Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June of 2017

It's mid 2017. Wow.

I can't believe time, just flies.. so quickly. Looking back at all my posts, I noticed how young and immature I was. It's actually quite embarrassing reading some of the things I wrote. Hahaha. But, if there was one thing I could learn from the young Bianca, is that, she remained consistent for many years. And that she is raw and authentic. I remember coming across a post I wrote and it basically said "despite the physical pain that I'm feeling right now, I'm still going to blog." I think back then, I was very determined to save these little logs and journals so that my future self can see. I mean, I did have a point. How else was I going to remember the little pieces of my life if I didn't write them down? I never gave a damn about writing proper English. Whatever I was thinking, however I would speak was exactly the way I would write. However, over time, we mature and understand the use of proper English, the way we converse with our peers is totally different. I get it, some things must change. But who are we really? Who am I? Why have I stopped blogging?

That's a question I continue to ask myself from time to time. Well it's maybe because I don't have interesting contents to put on here. Well, it's maybe because no one is going to read it. Well, it's maybe because everyone is living in Instagram and Facebook and Snapchat, they won't have time to read my blog. Who reads blogs anymore anyway?

That was why I stopped. But here and now, I begin again. Not for you. Not for anyone. But for myself.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


.. is the first step to succeeding.

I don't know how often you hear that but if you haven't already heard it, then engrave it in your head.

Oftentimes, us as human beings are too afraid to make changes in our lives. Whether it is waking up early, working out, quitting a job or stepping into a new relationship, it all requires change. A good friend once told me that you'd be motivated to make a change when you start seeing changes. Similarly, when nothing changes, nothing changes.

Well, who can blame our species? Society has raised us to be such close-minded, stereotypical individuals. To simply put it in words, most of us were raised to go to school, get good grades so you can graduate and get a good secured job. Here's the COLD HARD truth no one wants to hear or accept; no one ever grows up wishing they'd have to sit behind a desk from 9-5, sit in 4 hours of traffic a day, miss their child's soccer game just because they're stuck at a job and most importantly (to me), no one ever grows up wishing they'd make somebody else dream come true instead of their own. Unfortunately, our brain is conditioned to conform with the norm.

I'm not mocking school or jobs, please don't get me wrong but know that in accomplishing anything, there has to be an ultimate purpose and goal. My point is this, majority of human beings are afraid to challenge themselves because they've been stuck in a social stigma. Ultimately, this inhibits the true potential of an individual. My story today is about getting out of your comfort zone and to venture out on change.

What would it look like if we all took the road less travelled on? Well, that's easy, we'll all end up at where we want to be. Why? Because we find a way to make it happen.

To sum up 2015 in a nutshell, it was eye-opening. I don't have all day to share with you my journey the whole of last year but I can tell you this, I am thankful I took the road less travelled on. My daily routine consisted of making calls, prospecting, learning, reading, growing, associating myself with people of different values, leading, etc.. the list goes on. I was essentially learning how to build a business through a large company. I didn't give myself a day off because I was so focused on getting ahead. While a lot of goodness came out of it, so did a lot of impurities. I was becoming someone else. The thought of money and success had consumed me and even worse than that, I thought I knew what I was doing.

You see, there comes a point in your life where you don't know what you're doing, you sometimes feel stuck and often question if you're doing the right thing. Ever felt that way? Don't worry, you're not alone.

Not long after,  I began to slowly step back. Not completely letting go because I was afraid I was going to lose it all and be left with completely nothing. However, I didn't allow that thought to hinder me much longer. I took the necessary time off to contemplate life and what I really wanted to do with it. Soon enough, I left knowing exactly what I was going to do with my life not giving a single youknowwhat to what others have to think or say about me. My mentor once told me, "I've never seen anyone leave the business to do anything better." Whop! Here's to bigger and better, with or without the damn business.

Always loved the wedding industry from being my uncle's apprentice back in Malaysia but didn't have confidence in accessing the industry when I came here. Well, told you the business had taught me a lot; taught me how to be confident in chasing my dreams. 

"I can, I will, I did!"

So,  since weddings consists of 99.99% of flowers, I figured why not flowers? Idea sparked about two weeks prior to Valentine's and launched a week before the big day. Cindy (The girl I went through hell and back with also my business partner) and I had no prior experience and knowledge on flowers but through trial and error, we learn to thrive! A lot of money had been invested and it still is for continuous research & sampling. We understand and acknowledge that that's a fact when you start up a business. Nothing about running a business is easy but that's the beauty of chasing your dreams and putting your creative talents to use. Each part of it is thrilling and worth it!

PS// Please go check us out @yourstrulyflowers on Instagram. Website is coming very very soon! ;)

Cliché quote of the week: "We don't ever fail in life, we only learn & grow."
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