Inspirational Quote: 2013 in review. "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears." Nelson Mandela
2014 is almost here and it is time to review the past year, thank for our blessing and forget the problems, evaluate our achievements and analyze our failures.
For me personally 2013 was a year of change and growth, a year of search and discovery. I've spent most of it living in London, studying journalism and interning as an editor, completely immersing myself in what I love most - fashion. I've learned that you can be lonely or bored among millions in a city full of opportunities, but only if you let yourself be. I've learned once again that hard work and courage always pay off. But most importantly, I've learned that fashion really is my calling, my happy place, my biggest dream.
There's one thing London gave me that no other place did, the feeling of infinite possibility, the assurance that nothing is impossible, that I can do it all!
I've had people tell me my dreams are too big, too far, too scary, unattainable and untouchable. I've let myself believe it more often than I'd like to admit. I've let it get to me, pondered over it and brought myself down. But no matter how hard I've tried, I could never accept it. I could never accept that I won't be part of that world of beauty and inspiration that fashion is. I could never accept I would do anything different from pouring my thoughts through my fingertips, letting them form sentences and paragraphs for me to write and re-write in a restless search of perfection.
I've realized it is not failure that I dread that most, it is the fear itself. The fear to try and give it all, to put everything on one card and jump. What I dread the most is to settle, to reconcile, to give up my dreams and myself. What do I have to lose really? I can either jump or always stay on the edge and wonder what if...
As Nelson Mandela once said ...
You can achieve it! You can have it all! You just have to try and try again! "It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela