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SIM-UOL Alumni Yvonne Tan shares what it means by “Good things come in small packages”

SIM-UOL Alumni Yvonne Tan shares what it means by “Good things come in small packages”

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“Good things come in small packages” was what my form teacher, Ms Abidah used to say to me back in Secondary School. Since young, people always teased me about my height, even though they didn’t mean any harm. My shy personality only made matters worse, shattering the meagre self-confidence I had left. Ms Abidah made me realised the importance of accepting myself for who I am, because no one else will if I don’t take the first step. So what if I am short? It does not make me any different from the rest. Understanding this, I started to be less and less mindful of my height, even joking along with people when they mention about it.

My confidence slowly built up, and I began to step out of my comfort zone by applying for my first ever leadership role in University, making Ms Abidah’s quote for me come true. Although I still whine about my height once in a while, especially when I have to tiptop or drag a chair over to get something, I no longer hate it.

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