Embrace Your Nonlinear Path

Life isn’t really linear, but we’re brought up to believe that it’s supposed to be. We’re conditioned to think that after our schooling years we need to go to university and get a degree, then after we graduate we have to get a job in what we majored in, and …

How to Discover What Your Dream Might Be

If you’ve followed my writing and work for some time now, you may have come across this question (or similar variations): If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s one thing that you must do in your life such that when you look back at the end of it, you …

Why You Must Take Action on Your Dream

Each of us are on our own journey in life, thus your dream is specific and unique to you and you alone. Nobody else had, has or will ever have the same journey as you, and everyone defines what’s meaningful and worthy as a purpose in different ways. Because your …

True Happiness and Your Worthy Purpose

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”  — Helen Keller I first came across this quote shortly after the success of my first solo exhibition in early 2013, and I instantly resonated with …

The Truth About Our Dreams

What’s your dream? To become an artist? To travel the world? To start your own business? To spend more quality time with your loved ones? To be happy every single day? If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s that one thing you want for your life such at the …

Discover a New YOU Through Singing!

In my early 20’s when I explored a career in acting for 1.5 years, one of my significant stage performances was part of the ensemble for a musical with the Singapore Repertory Theatre. As an ensemble cast, you play many different roles within the two-hour show, at times having only …

Three Expectations That Lead to (My) Downfall (Part 3 of 3)

(Read Part 1 here) (Read Part 2 here) Finally we’ve come to the finale of this three-part overly-dramatically-titled blog series. To recap, I’m sharing three expectations I’ve had to learn to manage over the past few years as I walk this path of pursuing my passion and bringing my creative …

Three Expectations That Lead to (My) Downfall (Part 1 of 3)

Ok, I will admit that this headline is a little overly dramatic lols, but it’s what came to mind as I was writing this blog post. Don’t worry, I’m nowhere near my downfall (at least not that I’m aware of… I hope *fingers crossed*). But I will say, though, that …

MaryAnn Sings: “Vincent” by Don McLean

I love Van Gogh. I think maybe I just like talented artists who are crazy. Perhaps a part of me wishes I could let go of the need to appear like I’m in control, and to allow myself a little craziness from time to time.   What I really admire …

MaryAnn Sings: “Dream A Little Dream of Me”

This video was recorded in January 2020 for a singing contest in Singapore. I didn’t get accepted into the next round, but I’m sharing this anyway because it took me a great deal of courage to enter the competition, to make this video, and now to publish it online.   …