I contemplated for a long time before purchasing this Givenchy Antigona bag. Reason being that I had already bought one black medium as a work bag a few months ago. In addition, yellow doesn’t pay much compliment to my skin tone. When mytheresa emailed me this as a last piece alert, I started panicking! I knew I would cry buckets if I had missed a chance to get my hands on this! It would look so pretty even just sitting around in the sea of mess in my room. There’s no way I’m not getting my hands on this lady! So after a bout of anxious clicks of buttons and days of anticipation, the pop of yellow happy pill greeted me cheerily on a breezy morning. Yum! I opened my parcel with a dance and knew that I would love this for a perennially long time. Top: Zara | Pants: Style Nanda | Bag: Small Givenchy Antigona in Yellow grained leather | Wedges: Burberry Pardon me for the awkward smile. After two years of running a non-fashion business fraught with difficult decisions, day-to-day worries and endless hours of teaching and hollering at kids, it has been reduced to such a state. On the side note, this was also my Burberry wedges’ maiden voyage. They looked so cordial and pleasing snoozing on my cabinet for months but the moment I brought them out for a walk, they started biting my toes and left me with a few blisters. Gotta work on repairing this discordant relationship now. Have a great mid-week!
Well, I started another venture which is close to heart.
I’ve been tutoring for such a long time and when the opportunity came for me to start a learning centre to help more students excel in their studies, I jumped at it!
It’s not easy opening a brick & mortar business.
I’ve learnt not to procrastinate and take responsibility for everything that involved the business.
For the past 1 year 7 months, I’ve been breathing, eating and sleeping Tutelage (the name of my learning centre). There’s not a day that goes by without thinking about how to improve the business.
It worn me out so much that I gave up Mollylodge (my baby), my social life (quite non-existent to begin with), my free days (even public holidays) and health altogether. I fell and still am falling ill every other week due to lack of sleep or exhaustion from work.
Despite all these, I still love where I am now and I’m really proud of myself for making it this far. My desire to succeed gets even stronger owing to many detractors who did not believe in me. As for those of you who believe in me, I’m really grateful for the belief and will continue to work hard!
Now that business has stabilised, I can finally return to my love for fashion. I’ve gotten into this bad habit of hoarding lots of pretty clothes, bags and shoes to make me feel better for working so hard. Such a vicious cycle I know. Mental note to self: stop hoarding and start wearing them!