uplifting comment. i completely agree with you… change is always great… although it can be scary at the beginning, but it is always up to us how we face up to the challenge…. *wink*

  4. intriguing…so what is this new chapter? life is constant change, sometimes we are lucky enough to have spent a lot of time with some people yet only touched others. enjoy the journey.

    • thank you for the encouragement, brian… πŸ™‚

  5. Hey Isha! Don’t get me started on where life can take you if you follow the flow…change is always good, your strength will be in the beauty and friendlyness that you take with you. Let it shine honey! ❀ ya girlie πŸ™‚

    • thanks for that very uplifting comment, beth… *wink*

  6. good luck with this new path of yours you’re about to take on! Every life has many chapters. Good ones, bad ones, okay ones etc. You gotta make the most of things. It’s totally up to you πŸ˜‰ And I know you’ll do just fine! How do I know? Because you also want to do what’s best for yourself, right? πŸ˜‰

    • thanks so much moondai… it is very uplifting and encouraging… i am surprised by the vote of support that i got… πŸ™‚

  7. hi shabelle,

    that was so quick.hehehe. you caught me by surprise there. i felt like chewing thumb tacks everytime i see your name on the communicator:unexplainable feeling. oh well, good luck my friend! someday i should see you sitting in an office with transparent walls- remember?hahahaha!!!


    • hahaha… i will miss everyone there… πŸ™‚ why the chewing of thumb tacks? hehehehe

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