Tuesday, 20 January 2015

New Year, New.. Replica? Jealousy?

Happy Friday, everyone!

Okay. So, as much as I always try to remind myself that I am beautiful, smart, unique, blah, blah... there are times when you see someone else and you cannot help but feel envious of their beauty, their personality, or their accomplishments, etc. I would just like to stress that everyone is important to this world and that everyone is born into this world for a purpose. As normal as it may to feel a tingle of jealousy whenever you encounter someone "more successful than yourself", I still feel that an overload of jealousy is quite unhealthy. 

I'll reveal one of the intentions for this post: After coming to university, I felt envious of the many people I encountered- their experience, intelligence, beauty- I met leaders of clubs, founders of clubs, this, that... and the list goes on! How could they be the leader of a society with over a hundred members, be part of the residence council with that position, maintain a GPA of 3.9, have the time to socialize and have great connections built, and be a competitive athlete/musician at the same time? How could...? How...? And the list goes on.

1. Avoid comparing yourself with others. Once you compare yourself with others, you look down on your accomplishments and your value. 

2. Set your own standards and work towards your goal instead of setting a difficult or big goal quickly unless you are capable of achieving it; small steps could build you up to your destination, and you will grow and learn from the experience! The experience might even be the best part next to your achievement!  

3. Instead of comparing yourself to those people, set them as examples or inspirations. Take these 2 situations for example:

  • Situation #1: "My goodness, she is soo talented at dancing ballet- she even has her own ballet studio now. Plus, she's also the manager of that clothing retail store, and she's the founder of X Club!" 
  • Situation #2: "Wow, I'm amazed at her accomplishments and I'm now even more inspired to pursue my own goals."

We are all humans and we all have the capabilities to do anything if we pursue it. Instead of criticizing yourself and being envious of others, think of it as: "if she/he can do it, so can I!" 

Sometimes whenever I encounter an opportunity, I might become skeptical about my capabilities and doubt myself, but you won't get anywhere if you don't try and push yourself out of your comfort zones. I dare you to take opportunities and be motivated- life is too short to think of all the ways situations can go wrong! If you know you will later regret not doing something or trying it, take action and do it now! 

If you have another tip or a story to share about building confidence and overcoming human's nature to comparing self to others, please comment below- it will definitely help inspire others! :) 

Have a happy new year and I hope you will not regret 2015!! :)  

Friday, 9 January 2015

4-Month Break! Happy 2015!

     Hii everyone!! I honestly can't believe the number of months that have flew by since the last time I touched my blog!! Long story short: I flew to London, Ontario for school and I am now officially an undergraduate student at Western University! Can you believe that? Haha.. Anyway, I hope everyone was doing well since my last trace of presence in the blogging world. I actually missed blogging a lot- I enjoyed reading other people's blogs, typing up blog posts, and more! The blogging world helped make me feel more fulfilled. I'm ever so grateful to be back here! 

     Before university, I was always wondering how it felt to be in university and what was the environment like; I had piles after piles of questions for my fellow friends who were already experiencing the life. Now, I am super psyched to share my own experience (I might just be blogging about it more in the next few weeks, actually) and give tips to people! Anyhow, I can definitely feel a more dynamic change from high school to post-secondary, mostly because of my move to Ontario, I feel much more independent, confident, less worried about what others thought of me, and I have more self-esteem. One tip I have is to push yourself outside your comfort zone: sometimes, that's exactly how the magic happens! :) Expect surprises and rewards for yourself. 

     Anyway, how is school in terms of the course work? It varies for everyone as it depends on each person's study habits and whether they're willing to put in the effort to read, study, review, ask questions, and more importantly, maintain a positive attitude in school. I also learned more new ways and tips for me to study, so I'll be blogging about that in the next blog post! :) And a photo here for you crunch upon: my textbooks for this semester- can you spot some Calculus, MOS (Management and Organizational Studies), Psychology, Business, and Economics? :P 

Anyway, my blog is roughly a year and a half years old now and since it's also a new year, I'd like to celebrate a vague timeline of some of my favourite past outfits since the birth of my blog! 

October 2013- Hello, You met a freak (my first ever post, haha)! 

October 2013- Thanksgiving outfit idea! 

October 2013- Thanksgiving outfit idea! 

December 2013- Christmas Outfit!

Winter Wonderland 
Staying classy with a plaid cloak, a structured bag, and a pair of navy wedges with gold accents. 

Girly and feminine with different patterns and textures! 
Adding some edge with the "shirt-over-the-waist" trend! 

Summer- Orange is the New Black! I totally forgot how long my hair was until I saw this photo, haha. 

And I should end off the blog post with a recent picture of myself, of course! Not sure if you remember, but I chopped off quite a bit of my hair (do the comparison from the above photo and the below)! This was actually a few weeks ago before Christmas but I'm sure it will do for now! More to come, of course! :) 

And of course I needed to take an outfit shot!

Frosty the Gingerbread man! 

Well, I hope everyone enjoy their weekend and have a splendid day!! Thanks so much for reading and I can't wait to see what everyone has in store in their own blog! 
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