June 4, 2012

Stop waiting, start creating

A few days ago I was pondering upon my life - who do I want to become? What do I want to do? What goals do I want to accomplish? Where do I see myself in 1-5-10 years? The answers I came up with are, unfortunately, too vague to be put down in writing (C'est la vie). However, I did come to another realization:

ME: What I really want to do with my life is design. I want my designs to inspire people to be better, kinder, more respectful...

My OTHER SELF burst into my train of thought inquiring: What's stopping you, kiddo? 

ME, all defensively offended replied: I don't have any formal design education yet! 

OTHER SELF, smiling smugly, asked: You have ideas, don't you? That would do. 

ME: Ideas are great, but what about funding? How am I supposed to execute them?

OTHER SELF seemed disappointed: To draw a sketch, or to create a small model, you barely need any materials. Stop making excuses!

It took  OTHER SELF to yell at  ME for  ME  to realize that the only thing stopping me from doing what I want, was myself. I could sit all day stressing about the future, reveling in "I have no clue what to do with my life" moodiness, letting my ideas get piled under endless to-do lists... Or, I could get myself together, and create.

Source: Pinterest

What do you think? What do we need to achieve our goals?


  1. Your blog is beautiful! We are mutual ModSquad members. I love your blogging style.

    1. Hi lovely ModSquad buddy! Thank you for the pep talk [: I'm so glad you like the blog!

  2. Aha, I totally struggled with this same inner conflict for a long time (I still do sometimes) but your "Other Self" is so right, don't let doubt hold you back! -^_^- I'm excited to see what you come up with!

    1. Hi Erin!
      Thank you so much for saying such lovely things! How have you overcome doubt?
      Stay tuned, I'm working on some projects as we speak [:

    2. Personally, I've overcome doubt through my faith-- realizing that doubting myself only questions the way God created me. Who am I to question that? I just decided one day that I was going to do something with the passions God put in my heart (because they are there for a reason), that's when I started my vintage shop. I still have a long way to go to achieve all of my goals but at least I've begun. I think your blog is your jumping off point, best wishes on reaching your goals! :)

    3. Erin,

      Thank you so much for sharing! I'm very inspired by your story!
      What inspired you to open your own shop? And where do you see it in the long run? I'm very interested to hear about your dreams!

      Thank you! I first opened the blog to get feedback on my work, but now I see it's potential and I hope to develop it to be more. A lot more [:

      Best of luck for both of us! [:


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