Singapore — Opposition Singaporean politician Nicole Seah opened up on Saturday, revealing on her Facebook page the series of events that has made 2013 the worst year of her life.
The lengthy post recounts the 27-year-old social media darling’s experiences since the 2011 General Election, when she says her life took a sharp detour that would lead to a meltdown.
She talks about people’s sky-high expectations, getting derailed from her life’s purpose, working to the point of exhaustion, making bad decisions, feeling like a fraud, and constantly being stalked with rape and death threats.
Then, one day at work she found out her grandmother had third stage stomach cancer, and she snapped. She had a physical panic attack, and went on two-months medical leave. She contracted dengue and ended up in the hospital.
Later, after more bad experiences, her health declined again, and she spent 18 days in the hospital. She says she “practically subsisted on crackers and water because I was too weak to eat anything else”.
Towards the end of the post, however, she says she’s grateful for the lessons she’s learned from all of this, and lists ten of them.
She ends the post with “The only way now is to go up”.
Seah became a social media star in Singapore’s 2011 General Election as a young and impressive candidate who wowed supporters with her heartfelt speeches, said a Yahoo News Singapore report.
She is currently second assistant secretary-general of the National Solidarity Party.
Read her full Facebook post here.