Just like the weather, changes need to be made to accommodate current situation. It’s imperative! How many times situations happened in our lives and we are the first to jump at the possibilities of new opportunities? How many of us welcomed changes like a breeze? Or perhaps fret at the idea because we are too old to do this?
I have faced many changes in my life. From having a high profile job to not having one for quite a while. From being with my family back in Malaysia whom I am so closed with to just being by myself here in Colorado Springs – got married with a man of 2 beautiful girls and jumped into the stepmom bandwagon. You see, changes are inevitable. You just can’t avoid them. It will happen and come to you whether you like it or not.
You have 2 choices here. Just 2. Don’t be making so many choices that could eventually clutter your mind. Either to embrace the change and improve on yourself by learning new skills etc. or say goodbye to it and continue to what YOU feel comfortable for YOU. Just know that to evolve..you need to change. That’s how science works doesn’t it? – Nawal
I cannot stress how important it is being around people who have done it. Here in LA, for the Blogher Health conference, meeting people who have been blogging and making money from producing endless contents. There I was with my defunct blog… feeling like this tiny ant among the elephants.
I didn’t know what to expect but I knew I just had to be around people who consistently working hard producing content and build a community based on their passion. I needed that push. I prayed for that light. To brighten the path that I should take to pursue this dream of mine. I’ve been out of touch of my art for so long that I had to take myself out of this rut. This was it. That ‘push’.
Listening to motivational videos on YouTube would meant nothing if I don’t take that leap of faith. Packed my bag. Got my friend to come with me. There I was …absorbing like a sponge. Every single thing. I left the conference feeling inspired and aspired to be those up there on the stage giving those monumental speeches. I can be that person. All I have to do is to ….START! -Nawal
Right here in Los Angeles, Santa Monica to be exact, I decided that I no longer wanted to be a 36 year old lazy bum. I have to work towards my dream! I had no idea how to get there yet but all I knew was to wake up, dress up, present myself in a way that I’m happy with and build my consistencies from there.
Sometimes we do drift away. Shifting our focus from what we are darn good at. Especially when we want to experiment what is out there and what else can we do. After doing so, you’ll realize what will make you happy and your life move on from there. In my case, I put off creating and making and that part of me depleted and became very sad. I hated myself for not making things. For not using my hands to create and I ended up just playing around and face the days just being mediocre….that was it! My wake up call!
So from this forward you’ll see my OOTD (Outfit of The Day) pictures with some thoughts. Wisdom that I gathered through observation and experience. Life need not to be boring that’s for sure!! Speaking of which, I’ve never done OOTDs before..like super doing it. My OOTDs somehow have brought me back to my sewing and fixing and revamping the old clothes that I have to make it more…ME. I’m making again!!! I really enjoy these processes as each day I curate and create art. Well I consider putting together a look ..a form of art.
ENJOY and have fun doing your own OOTD’s. You are you! Thank you for being part of this journey. If you can relate.. then this is OUR journey to a better us! Together! Life is great Alhamdulillah!! -Nawal