Valentine’s day is in a couple of days, three to be exact and well, it’s a day to celebrate love whether with that special someone or with close family and friends. I haven’t ever really celebrated Valentine’s Day, I don’t know why, but I find the commercialization of the holiday to be too much. I read on Independent Fashion Bloggers about a project to write about anything that makes me happy and I thought this was a very nice way of looking at this holiday of love.
What makes me happy? Many things. For one my family and close friends. They have stood by me through thick and thin. They have watched me fail and instead of berating me, they only had words of encouragement for me. Those who put a smile on my face every time I think about them. The ones who motivate me to work hard and follow my dreams. I met some of my very good friends while living in India and some I’ve had since my school days. They make me happy.
Someone’s Watching over me~Hillary Duff
Fashion and all the wonderful people I have had the chance of exchanging ideas with. I’ve always loved fashion. Ever since I was a little girl, I’d design and make clothes for my dolls. In the course of the years, I kind of let my passion for clothes, accessories and beauty take a back seat. But after discovering fashion blogs and rekindling (actually it was more like a nagging feeling deep inside me) my love for fashion and a lot of encouragement from my closest friend and my younger (yes younger!!!) brother and sisters, I started my blog. It’s not easy having a blog and coming up with regular content is hard. There are days when I don’t feel up to it but I always remember to push myself. Since there is no-one else managing this blog but me, I know that if I don’t do it nobody else will and I have to be responsible enough to give my readers regular content.
I have also learnt so much since I started my blog. I’ve learnt many things about the fashion industry. I’ve learnt to appreciate other people’s style choices. I’ve also learnt quite a lot about myself, for instance I’ve discovered that I enjoy styling and I’m getting to be pretty good at it, and I am so happy to find something that I enjoy that I know I can make a living out of at some point.
Simple things in life make me happy. A smile. A hug when I’m feeling down. Taking a walk and admiring and sometimes marvelling (walking along Indian streets is a very interesting experience!) at the things around me. Being where I am today knowing how much I and others have struggled to help me be here. Good music, I don’t know where I would be without music. Good food. And discovering and experiencing new things. I think in a nutshell these are the things that make me truly happy.
What makes you happy? During this season of love, whether or not you have a special guy or girl in your life, stop and think about love and what makes you happy. Carry these happy feelings with you everywhere you go so that you don’t get overwhelmed by the challenges of everyday life!
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