I was sorting out the files on my desktop last night when I stumbled upon these photos which I can’t believe I forgot to blog about. These were taken several months ago and the one thing which struck me most upon accidentally finding these old photographs, I realized that apart from my hair, so much in my life has changed since then.
I can literally say that all aspects of my life as of this very moment can be summed up in two words. Starting over. I have made the craziest decisions over the past months. Life-changing decisions, and some of these I swear I never thought I’d see myself doing in a million years. I woke up one morning and I see an entirely different person looking back in the mirror. I quit my job, renewed my faith, chased after my dreams, fell in love. Not exactly in chronological order, but this is what it is in a nutshell.
Now I don’t want you thinking that I’m a total emotional psycho. Soooo, can we just stick to that part about my career? :p
To begin with, I just sacrificed a stable-paying job to vie for a styling position. Fourteen months in Resorts World Manila, and I resigned in exchange for a chance to go after my passion. I want to be dramatic and say that it’s a job a million girls would kill for. But I’d be unbiased and tell you instead that it’s a job that a million girls can actually be killed doing. Being a stylist is not all about glitz and glamour, and that’s what most people fail to see. I did not give up my career in the corporate world for Coco Chanel and Jimmy Choo. I sacrificed my present bread and butter to follow my heart, because at one point or another, a girl’s gotta dream.
No one becomes happy settling for what is safe, the same way no one learns how to swim without the risk of getting drowned trying. Well, I don’t know how to swim, but I think you get the idea.
Sometimes you have to give up familiarity because it takes some guts to reach for the stars. I don’t want to spend my life being a mediocre in an industry I don’t belong to. I want to do what I love and be badass at it. ;)
“I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”