As you mature, you will learn to know that things that you are capable of. Likewise, you will also know your limitiations. At this stage in my life, I have created my own list of strengths and weaknesses. I know where I am good and bad at. For one, I know that I’m good at memorizing (now you know why I am in med school lol) and suck at solving numbers. I know where I would excel and I give my time and effort on it.
But there is one thing that can be listed as both my strength and weakness: disappointing myself.
When I want something, I put my heart on it. I never ever give up. I have disappointed myself so many times though and those disappointments lead me to either sulking or bouncing back. When I fail at achieving my goal, I tend to suppress the feeling and just forget about it. That’s when I erase one strength from my list, and then another, until I am convinced that that’s the limit of my capabilities.
Until recently, I found myself reaching outside my own “made-up limitations”. Kaya ko pala. It’s not everyday in med school that I get a grade higher than what I expected. That feeling of seeing my name next to a line of 9 grade in a major subject was very uplifting. I don’t wanna sound bragging and shallow, but I just want to share what I learned this week: Never limit yourself.
Disappointments are truly downers, but they should never be the reason for you to quit your goals and limit yourself of the things you can and cannot do. Yes, we all have our own lists of strengths and weaknesses, but wouldn’t it be better if we keep on adding more on the former and lesser on the latter? Better yet, make every weakness as your source of determination. :)
That was a long intro… Let’s now digress to my outfit! As you can see, I haven’t gotten over my midriff top craze, but how can I resist a midriff top with cutout shoulders? I love it!
Click read more for outfit details
I’ve already lost count on how many times I’ve mentioned “high yield” for the past week. My med school friends and I would often use these words to pertain to any high quality study material (e.g. handouts, samplex, etc.) or any study-related activity that we deem 100% beneficial for our upcoming exams and quizzes. Funny how I seem to associate these words to just anything! Kind of L.W.S? Last Word/s Syndrome? Nyahaha K. Corny. :))
On a serious note, these words seem to have a lasting effect on me. I thought, “Why not use these words as my everyday mantra?” Do everything fruitfully. Invest big and harvest bigger. These realizations are pretty much timely as I start with my 22nd year. I feel more driven and inspired. It is like making sure that every passing day mattered.
Demmie, high yield version? Sounds good to me. :)
I wore this outfit on our birthday lunch celebration since I still feel like imbibing the “mature” peg. For a change, I didn’t stick to wear-red-on-your-birthday tradition. So, I ended up with a monochromatic ensemble and I felt like I’m wearing my age. :)
Who doesn’t like shoulder cut-outs and midriffs? And to roll them into one is a mainstream extraordinaire! One Lilac surely knows the likings of every fashionista girl! :)
More outfit details after the cut. :)
I purposely opted to wear this ensemble because of the timely happenings. One obvious reason is the UAAP DLSU-UST basketball championship hype. What occurred in Game 2 isn’t the turnout the Thomasian community was expecting. The hunger for win wasn’t there. Though it’s depressing, my hopes are still sky high. :)
The repercussions, though, got me reflecting. The striking words I can deduce from my sea of thoughts are second chance and complacency. I reckon that when you’re aware that you have a fallback, you tend to be overconfident and unconcerned. This kind of mindset subconsciously makes you deliver mediocrity. In hindsight, you’ll realize that a single win only has a fleeting satisfaction. Unlike when it’s a point of do or die, you’re obliged to bring your a-game and to do your best possible. This realization is very applicable to studies, career and relationships. Think of any opportunity as your last. Crush that erratic mindset of complacency. Always give it your all.
So, roar to the times you depended on second chances. Roar to the instances you knew you could have done better. :)
With all those said, this outfit post calls for a power dressing! Midriff top plus a high waisted high slit maxi skirt are so now! Combining them gives you an illusion of longer legs. :)
This is the kind of ensemble that will roar for attention. Good thing Stop and Stare sent us these one of a kind clothes! They have trendy, quality and affordable items! What more will you ask? :)
Read more for outfit details! :)
Black Gold, Black White
If you are from the Thomasian community, then you probably know why I made “black gold, black white” the title of this blogpost. UST Growling Tigers made it to the finals, ya’ll! :D I am a proud Thomasian for almost 10 years already, and when it comes to school spirit, I am definitely oozing with it!
My outfit is just appropriate in showing my undying support! :)
Black, gold and white are colors that exude class and excellence. Incorporating these colors to your outfit doesn’t only make you UAAP finals ready, but also makes you stand out from the rest of yellow crowd by adding a twist to it.
In this outfit I incorporated the colors white for my midriff top, mustard yellow for my high waisted pencil skirt and black for my stilettos.
Click read more for the the outfit details