Hip hip hooray, 4 years of blogging! I still feel like a newcomer - the one who joined the party late and who still has so much to learn. I don't think it will be until my 5th year that I start to realize maybe I've been at this for a good amount of time. And it won't be until the 10th that I finally accept it.
Nonetheless, great things have happened this past year. Even though I still consider 4 years the tip of the iceberg, I'm honoured to know others recognize more potential in that than I see myself. Every year, it would be a crime not to thank my friends, readers and supporters (are you sick of it yet?); I feel incredibly privileged to have friends who show me so much support.
And at the end of the day, I am privileged. Not because I was born with connections or was one to have opportunities come knocking on my door, but because I've had to yank seemingly closed and unreachable doors open myself. I've seen what hard work can do. I am privileged because I have experienced doubt, adversity and judgement, yet have come out more passionate than ever. Passion is ceaseless and will always serve you well. Follow your heart because those who tell you to go in other directions will never understand how strongly the fire burns within you. Prove them wrong.
Happy Birthday, Red-Soled Fashionista.
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