Monday, February 27, 2012

Inspirations & what's not

The fun of blogging for me is jotting down the memories in my daily life and looking back at it years later. My passion of blogging started at 2009, after a year of loyally following some of my favorite blogs. Back then, I only followed few blogs, everyday refreshing their pages waiting for updates. Reading their thoughts and life had inspired me in so many ways, making me believe that passion can bring you success no matter what educational background you’re from.

The first blog I’ve encountered back then was thatgirlcynthia. I read about it in CLEO and it got me hook. Back then Cynthia was still a student but already started to manage business by selling off her unused clothes and been doing some freelance jobs for extra income. The passion for fashion drives this ACCA student to start up an online retail business, An Old Flame . I once read that Cynthia was torn in between getting a secure job and chasing her dream. In the end, she chose what made her happy. Not only she’s managing her online retail and work behind the scenes, she’s also a freelance writer. Cynthia plays as hard as she works. She makes me believe that one should work hard and play harder. Who says whoever party all night long and get wasted will never be success? Bullshit. Her schedule may be busy but she knows how to chill out with a glass (or two) beer and good music. 

Gotta love her alter ego tattoo

Another blog that I'd been frequent a lot, if not everyday for the past years is Proud duck. Who doesn't know Vivy Yusof, the founder of Fashion Valet. I've read her blog since she was a law student till now, a success entrepreneur. Who say you have to be what're you're studying at uni? She's law graduate but find her way in construction business and build a platform for all the shopaholics out there to get to know more local designer through her online retail site, Fashion Valet. This girl proves that nothing is impossible if you set your heart to it, doesn't matter if you need to start it from scratch. And you don't have to give up what you love the most (read: shopping) to provide food on the table. She's success, she's low profile, she's the inspiration for youngster out there. And she's funny too. This beauty with brain writes too. Do check out her article in The Star occasionally. Sometimes, I wonder how did she manages everything. Such a wonder woman.

Another blogger that I look up to is definitely Joyce, the ultimate fashionista, great traveler, amazing writer and the star of a party. She works harder than anyone else, juggling all sort of projects (you can read it here) and yet she still make sure she lives her life to the fullest. She's the girl whom never afraid to try anything new. I really admire here free spirit, I envy her travelling experience, Joyce had left her foot prints in far too many places. She's the girl that can work all day and party all night. And she cooks too. How's amazing is that? I'm not just talking about your everyday dish, her dishes were those of Nigella's recipes and she cooks for big group. She definitely living it up her best. Her spontaneity got me in so many ways. We only live once, might as well live your life to the fullest. What's the point of saying no now and regretting in years later when you already miss the chance. You know, some opportunity just knock once in a lifetime. But be smart in choosing what you're about to do, follow your heart but make sure your head agrees too (well, at least trying to agree).

Whenever I feel like I couldn't do it all at once (be it work or personal stuffs), I always remind myself that if these ladies can pull it off, so do I. There are times when I feel like the world is against me but I told myself to look at the bright side. Everything is ain't too bad if you know how to be optimistic. Don't be too hard on yourself, let loose and just enjoy. So when I'm down, I blast my music, make myself a cup of drinks and starts blog-hopping or rereading these amazing bloggers posts from their earlier days just to get myself inspire. Hope you are inspires too!

Go and do anything that you'd been putting off 

By the way, the pictures used in this post are all taken from their respective blogs.

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