Here's to the first post of 2018, yes I know it is already the end of January... Its crazy how fast time flies... 2017 was hell of a year for me, it was full of struggles, especially within myself and being a full time blogger and student. One thing I am always grateful about is when brands that never stop believing in you, I am grateful to be part of Le Chateau Ambassador again this 2018! It is heart warming when brands builds a long time partnership with you, rather than a short time one post partnership, I really appreciate it when brands want to grow and empower together!
In this blog post, I wanted to share with you some of my struggles in 2017 and what I want to work on in 2018. Although, it is ahead a month into 2018, I already feel a little unmotivated.. BUT you have to keep pushing yourself!
In 2017, Three major struggles for myself:
In the middle of 2017, I realized how unhappy I was with myself and everything around me, I ALWAYS brings out the worst in things and negative towards everything. Somehow, in my life I was just full of negative energy and thoughts... To a point that I think it is hard to smile and be a happy being again.
2. Struggle to appreciate and love myself.
Somehow from the negative energy contributed to a negative attitude towards my own life and being, yes. It was toxic, to be completely transparent with you, I hated myself for everything. Looking at the mirror, I would complaint and find every flaws about myself. Instead of thinking about how far I have gone, I only thought about how much better I could do, I was not "good enough" for anything, and in fact, I was a total "failure".
3. Lust and Materialistic
Yes, we living in social media based world, a generation where brand matters. It sucks to say, but we live in a superficial world. Your possessions determines your stands in the society. In 2017, I found myself wanting more and "better" material things in my life, which I can completely live without. I went through a huge lusting and materialistic phrase in 2017. But, this is because growing up, I started working at the age of 12, remembering working at $5 dollar per an hour.. I looked up to people that was able to afford the nicer things in life, and I told myself I needed to work harder, so one day I can afford the nicer things in life. This is an endless cycle, and it was toxic.
In 2018, three major goals I have set for myself:
1. Finding Happiness
Start to find joy in all the little things, having more positive perspective towards life and myself. Finding happiness in everything and especially happiness within myself.
Do things that makes me happy and finding your true hobbies.
STOP focusing on what could go WRONG.
START thinking about what could go RIGHT.
2. Love Yourself
Stop picking on my very own flaws, appreciate myself and flaws.
We are all humans, flaws are what makes individual unique and different.
One thing I always fail to do is love myself and my body, I always pick on myself for being "fat", but knowing in order to help myself, this is one thing I can change and work on!
3. Buy Less, Buy Smart, Save & Invest
Buy Less. Knowing what you NEED and WANT is important.
Buy what is important and most needed.
There is nothing wrong with make big purchases, as long as it is planned, nothing too spontaneous.
Being a smart buyer is important, that is when you do not let lust and material over ride your mind.
Know what is valued more, and worth more in the long term, as well as do not buy on an impulse, always do research and better deal ahead of time.
Invest, don't just focus on the short term and small goals. Find your bigger investment,
it will be most be most beneficial for you in the long run!
CHEERS TO 2018!
Sweater: Le Chateau
Jacket: Le Chateau
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Jeans: Citizen of Humanity
Shoes: Alexander Wang
More About This Look
Lately, I've been really digging the off the shoulder and camel tones pieces.
This off the shoulder white knit wear is perfect for dressing down and up, for a special occasion or night out. This trench coat style camel jacket, is perfect to add an extra tone into a monochromatic look. I think camel goes well with everything, and give more style to a look. In ordered to balanced out the camel tone of the coat, I paired it with a similar tone colour clutch from Louis Vuitton.
This coat is pretty thick for a wool coat and it is made in Canada, definitely supporting Canada made products!