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Why Be Great?

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” – Socrates

In the past few weeks I have been throwing around the word “great” quite often.

Be great!” “You’re great!” “Simply be great!” “Don’t be afraid; just be great!

Then I was finally asked why? Well, why not? In the past I spent too much time focusing on the old and not enough time focusing on the present, on the new. I didn’t realize that it diminished my ability for greatness. It stumped my capacity to achieve greatness and simply made me stuck. I became depressed and lived day by day wishing I could go back to fix where I believed it all went wrong.


One day I woke up and looked around me… I realized that there is a lot that I should be grateful for. I realized that life is merely but a puzzle that I have to slowly piece together. I realized that there’s no other version of myself that I rather be than the version that is simply great and thus, this blog came about.

It’s time we all start accepting ourselves for who we are with our flaws, mistakes and failures. We need to realize that despite of it all, there’s nothing else we can do but grow because greatness isn’t defined by our accomplishments, but by our self-acceptance and belief in our potential to succeed and achieve whatever we put our minds too.

I have two quotes that I wake up to everyday:
“Write your own life story.”
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it”

So here it is: I am not telling you writing your own life story will be easy. I am telling you that writing your own life story will be worth it, if you simply believe it. Therefore, do yourself a favor and SIMPLY BE GREAT!

DYI Painting

I have always wanted to try a DIY project but for some reason never got around to it… and since this year is all about trying new things and expanding my horizons, I figured this would be the perfect time to give it a try.

I wanted to make a unique gift for my friend and thought about making her a painting. I am not much of an artist so wanted something simple like a quote. I did some Pintrest research to see if I could find something feasible for my creative skills.

I ended up finding an awesome idea that didn’t require much:

  1. Canvas (whatever size you want your painting to be)
  2. Acrylic paint (colors you want your letters and background to be)
  3. Paint brushes (the sponge ones work just fine)
  4. Sticker letters (the size you want your quote to be)
  5. Modge Podge (only if you want your painting to have a glossy look at the end)

This is how my painting came out: 

Step 1:

Get a canvas and paint the entire thing the color(s) you would like your quote to be:

Step 2:

Let the paint completely dry and add on the letters spelling out whatever you want the painting to say:

Step 3:

Paint on top of the letters:

Step 4:

Wait for the paint to completely dry then peel off the letters (you can use your hands:)

Step 5:

Lastly, if you want, you can modge podge the painting for a glossy finishing touch:
IMG_0438Simple, cute and it didn’t take much! Now, that’s my type of gift!