It Wasn’t A Sequel To Begin With
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My 3rd novel wasn’t meant to be a sequel to the 2nd novel in the first place. Then something happened. Characters began to beg to be included in the story. Thus, a sequel was born.

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Submitted by on January 19, 2010 – 23:27No Comment

Time is a precious gift. So precious that often we take it for granted, we even ill-treat it. We know there are certain decisions we have to make in life but we delay that process with the excuse of having to buy time to see how things turn out first. We want to make sure it is safe before we leap. In that period of doubts and insecurity, we let time passes us by as we hide in our comfort zone. But do we realise that delaying a decision means wasting time? Have we forgotten that in the midst of us making sure of a secure leap that time has eaten up a part of us?

Today I had the chance to sit down at the corner of my bedroom, look up at the skies from the window and reflect on the timeline of my life. Then I realised that I’ve wasted at least fifteen years of my entire 24 years on earth living a purposeless life. I only found my passion in writing at the age of sixteen. It was only then that I have a purpose, direction and goal.

Looking back, I wasted no time to pursue my passion. I joined the BRATs at the age of sixteen, wrote essays for competition at the age of seventeen, and jumped straight into college to expand on my passion for words. I cannot remember stopping along the way right until now. At this moment of despair, I only have this to tell myself: At least I haven’t stop pursuing my passion and that itself is one thing that I should be proud of.

Time – I would never ask for more or less of it. Each and every one of us has the authority to steer the direction of our life. If TIME is one factor that you would like to expand your comfort zone on, by all means please do so because I believe certain things will never change even when time is given to the max. By the time you realize it, time would probably has rooted you to a ground you wouldn’t want to stand on.

You may look back at the many open doors you have allowed to close because you thought they would wait for you. Time doesn’t wait for people, it just goes on. Don’t think you have all the time in the world to switch careers and jumble around because you don’t. Time never returns nor does it take u-turns. It’s just one stream, one direction, one line. Once you miss it, you miss it. There is no turning back.

Originally written by Gina Yap Lai Yoong © 2010

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