Time for a Change

The Au­gust is­sue is maybe my favourite one of the year.

CLEO (Singapore) - - EDITOR'S NOTE -

There are two main rea­sons for this.

Firstly, since it's the month of Na­tional Day, I have an ex­cuse to bring up the topic of Mer­lions. You know when you have a crush on some­one, so you bring them up in Ev­ery. Freak­ing. Con­ver­sa­tion? That’s how I feel about Mer­lions. I am the Pres­i­dent of the Un­of­fi­cial Mer­lion Fan Club and would like to take this mo­ment to say one more time how awe­some they are... Thank you for read­ing this far, even though I men­tioned this ex­cel­lent and ma­jes­tic crea­ture's name in three sen­tences in a row. I prom­ise I’m done now.

Which brings me to the far less friv­o­lous, equally in­spir­ing, sec­ond rea­son I love the Au­gust is­sue. It’s where we re­veal this year’s Change Mak­ers.

These eight women come from all walks of life. Their fields range from com­pet­i­tive swim­ming to set­ting up a busi­ness that helps the dis­abled. They climb lit­eral moun­tains and move fig­u­ra­tive ones. And per­haps most im­por­tantly, they’re hon­est about their jour­neys. Shake­speare said the course of true love never runs smoothly; and I would say this is true in your life’s pas­sions as it is for any re­la­tion­ship.

Each of our Change Mak­ers gave a lot to be where they are. They’ve had three-hour con­ver­sa­tions with their par­ents to re­as­sure them about their ca­reer changes. They’ve spent years work­ing on a busi­ness, only to have to start again. They’ve had mo­ments when they wanted to give up and, hon­estly, I think that’s the part of their sto­ries I love most. Be­cause that’s the part that might make you think you can give that one thing an­other go too…

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