On Moving Along.

First kiss as husband and wife. Definitely worth the 10,000km journey back to Singapore.

Back in the Borough once again. The 1 week trip back home to Singapore sure went by quick.

It is almost a surreal feeling to be back with my VJC classmates at the wedding dinner, more so that the couple getting married was actually a class couple from my class.

8 years, that’s how long it has been, but somehow in my mind it doesn’t feel that long ago when we were still in our uniforms attending lectures and tutorials, discussing what we want to be in the future.

Somehow, without really realising it, we kinda hit that future we were talking about then.

All my friends now have their careers going for themselves and quite a lot more of them are going to get married soon.

Me? I’m still kinda floating around.

On the flight back to Heathrow I caught Forest Gump (an absolutely must watch film) again on the in-flight entertainment system and felt a weird connection with his life story. I feel like I’m currently at about halfway through the film, the part where he already been through school, been through war, played Ping Pong for USA and now gets released from the army. Not exactly knowing what to do next, he heads home and decides with the money he has follow the words of his army buddy and get into the shrimping business even though he had no idea what that has installed for him.

I guess with the Olympic qualification window now closing fast, and for the current shape I am in (the foot and heel injury took a lot out of me), I know that this part of my life is coming to a close really soon. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t given up, I’m still willing to give it everything on my last 2 competitions and go down guns blazing if need be, but I know eventually the buck will stop and the time will come to move on or move along.

That time is soon.

But as I look back at these few years and I know that if not for that simple decision to give this dream a shot, I wouldn’t have had all these amazing experiences I’ve had, seeing this beautiful world along the way, meeting all those awesome people around me.

I guess all I have to do now is to use all these lessons I have learnt about myself and the world around to forge ahead once again in this brave new world.

Time to find some shrimps.

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