Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your work displayed and appreciated whilst leaving other people curious of who’s the brainchild behind the artistique piece they’re staring at. I haven’t felt that yet because I’m on the web side — not the kind where people can see my designs in the outskirts of town, everywhere and anywhere, even without the internet. So as I scan through the pages of the stacked print collateral we have for this well-known brand, I felt inadequate. Awe-inspiring layouts and designs that I believe I can also execute if I put the technicalities behind. I’ve tried print — but it’s nothing compared to this big project I’m leaning forward to. Years from now, can I be more than just a web gal? Who knows.
I had the bumpiest, rough, flight. The captain announced on board that we crossed a 30-minute thunderstorm, and the turbulence was crazy and sickening that others started throwing up. I tried my hardest to take a nap and the next thing I know when I rubbed the sleep from my eyes was this — the sky fancily greeted me with lovely clouds. Pilots are indeed heroes.
Ya’y! I’m back. Please someone kick my lazy ass up and remind me I still have a luggage to unpack and a room to declutter. The heat is so on that I’ll be a total shut in during day offs! Hello 40° *faints*, bye outdoors.
This photo, this place, this moment. This is where it started — everything has changed. That phase in my life where I gathered myself to come up with a decision — a decision I never thought that will lead me in my present state. Where I risked everything, let go of what other people would think about me, shrugged other’s opinions and turned a blind eye, braved out and ventured what’s ahead of me as I chase my own dreams and self-fulfillment. I’m glad I was able to say "oh well" than "what if", because these experiences made me realise a lot, appreciate what’s there and not there, felt independent, understood what it is to be on other people’s shoes, opened my eyes and heart to greater things that led me to become stronger and braver. I wish everyone else will have the courage to take a leap of faith on what’s indefinite. To feel what exactly it is to live the gift of life that was given to us and not just take it for granted by wasting every ticking hour on guarding ourselves in fear that we might get hurt and feel disappointed. We’ll never know when He will turn the tables for us, not because we asked for it, but because we deserve it.
July Haul + Ombre
Impulsively shopped yesterday, 4th of July, after work because I’ll be flying back to DXB soon.