Hello there! Do you guys remember when I told you that I have some exciting things that’s keeping me busy as of late? Well, as posted on my official IG acct. One of them is finally out.
In all honesty I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I really am on the cover of a magazine. Yes! What seemed to be a dream for ages is finally a reality.
What was supposed to be a highlight feature turned out to be a cover story. I think Sir Mario, the publisher was quite amazed how I handle things and how I can easily transform from being serious and more business-like to a very kuri, fun and bubbly person during the shoot. (Or so he says) hehehe
Anyway, the magazine will be out next week and I’ve already placed more than a thoudand copies for my clients. Yes they are so supportive and ordered a lot to show their love for me. I am over the moon and ever so thankful as always.
Anyway, aside from sharing this wonderful news to everyone, I’d also like to share what I learned along the way.
I’ve said it over and over again that my circle of friends is rather small. On my birthday dinner ( 2nd celeb) with my family and the kuris with their fam (because we’re actually one big happy family altogether) we had some serious talks over bottles of champagne.
Den my college bff (till now) and Jc the lovey of JCF and Co (my web developer) and beshies were discussing on how some of our so called friends came and went.
Den was saying that in a decade (because I’ve had them for that long now) she almost made a checklist of those people whom she knew were only temporary. Also blaming me for being too trusting and transparent. Hehee.
You see these friends I write about often are the ones who was with me during the lows the highs and throughout the whole roller coaster ride. While others only stick with me when I’m beneficial and when I’m on rock bottom because of their personal interest.
I then came to this conclusion;
They say trying times reveal who your true friends are. I beg to differ though. You get to see who the real ones are when your dreams finally become a reality. Why? Because they are the ones who are actually very excited and extremely proud to see you realize your goals and aspirations one step at a time. They cheer you on and tell you to go get that dream. Some of those whom you thought are true are actually disguised as ‘caring friends’ on your lows. Yet, as it turns out they only stick with you during these times because they’d like to make sure that you can never get back up. When you do, when you soar and achieved more than what you actually imagined, they get mad. They don’t rejoice nor like nor make a comment whenever they see you doing good.
I’ve already gotten used to this scenario. I’ve been stabbed in the back countless of times. It used to hurt. A lot. Fortunately, at this point I only feel grateful that my attitude is not like theirs. Only the people who truly knows me know that fact. I may come too strong to others, over powering at times as they say and yet those who are in my core can attest as to how soft my inside is.
On a different note though as if I am being lifted by The One up above, during the most trying times of my career, these opportunities come knocking and I realize that; when life gives you lemons, you wear a beautiful flowy dress with lemons and flowers printed on it and pose for (a) magazine/s instead. 😉
hehe Finally showing my face without tje emojis. 😅
If you’d like to know more about me and how it all began, pls grab a copy of Brand Magazine next week.