Sometimes, when things don’t work out as how we plan them to be, we get so discouraged that it just feels like we want to give up and just let things happen by themselves; but the moment we do that, we fail to realize that these things are just challenges bound to make us stronger, better and shine brighter than before. The journey, itself, is created to be appreciated and to be lived as it is.
“You’re the one whom nobody verses I love you unless you say it first. So you lie there holding your breath and it’s strange how you soon forget that you’re like stars they only show up when it’s dark ‘cause they don’t know their worth.”
And sometimes we forget that we’re all created and crafted to be amazing in our own ways and we think that just because we are not like everyone else means we’re odd in a bad way – we’re not. We may not always get the things we want, we may not be exactly the kind of women whom men think are the “date-able” kind and some people may find us too intimidating; but to hell, right? Stand up, be proud, you’re unique, you’re amazing and you never step on anyone’s foot to get to where you are now. What will matter are the things you have learned, the friends you have made and the memories you have created.
“And the past it knocks on your door and throws stones at your window at 4 in the morning well maybe he thinks it’s romantic. He’s crazy but you knew that before.”
I will never deny the fact that my past will still haunt me, sometimes, and that no matter how I keep on pushing the thought that it’s what made me a better ME today, it will still surface out as something negative that drives people out of my life. This blog is more than just a fashion and beauty blog; for it aims to empower and encourage women to stand up and be strong. I have always shown you all how strong I am and how I’m always this brave and young girl who takes risks and lives life as it is; but I still do have my moments of wanting to break down and give up; but at the end of the day, I look back at my past and how I have survived it all. Why should I give up now? Why would I let it haunt me? Why can’t it be my inspiration – something I’d look back to and say, “I’ve been there. I survived. I can go farther...”
|Top: I love My Blog shirt | Shorts: Giordano | Shoes: Fioni from Payless|
Pre-New Year celebration with my sister, we decided to hang out, read books and have coffee in Kitchen of Cakes and Coffee at SM North Edsa. I always take my sister out for a date even on Valentine’s Day whether I have a boyfriend or I’m single (like now). My sister is one of the few people I can trust with my thoughts, secrets and other things happening in my life. Although I cannot fully lean on her, because she needs me to be strong as well, I love her so much and she believes that I can do anything and I am capable of reaching my dreams, making it big and just being her amazing “ATE” (Filipino word which means older sister).
|Flower Wreath Headband: Department store bought | Chinese Charm Bracelet: Gifted by mom|
“... And you’ve only begun to shine.”