Happy New Year, dear fellas! It has been a while since my last blog post. 2016 ends so fast and it has been a busy and hectic year. To be honest, 2016 didn’t come as good as I expected it to be. A lot of ups and downs happened in 2016. But hey! it’s normal. Its 2k17 now; brand new 365 days, which means 365 new opportunities.
This is my last #ootd in 2016 and in this post, I would like to share with you guys on what I’ve learned in 2016. So keep scrolling! 🙂
Loving my new personalized clutch from Wear Me Out
In my opinion, classic pumps is something every woman should own. And I’m aiming to get more colors this year. 😀
uukayy, gotta tell you this, a lot of things has happened in my life; both bad and good things. So, here I share with you some of the things I’ve learned last year.
1. I’ve learned that it is okay to fail.
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
I think that it is VERY okay to fail. It means that at least we have tried and learned something from it. Failure is believed to be the best teacher (believe it or not). For me, failure has taught me to realize that the present path I’m on is not the right one. It makes me to push harder to achieve my dreams and goals, but with a new mindset. And more importantly, it helps me to discover new avenues for me to try and explore. Don’t lose hope, just get back up and keep trying.
2. People judge
“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”
I’ve learned that no matter what you’re doing, people will always judge you. I used to be someone who always wants to make everybody happy. And I used to be so afraid to do new things and let people know, because I know I’d be judged for what I’m doing. Before I officially announced myself as a blogger, I used to be so afraid that I made my blog on private. But no, not anymore! I didn’t want judgement to ruin my self-esteem. So, I did announce my blog on my social media and I do what’s best for me. And you should too.
3. Little things matter
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh
It is not your great accomplishments or your big wins that really counts. Instead, it’s the accumulation of the little things in life that matter the most – such as special times with your family, or when a stranger pick up your pen, a good holiday with your friends, or when someone praises you, or when you ordered at Starbucks and the guy put a smiley face on your glass. Pay attention to these little things. 🙂
4. Being an entrepreneur is not as easy as I thought
“Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” – Lori Greiner
Lastly, lemme say that being an entrepreneur in a fashion industry in particular is not as easy as I thought it would be. When I was in my uni life, I used to think that it’s going to be easy to sell anything. I used to think that starting my own fashion label would be nice ’cause I don’t have to go to the office from 9 to 5 and I thought that my working time would be flexible. Nope! That is definitely not the case. I work more from editing to designing to marketing and etc. I’m still learning as I go. Taking baby steps everyday and hoping that one day we’ll all make it.
Despite on all the lessons I’ve learned last year, I always make New Year resolutions every year as a reminder to always improving and never stop learning. I like to set goals what I would like to achieve by the end of the year because there are a lot of aspects in my life that need some improvements, including my diet, work-life, and my well-being. Some of them is to eat healthier, eating less red meat by doing the #meatlessmonday challenge, be more active, reduce stress and do more on what makes you happy!
What is your new year resolutions? Share with me at the comment section below, I’d be happy to see. 🙂
Photographed by Douglas Goh