- If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it.
- If you do not ask, the answer will always be no.
- If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place
I often got this compliment these days - “you look so pretty now” - to which I often replied, “You meant I was not pretty before? Or I just looked pretty but not really pretty?” to which they would scramble probably for an answer much more appropriate, if there is any.
If there is a description I would like to hear, it had to come from my 12-year-old niece telling her friend, “You have to meet my Aunt Zana. She is brave and beautiful. She had been to many countries and we used to Skype every day.”
See the precedency of the choice of her word? She said brave first. This girl will never have priority issues, I can assure you.
Being pretty is never important to me. I was not born pretty. That would mean during my younger days, pretty girls my age could get what they want by just acting cute, while I had to work harder. Of course there are also pretty girls who work just as hard as I was.
I am content not being described as pretty. I am my father’s daughter, I am brave.
|Me:||You could impress me with your prototype.|
|Me:||Let me inspect your element.|
Sometimes you realised that you already had someone or something that inspires you but you just forgot (maybe it is just me) - I call this ‘accidental fangirling’ sans the flailing hands and screeching screaming voices. For instance, today I realised I had read mostly all books by IDEO on creative and design thinking (my favourite subject) and that Amelia Earhart had been my muse all along based on these two facts by itself:
Do you have plans for the weekend?
— Danielle LaPorte
Flipped someone the bird (again) for having the audacity to wolf-whistle me. Mum was bewildered. Somewhere up high in the heavens, a Feminist Goddess is proud of me (and I know my dad is too).