Wednesday, 23 July 2014

It Gets better

The last time my dad visited my school was almost exactly a year ago.

It was the second term into my first year at Singapore Polytechnic, and I'd missed school for six consecutive days.
It was the first time my dad stepped into my school, and it was because he had to physically escort me to the school counsellor. I couldn't do it on my own.
I was too out of it. It was the first time in almost two years, that I'd relapsed into depression. I was too unstable.

At that point in time, I wanted to give up on everything. I wanted to quit school.

Fast forward one year, and my dad visited my school again today.
Except this time, it was to witness his daughter being awarded for having achieved outstanding academic performance the past year, and managing to score among the top 10% of the entire cohort, against all odds.

This says something.

It gets better, it always does.
Keep pressing on. You never know what's gonna happen in a year, or in a week, tomorrow, an hour later, even.

Life is full of miracles.
And today, I fully realised that.

Instagram: @RenaeCJC

I'm very grateful indeed.


  1. That's great that you come so far. When I was going to school, I had my ups and downs as well. At the lowest points, I didn't even know if I was going to graduate and I was really worried about how to tell my parents and what they would say. I hope you continue to succeed in your studies and that any of your worries and fears are short lived.

  2. Renae! Congratulations on getting the honour roll! Really happy for you, and I think your story really just shows that as long as you put your mind to it, everything is possible! You are a true fighter. And TOP 10%, errrr, we have a genius right here gurrl, JEALOUS! Haha!


    - N