Project Something Beautiful: Balance


“stability of one’s mind or feelings.”
“the way to some kind of peace and personal balance”

I believe that when we feel good about ourselves and believe in our own self-worth, we’ll be a better service to others.  That will eventually lead to a much healthier lifestyle… effortlessly.

I have learned that reaching balance isn’t something that can be achieved in one day or one week, or one month.  It takes discipline, determination and consistency for a period of time, sometimes through a few trials and errors to see what really makes your life “balanced” in your own term.  As I have stated at the beginning of the year (on Instagram), my word for this year is “BALANCE.”  My goal was to create a balance in health, family, social, financial, business, civic, and spiritual.  For this month, I wanted to jump-start on two things (1) exercise, to start my journey to a healthier lifestyle and a balance in health; (2) Networking with other creatives.

My 1st goal didn’t go as well as I would like it to be.  I want to go to the gym so that I can be by myself and have a trainer to guide me in the right direction.  Though I do take walks, runs with the kids here and there, I couldn’t find time for the gym.  This was a month of many unforseen happenings but I’m proud to say for the month of March, I have started to have a morning routine to get some exercise in.  My trainer sent me some videos he thinks that would benefit me since I still can’t go to the gym yet.  Not only that my little girl has joined me as well.

My 2nd goal for February was to start networking with other creatives, to meet them in person, to learn more about what they do.  I am excited that I got to meet an incredible individual who had been in the creative industry for a long time.  She’s a retired stage performer who has a beautiful creative mind and talent.  I wanted to interview her and have more of a one on one with her.  Though that didn’t happen; I’m just thankful that she was able to accommodate and work with what we had.  I got to witness her styling someone while we were there.  Then she styled me and made me feel so beautiful.  I love how she can transform a simple piece into a glamorous one.  She is one incredible individual who doesn’t let life obstacles stop her.  She’s strong, determined and most of all, she’s full of ideas to make women beautiful.  Her motto is “everyone is a star” and she will turn you into one.  I have learned so much from her not just being an artist but also being a person who loves what she does.  Hopefully we’ll have another session in the future.  In the photos below I would like to show you a few pieces that she styled me in and I couldn’t resist.

I’m proud to say that I have been very consistent with some of my 2018 goals personally and professionally so far…

  1. Reading our family daily bible/prayers
  2. Consistently document our everyday life
  3. Consistently participating in weekly insta loops
  4. Consistently participating in our monthly blog
  5. Volunteer and doing community service
  6. Enjoy moments and beautiful things around me
  7. Document our family through videos and pushing my bounderies to learn video editing, I am learning so much and having so much fun.

To do this without the support of my partner in crime would have been impossible.  I’m thankful for having him by my side supporting me and encouraging me.  He is always up for any of my crazy ideas but sometimes he would pinch me back to reality too.

I’m also thankful for God’s blessings on my family.  Everyday they help out and work hard at what they do.

Thank you for visiting my blog, I’m excited to be writing and photographing about “BALANCE”  with a group of talented photographers as part of the blog circle of “Project Something Beautiful.”  Check out Dawn Switzer for per piece describing BALANCE through photographs.  See you next month.

4 Replies to “Project Something Beautiful: Balance”

  1. Just wonderful Thuvan! Congratulations on making progress on your goals. Just as you said, determination and consistency. Keep it up!

    1. Thank you so much Suzi. It felt great to have some time to myself and felt glamourous, most importantly getting to know someone in a more personal level.

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