Tomorrow is a school day.

Can you believe it? After almost three months of being at home, school is finally here! As usual, I am excited. Excited for what’s to come, excited for the surprises, excited to see everyone again!

But before I dive too deep into my excitement, allow me to take a moment to reflect on the things that happened in the past three months.

My summer is nothing short of wonderful. It was full of work, hustle, and busyness, just the way I like it. Most of the time, it was back-to-back hustle, from iNvictUS 2017 to Silat, there was rarely a day where I just sit back, relax and chill. I was always on the move.

If I had nothing to do, I’d go out and shoot, catch up with friends, and just enjoy the beautiful company of others. But in the end, all that work was worth it.

I learnt so much more about photography, videography just by applying it on the field. By testing new techniques and conversing with like-minded friends, I managed to incorporate a style into my shots and edits. In the past, I never had a theme thinking that it was hard and cumbersome to maintain but once I had made my own preset, it’s pretty straightforward.

Anyway, as much work as I had to do during the summer holidays, I had fun too. The highlight was when I went to Japan with my secondary school mates. It was nothing short of beautiful. I loved every moment, I loved every scent, I loved every single aesthetic of Japan. If I was alone, I wouldn’t have left. It was just so pleasing to the eye. There are many photographs that I took from the trip, each one, a gem.

School is starting tomorrow and as excited I am for it, I am also worried. I am currently holding two exco positions in two separate CCAs (Silat and NUSMS), each having their own sets of activities and their own sets of commitments. On top of that, I have more own studies and the other staple commitments like family. Basically, it is a recipe for chaos. BUT, don’t worry, I have mentally prepped myself for the busyness to come because I know that in the end, it will all be worth it.

(Let me side-track a little)

In the past, I made a doa that I would want to join my school’s MSA and help others through it whilst strengthening my religion. Now, looking at where I am, Alhamdulillah, I think Allah SWT has blessed me greatly and answered my doa. Alhamdulillah.

(Side-track ends)

This semester is going to be challenging but again, Allah will not burden a soul more than it can bear, so I know that I will survive this. However, whether I leave unscathed is another question.

I need to be super focused this semester and not let any slip-ups happen. I cannot risk breaking down and tearing apart. I need to show myself and to everyone that I can do it. Ultimately, it is for the service to the community and yourself. Bismillah.

Tomorrow is going to be a new day and it better be really new.



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