In life, we either wait for things we desire to come our way OR we stand, make a move and chase them ourselves. A year ago, life was different. Most of my time was spent lounging in the couch watching TV, surfing the net for anything nonsense and doing all things that weren't significant. There were days heavily spent daydreaming in class, looking at billboards as I unluckily get stuck in traffic and walking around in a daze wondering how those girls ended up in posters of shops.
I dreamt of numerous things--becoming an interior designer and appearing in magazines are just a few. I had a goal in mind which was to grasp whatever dream there was within reach. I couldnt afford to fritter the time away so I moved and worked my ass off literally to be as close to it and now I have held some already.
I wished, hoped, believed and achieved. Dreams do come true, I can attest to that.
SOUL has given me the opportunity to influence other girls, not just in fashion but also in inspiring them to dream and follow whatever they desired. Who knew I would reach this? I was just like everyone else. I used to pass by the store, browse, drool AND buy, when my savings allowed me to. But God was very kind to let Mimi (the lady behind SOUL) find my blog in a random foreign site, German if Im not mistaken. Had the chance to work with her and Jun, as well as Aidx and James. And in my 3-week Davao vaca, I brainstormed, planned and cooperated with them all. It was a journey full of inspiration, laughter, outfit changes, after midnight texts (our brain cells worked best at that time), food (my fave was dinner at this Chinese resto where Aidx & I got to eat jellyfish for the first time. Or was it really jelly fish, Jun?) and not to mention, SWEAT. Lots of perspiration people, but worth it!
It was my first legit brand collaboration but I never looked at it as a project, but a fruitful experience worth cherishing.
Tomorrow is a day when all hard work invested in the TWR x SOUL collab finally pays off. My first ever billboard will be up at Gaisano Mall Davao. I am stoked and sad at the same time. Stoked cause this has always been one of my ultimate dreams and now I have the chance add it to my dream chest, and sad cause I cannot be in my hometown to see it myself. Will be relying on your photos guys so if you have the chance to take one, please do and tweet it to me!
Wow this post is getting very lengthy, I apologize. I will cut it here and let you guys have a great 11.11.11 night. Thank you for sparing your time reading this wordy post. :)
btw, watch a BTS video for the Big B. shoot!