Happy Hump Day! Another week, another Wednesday!
I can’t believe the first week of June’s already past, and with every June, I’m reminded that it’s that time of the year again – the time for graduation!
Although graduation was one of the happiest milestones of my life to date, I can still remember the bittersweet sentiments of closing one chapter of my life, especially one that I’ve grown so accustomed to for the past twenty-or-so years. It was scary because all of a sudden, there was no set path to follow, no standards to abide by, and no clear direction of where to go from there.
Unlike our academic years, there’s no “right” way to do things once we’re adults, and that scared the living daylights out of me. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do. Should I get a full-time job? Should I travel the world? Should I volunteer for a cause that I supported? What was my next step?
There were just so many possibilities, but at the same time, there wasn’t much choice either because in the eyes of my parents, my family, and society, the “right” thing to do would be to get a stable job. And that’s exactly what I did the first year after I graduated university. I stuck with the status quo and did everything that I was “supposed” to – and yet I wasn’t happy at all. In fact, I was miserable. Just because it was “right” in their eyes doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s “right” for me.
It took me awhile to really understand that in order to be happy with my life, I had to follow my heart and do things for me because at the end of the day, only I knew what I wanted. It took so much courage, but I ultimately took some time off to find myself, which is how this blog came to be. And though it’s definitely been such a whirlwind, managing the blog and now with a full-time marketing job as well, I feel peace within me because I know that I’m following my heart and doing things that are important to me.
What I want to say is that even though it can be scary, you should never lose sight of your dreams because life is too short for your to be doing things that you aren’t passionate about. It’s all right to feel fear, self-doubt, and worry. But also never lose the dreamer inside of you, the pure heart that allows itself to dream of all of the different possibilities in the world, the fire that pushes you to persist and persevere. We were all born with wings – we just have to brave enough to spread our wings and fly.
“Live Your Dream” Chiffon Top in Light Grey (From Taiwan)
- Similar Style here
Black Midi Skirt (From Taiwan)
Nike Roshe One in Pure Platinum/White/Black
Kate Spade Wellesley Alessa in Robin Egg Blue
Polette Avenger Sunglasses in Silver/Metal
I hope I was able to provide some inspiration to those of you who are graduating, and of course, congratulations to all of you on all of your great accomplishments! Thank you so much as well for all of the constant love, encouragement, and support! I definitely wouldn’t be here without all of you! Have a great rest of the week!
And before we part ways for the week, I just wanted to leave you all with a quote that inspired today’s OOTD:
“All our dreams can come true… if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney