I had lunch with my cousin Maggi and our common friend May Ann and her husband. I haven’t seen Maggi in so long! So, it was a long lunch ’cause we had so much to catch up on.
But this is not about that. This is about realizing how well loved I am. Even more than I expected.
Maggi was in Australia a couple of months ago and she told me that the friend of her high school classmate (based in Australia) who didn’t even know that we (Maggi & I) were related was talking about reading my blog and about my Willow Jewelry. Her friend got the shock of her life when she told her, “Tina is my cousin.”
May Ann and her husband were in LA recently and told me I have a lot of followers in LA. But there’s this one girl who likes you a lot. She wants to meet you when she comes home to Manila.
On my way home I read all my messages that came in while I was having lunch. Since it was a long lunch and I didn’t check my phone the entire time I had quite a few messages to read.
One of the messages was from my niece (who is a PAL stewardess). She told me that she had a passenger who is my follower. Apparently the passenger recognized her ’cause I wrote about my niece before in one of my posts. And her passenger was telling her that she won’t sleep at night until she reads my blog, that she cut her hair when I chopped off my hair, that she knows the name of my driver and my maids, etc. “That’s how much she idolizes you, Tita” my niece said.
Another message was from an old follower who I met last year. She told me that she was getting married and that 2 of her sponsors (abay) coming from 2 completely different generations told her to order her monogram necklace from me. And she congratulated me how my jewelry line is doing good.
When Chuvaness told me how well my blog is doing (and I am now relevant) I had a hard time believing (even if she sent me the stats). It’s not that I don’t believe in myself. And it’s not that I don’t think my blog is worthy enough.
It’s about this group of people way back in 2010 up to 2013 who attacked me every single day in Facebook. Who said so many lies about me, who tried to destroy my integrity, my persona and my being.
If you’re being attacked every day for 3 years (or even more) you sort of begin to doubt yourself. I tried to fight back the feeling and continued what I was doing.
I continued to work hard, I remained to be consistent and I continued to be true to myself.
All my followers telling me how much they believe in me and all these companies sending me their products made me realized being good will eventually win over being evil in the end.
I promised myself to stay away from negative people and eventually I attracted people who lifted me up.
I was so happy to see my cousin Maggi again. And of course May Ann, too, who is one of the most positive person I know.
wearing our new layered tassel necklace!
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