Hey, I’m Alex! I’m 18 years old and I’ve lived in Singapore for all that time. The city lifestyle is basically all I’ve ever known… and I must say, although I’ve always despised crowded places and rushed timetables, I’ve grown to love the idea of being located right in the centre of a booming city.
Growing up, I was always curious about my mother and her love for meditation. I mean, sitting still for lengths of time, doing nothing. Why would you ever want to do that? I never understood why it was the first thing she needed to do when she woke up and the last thing she would do before she slept, in fact, my mum would drive me to school every morning playing her ‘guided meditation’ track...MIND ON THE ROAD MUM!
I started high school, changing my lifestyle to accommodate for the stacks of work I was given on the daily. Staying up until 2 AM and waking up at 4.30 AM before school to complete the work, not to mention the nights I just couldn’t sleep worrying about the stupid high school drama I was involved in. Some of you reading might be thinking how minimal my problems were compared to what I could have experienced.... and now I’m starting to realise that...but trust me, I felt like my world was imploding on me. I just wanted to experience the silence in the storm.
I was lucky enough to have a support system which cared about my wellbeing, especially at points which I’d forgotten that silence was a thing. My mum helped guide me onto a path which my personal health and wellness was the base to any successes I achieved. The journey wasn’t easy, but it did teach me A LOT about myself.
So you may be wondering why I started this blog?
One main aspect of my well-being journey was keeping a journal of my own. It wasn’t only for the purpose of writing down the problems I encountered (side note: this does really help clear your head) but it was a tracker of things I learned about myself, my interests, what is beneficial to me vs what is detrimental, what makes me feel good, etc. This journal helped me stay connected to myself amongst the chaos of my life.
I initially wanted this page to be an online journal of my own that I can access at any time which would make me feel immediately at ease. Serene. But I feel like what I have learned could help someone out there or inspire them to focus on themselves at points of stress. I’m not by any means saying I know everything about myself or that I am some master of well-being, but I do hope that my journal will help anyone out there feeling like they have fallen off the bandwagon and need to feel connected with themselves again.
My journey of learning and bettering myself is endless. I hope that some of you will grow with me, creating a platform where we can share our achievements, goals and journeys with each other to finally feel the silence in the storm.
Wellness is a personal journey, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have supporters with you the whole way, cheering you on.
This is a city girls guide to a serene life.
Feel free to contact me if you want to chat!