Today, I’ve decided to share a little more about myself.. Seeing how 2018 is right around the corner, I want to look back and reminisce. Aside from physical characteristics, all lot about me has changed…
- When I was young, I lived in a life that is carefully constructed by my parents. I wasn’t allowed to grow out my hair because my parents were afraid that I couldn’t take care of it. I wanted long hair SO FREAKING BAD. I wanted to have hair so long that it would reach my butt! Now that I’m older, I actually CANNOT stand having hair past my chest. Long hair annoys me. It takes too long to maintain, I shred way too much, and it gets clogged in my bathtub 24/7. Thank goodness I didn’t listen to my younger self and grew hair all the way to my butt! lol!
- When I was young, my parents bought a piano for me. I had a professional piano teacher instructing me 3 times a week. I had to practice the piano every day for HOURS. I absolutely hated it! Now that I’m older, I’m glad that my parents pushed me. You don’t even know how my piano skills have saved my ass! I talked about it during my professional interviews, played it for my friends and boyfriend, and surprisingly, after 6+ years of not touching the piano, I can still whoop up a piece of music with some slight practice.
- When I was young, my parents were strict. Ever heard of “tiger mom?” If not, you’re about to learn something new. Tiger mom refers to mothers, especially Chinese mothers, who push their children to the max academically in hopes that they will do well in school and succeed in life. Study, study, study was all I could ever do. If I didn’t get A’s in school, I would be punished. Now that I’m older and I look back at what she did and why she did that, I understand her intentions. If she wasn’t as strict as she was, I wouldn’t be as ambitious as I am now. Now, I PUSH MYSELF harder than anyone else can.
- I was born left-handed, but since that wasn’t ideal in Chinese culture back in the day, my parents forced me to write with my right-hand. Thanks to my parents, now I’m ambidextrous. I write mostly with my right-hand, but I do EVERYTHING ELSE with my left-hand. I believe that it’s a super cool trait to have and I’m thankful for it.
Sometimes, we all hold grudges to the things we hated during our childhood, but it’s also important to realize that we wouldn’t be who we are now without those events.
“Sometimes bad things have to happen before good things can.” – Becca Fitzpatrick
This post means a lot to me.. Thank you so much for taking your time and reading it! I love you all so much! Have a blessed day and don’t forget to look for your daily dose of happiness~ ❤