Life was never easy. From my princess-like lifestyle from birth to high school, to the global recession around 2008 which greatly affected my Dad’s industry and business - scrapped almost all that we have, to entering college filled with questions and fear, and eventually graduating in my degree as Cum Laude because I strove hard and held on to my promise for my parents. It’s been a crazy journey and I’m just 22. But all those challenges made me and my faith in God stronger. Parang kaya ko na lahat pagkatapos nun.
On me: dress courtesy of Style Stunner Manila | sling bag courtesy of SM Accessories | sneakers courtesy of PEOPLE Footwear (Available in RES TOE RUN)
Cliche, but I firmly believe that God puts us in situations on purpose. Why our grandiose lifestyle shattered, why we had to experience pain that no one may even understand, why I’m blogging, why I entered a full-time job, why I thankfully ended up with Get Hooked 360. All these taught me lessons that I’ll carry with me forever. All these are God’s great blessings.
Never stop dreaming.
Faced another beautiful milestone just last weekend! With God’s glory and grace, plus the intense support system from the people around me (my parents, my friends, my bosses)… I finally bought myself a new car, straight from my hard-earned money ♥♥♥ Everything’s worth it!
One huge leap for my 22-year-old self! I know I’ve a lot of young readers, and I hope this would inspire you to keep going. Save up and start young. Don’t get disheartened by difficult times, they’re part of life. Work hard, reward yourself. Stay grounded. Never forget your parents, share your success with them. Offer everything to the Lord. :) Nothing’s impossible as long as you embrace all those!