Wednesday, March 23, 2016

All About The Money


Romper: Miss Selfridge | Shoes: Suite Blanco | Bag: Betsey Johnson
Watch: Swatch | Sunglasses: Aldo | Hair Bow: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Watermelon

My former teacher once told me “never follow money. Let money follow you.” I never really understood that quote and now I somehow regret not learning what it meant early in my life. It simply means that you should follow your heart and just do what you desire. Never settle for something just because it can compensate you monetarily. Go for what you want not because there is money involved but because it is what you really want and you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life. Do something you love doing and you never have to work a day in your life.

If only I can go back to 7 years ago I would have listened to my former teacher and just went after my passion. It’s not that I regret where I am now because I do enjoy what I am doing but I could have gotten in this position earlier had I followed what she told me. I went through a phase of confusion and had to walk a winding road to realize my goals and dreams. In all honesty, I already had a plan in mind 7 years ago of what I will be doing when I graduate and what I want to be doing 5 years thereafter. Things didn’t work out because of certain circumstances and because I was blinded by money. 7 months after my first working stint, I decided to quit. It may have compensated me monetarily but it is not what I wanted to do. I dreaded going to work every day. I always asked myself, “why am I here?” I didn’t feel motivated and I didn’t feel inspired. There was no passion. There was no willingness. I did not progress. There was no learning and I felt drained all the time. And because I couldn’t take it any longer, I decided to quit.

It wasn’t until 2 years after that I landed myself where I am now. There are still times when I ask “why am I here?” But at the end of the day my answer would always be “because I enjoy what I do and there is a sense of fulfillment in what I do.” This is why I am disappointed at people who work not because they want the job or because they are interested in the job. I am disappointed at people who work because that is the only available job or because it offers good compensation. Work because you want it. Work because you like it. Work because you are interested in it. There should be willingness to learn and there should be passion in learning. There are other people more deserving than you to be in that position but it was given to you. Compensate the opportunity by giving it passion and the willingness to be the best in that position.

Money should never be a deciding factor if you will accept a job offer or not. Take only if you want it, you like it and you see yourself doing the job. People will see your passion and your efforts to excel. Money will eventually follow.






Romper: Miss Selfridge | Shoes: Suite Blanco | Bag: Betsey Johnson
Watch: Swatch | Sunglasses: Aldo | Hair Bow: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Watermelon






Romper: Miss Selfridge | Shoes: Suite Blanco | Bag: Betsey Johnson
Watch: Swatch | Sunglasses: Aldo | Hair Bow: Forever 21
Lips: Tarte Amazonian Lip Butter in Watermelon







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