“I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’ve been easily enamoured by people for as long as I can remember.

I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been fascinated with stories and the part of people’s lives that I don’t get to normally see. Call it nosiness, call it curiosity; I’ve always been that kid with a lot of questions.

I learnt from a young age that curiosity and a good question can bring you immense knowledge, and it isn’t confined to the subject of discussion.

A great conversation…

It’s been approximately 28 days since I took some time for myself — a first (and hopefully the last) ever for me. Not wanting to burnout, I gave myself half a Mental Health Day off to gather my thoughts.

As I took the chance to wind down, I jotted down some of the most important things I’ve learnt over the recent crunch period.

Psst: Even if you’re not holding an official title of a leader, I truly believe that these are still good reminders to arm yourself with :)

1. Make Time for and Invest in People

People are your wealth. As a leader, you are only as…

Charles was a 70-year-old Eurasian who had a penchant for calling people “idiots”.

Anybody who knows me well enough would know that I have a huge soft spot for the elderly; especially the fiesty, grumpy, and full-of-character sort. And #ptl, I hit the jackpot with Charles on my first flight alone.

The ride started out epic enough. I had accidentally taken one half of his seat belt, thinking it was mine. He came to his seat and fumbled around with his seatbelt and before I could offer to help him, he looked at me and said:

“I think you’re using my half of the seatbelt.”

To which he promptly started unbuckling my seatbelt…

Sara Koh

Chasing down love over coffee shop tables, one story at a time.

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