Hello ladies and gentlemen. This is Jia Xuan. 21-year-old, just graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Welcome to J-XPACE. Please enjoy my story in this space or look at what I have done at my own pace.
I had been asking my friend, “Do I transform and be able to inspire?” A big yes from her is urging me to think through what I had done all these years. So, here is my story of transformation.
A normal girl in a big-big world. Looking back, this girl was with her poker, annoying face, looking so mean. Always prefer to do things individually, so fail in socializing or communicating. Even myself, I am NOT comfortable with how I behave, but I just can’t help.
Things change when I took my first step to express myself (To let people know what I am thinking), improve my language (So that language won’t be a boarder), accept the lending hands around me (Be kind to others too).
To express myself, I learn to do it casually with my friends and especially with my roommate during my matriculation year. To improve my language, especially English, I practised speaking with my friends, teachers and even with my brother at home. Through accepting the leading hands, the encouragement as well as the ‘penalization’ from the people around me, I can improve my attitudes, and altitudes, at the same time, be open-minded to accept diversity and embrace my individuality.
And YESSS, that’s all. Three super-common, casual steps for the start-up of my transformation.
Moving on to university in 2019, I enjoyed and continuously polished myself through school activities and university clubs and society. Starting from the bottom as a member of the clubs and activities, I saw my self-value and maximized my value to my team. In 2020, I hold up the position of the President of the Association of School of Housing, Building and Planning (my faculty), at the same time, as a Vice President of USM Bridge and Chess Club. This is when I was opened up to being a leader, thinking as a leader, acting as a leader and most importantly, being responsible to my team.
Accomplishing the leaders’ duties in the academic year, in my third year (final) year of study, I tried to explore more activities, associations and groups outside of my university. Preparing myself for the industry, I am learning from the base again, playing my role as both team player and team leader.
Today, I am able to mingle well with peers, seniors, and juniors. I could now perform better, no matter whether working alone or having a big team together. Concluding my journey all this while, I agreed that “transformation is a sustained change, and it is achieved through practice”.
The transformation makes me more flexible! And it is a truth that we are all potential, important, special, inspiring individuals. The transformation tells me sometimes it’s not
but why not We-Us-Ours!
Let’s transform and be a better US!
I’m truly inspired by your transformation story, all the best to your future endeavours!
Lee jia xuan has been an excellent student since she first came to uni. An all rounder student, a natural leader and always helpful within the community. Interesting page jia xuan. I wish you all the success
You are an inspiration to many especially among your programme’s mates. You blend easily and adapt yourself well without losing yourself. Wishing you all the best in your transformation journey. Life is a great adventure. Enjoy!
This girl is brilliant!! You gotta trust me!!
A born leader who is able to empathize, or understand and share feelings, with their team members. Always be effective and live by strong values. Jia Xuan has the instinctive ability to inspire others and encourage them to follow and achieve their vision.