It's been a crazy 2 months since I first began implementing the marketing plans for the release of my first single, "Half-Asleep."
I'm really glad that I have a good friend, Mark, who is working on this with me! At least I don't feel so alone, and I don't feel as overwhelmed as I'm used to feeling in situations like this.
We're also currently working on a grant proposal to the NAC for my debut EP *fingers-crossed* which is due in in 2 days — on the 15th. It's pretty stressful trying to consolidate all our plans, but it's exciting at the same time. I've never applied for a grant before, so I've really learnt a lot throughout the process of putting all the necessary information together.
On top of that, I have to memorise 2 scripts (1 English and 1 Chinese) for castings over Zoom on the 18th and 19th next week, and then I have to memorise another 2 more as well as 1 monologue for another callback after the Circuit Breaker is over.
I know I asked to be busy this year, and I'm glad that I am, but I also want to make sure that I do a good job of all the work that I'm being offered and am auditioning for. It took me a while to realise just how much I love my work, and now I do.
I suppose I've already experienced love and relationships - in a way - the past few years, so I'm happy to be moving forward into the chapter of my life I've always wanted to start but never had the guts to fully pursue.
From 2016-2017, I was performing non-stop, and for some reason experienced burnout. From 2018-2019, I decided to take a break from acting and moved into music - I still don't know if it's the best move - and I travelled a lot. Like. A lot, a lot. Those 2 years were probably the happiest, and most painful years of my life.
Now it's 2020 and I won 1st Place in Singapore's Got Talent, and I'm now a participant in Asia Model Festival's Face of Singapore. I starred in 2 student films, I'm releasing 2 of my singles this year, I am going to be on an episode of a new Dating Reality Series this Friday, I've been getting voiceover and singing work on Fiverr, and I've got castings and photoshoots coming up over the next few weeks — and I get to walk a runway in August. Life is getting pretty exciting!
A lot has been happening, and yes, I feel overwhelmed sometimes, but I know that I can pull it off. I've done it a million times before, and this shouldn't be any different. I just need to keep believing in myself and keep working hard! I do really love working, so now it's just about getting into the right mindset for a brand new year and a brand new start.
I am extremely thankful that things managed to pick up relatively quickly. I feel like I've been gifted with a brand new focus for this year — MYSELF — and I want to make the best of it. Thank you God and Emmanuel, my guardian angel, for watching over me. I know that you care for me. You're always there when I need you the most. It's funny how you show up at the most unlikely of times, but I promise that I will not let you down. This year will be a year dedicated to all the gifts you've bestowed upon me.