"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
Optimism is what makes waking up to face the day easier but its easier said than done if you're optimism ran out of the window by series of disappointments.
Our daily routines, the jampact part of it and the idle part of it- they all contribute to the way we perceive life. And more often than not, its not by choice that we feel the way we feel about our lives and ourselves.
"I just got lost 
Every river that I tried to cross 
Every door I ever tried was locked 
Ohhh and I'm... 
Just waiting 'til the shine wears off "

Sometimes a little optimism is all it takes to change your entire outlook on life.
After all, optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and of true progress.

If there must be madness and time crunches and chaos in your life, then let there be chaos. But find the strength and stillness to be the eye inside that storm. These things are happening around you; nothing is happening to you.

A recent event that filled me with optimism is when I got invited to NYFW. It was a dream since as long as I can remember and having given the opportunity filled me with all the hope for the future.
When you are optimistic, you tend to give more effort to the building blocks of your success. You get the courage to face the inner demons with power to control them as you please. And you work harder for even bigger success.

Sometimes it takes an event that acts upon us like a bolt from the blue to get us to change our attitude toward life and love. The reasons behind your growing despair might not be the disaster it first appears, but rather a unique experience. Give optimism a chance to change your way of life and let positivity take control. Taking control of your own life is the first step to leading a life free of resentment. Making up for lost time you spent in aggravation and despair will need a lot of hard work.
But its better late than never. 
Don't give in to the forces that arose from something that could be curbed but grown to become something that could change the entire direction of your life. Looking up is all it takes to give your life another opportunity at happiness and success.

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them."

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” 

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Changes are great when you make them of your own accord but when changes are thrown at your face and you have nothing but to cope with the change in the best possible way, it's a little more difficult to not miss the time when you felt more comfortable in your life.
Since "comfort zones" are called so for a good reason.
But if you resist such change or any, being too comfortable in your life- will it lead to anywhere?
Because progress is an important factor in life. We age every second and each of these moments are taking something away from us and offering something to us.
But such is the way the world works.
We must keep moving on.
Treasure the good memories and make more good ones.
If you are stuck in the past, know that if that had been the case before you wouldn't have had those memories either.
The first real change I made in my life could pretty much be called "moving on" in itself.
And I am glad I did it.
We all have such an experience. But for me it was not a person, it was people. People I loved, cherished and grew up with.
There are still few of them in my life, being loved and cherished. But the majority that isn't, I am better off without.
Although it hurts to think people can grow apart as beautifully as they grew close but such is life. Somewhere somehow that red string of fate still follows us.
There's a life beyond the parameter we restrict ourselves in.
There's a life you will cherish, where you will be loved for being just you.
You will get the success you always craved and the warmth of home.
But for all those "changes" you must make a change!
"Keep moving forward!"
Because giving up is painful yet easier than getting back your courage and stand again.
Just because something isn't happening for you right now doesn't mean it will never happen.

Start a new life today! Start where you are, use what you have and do what you can!
Think positive because thoughts are like the steering wheel that moves our life in the right direction.
Make up for the lost opportunities and broken dreams. And chase them till they're real.
What is the purpose of living if not living for something? Some passion that makes you feel alive.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"

Nobody cares how much you've been through unless you are somebody and if have struggled enough, you might even make the success seem easy.

Make the rest of your life the best of your life, only you can make such change.

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"죽음까지 사랑해"
It's a Korean phrase I learnt in university which literally means "Love you to death".
It's a very special phrase to me ever since.
As a child, I was what you could say an undying optimist. I knew everything would be great and life is just one beautiful journey.
As a young adult, that undying optimism kept going into coma every now and then.
There was a time my beautiful world was exploited by the realities of the society.
And I didn't know how to sugarcoat those realities for it to be acceptable wording to the society.

No matter how many walls you built, aggravation gets to you. They keep attacking every sector of the much treasured entities. But if you can somehow overcome this crisis, you will master the art of surviving.
You will be able to make all those positive changes you always wished for.

That's the great price you pay for a much greater reward. Although it's easier said than done, it's worth a shot. 

My most memorable moment, would be every time I get the rush of hope and faith and love every-time I see, hear or even just sit quietly beside my very personal "person I love to death" - my mother.

Because she makes everything alright. She's the reason I survive every time I'd been drowned.
She's my peace of mind, the one who keeps me sane. She gives me the strength to hold my head high and face the world.
It was her birthday on the 15th and the family gathered to celebrate it. Although recently my health's been awful and that is making me more stressed than I should be.

But somehow I knew I'll be fine because there's this amazing person who wishes for my happiness and content.

So if you are going through hell, keep going. Being alone doesn't mean you have to be lonely.
There's a person craving your love more than anyone else in this world and that is you.

Bury the past you don't cherish and let flowers grow where they lay.
Find that kind of peace amidst all the chaos and then you will know, everything will truly be alright.
Everything that is not alright, will feel alright.

Free yourself from every negative person in your life, even if they mean more to you than your happiness. Let them go.
And you will see how your life will take turn for the better. Because when you are with people who are happy in your happiness, your own happiness will mean so much more to you.
Your dreams will seem achievable and waking up every day to face the world gets easier.
 "When divided we stand babe, united we fall."

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