A journey to remember

Someday I Will

Posted on: September 26, 2008

Waktu kecil, gue pengen banget bisa nyetir mobil gue sendiri. Gue juga pengen tinggal di apartemen gue pribadi, dan bisa jalan-jalan ke luar negeri dengan uang gue sendiri. Tapi waktu itu, gue masih belum tau udah gede nanti mau kerja sebagai apa…

Setelah kuliah, gue jelas tau bahwa gue harus punya cita-cita yang konkret demi mencapai itu semua. I need to be something to afford them all right? Sampai satu per satu impian yang akan gue kejar itu mulai muncul satu per satu…

Waktu dosen audit gue bilang gue cocok kerja jadi auditor, gue memutuskan bahwa gue akan kerja jadi auditor setelah lulus kuliah nanti.

Lalu waktu dosen gue yang lain cerita tentang prospek karier di KAP Big Four, gue juga memutuskan bahwa gue akan berjuang untuk menembus satu dari empat KAP raksasa itu.

Dan waktu gue melintas di kawasan niaga Sudirman… gue bertekad di salah satu pencakar langit itulah gue akan mencari nafkah.

The time goes by, sekarang gue udah lulus kuliah, dan udah tiga minggu gue memulai karier sebagai auditor di Ernst and Young; salah satu KAP Big Four yang berlokasi di Gedung BEJ Sudirman…

Alhamdulillah satu rangkaian impian gue sudah tercapai. Sekarang, gue akan kembali mengejar impian gue semasa kanak-kanak…

Someday I will ride my own car

Someday I will live in my own apartment

Someday I will go abroad with my own money 🙂

Wish me luck yaa guys!

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I used to read a quote written by my former lecture saying that even a bad decision would always be much better than no decision at all. It reminded me of the decisions I put on hold and I asked myself, “What prevents me from making all those decisions?” I could instantly listed down many personal reasons that didn’t even sound good to myself. So there I made a couple of decisions; the good ones and the bad ones, and apparently it was so true: even bad decision was still better than no decision at all. First of all, it helped me to move on. I no longer waited for this and that; I made decisions and I started to make the actions. It also gave me a peace of mind knowing that I owed nothing to anyone, not even to myself. And most importantly, all those decisions made me learn, notably the bad ones. It’s not that I intentionally made a bad one, but well, how did I know my decision was bad until I gave it a try? Ever since the day I decided to stop putting my decisions on hold, my life felt a lot lighter and I have never been more proud of myself. Other people might not be happy with my decisions, but I only do what I’ve got to do and they can’t blame me for having courage to do the things they’re not willing to do. If it holds me back and nobody wants to make the call, then let me do the honor. It’s actually that simple, and again, it sets me free.
My biggest career goal is always running my own business. I have been an entrepreneur even since I was a seven years old. I was never hesitate everytime I saw an opportunity to earn some cash to buy toys and comic books. Graduating from college and starting my first corporate job has stopped me from doing my own business. I was too busy to do something else beside my main job. I tried to run a small jewelry business but then I got bored. I came to learn that if I want to start a business, I have to do something bigger. But of course, a bigger scale own business will also require a bigger effort! The comfort of corporate job made me decide to postpone starting a new business until at some point, it was no longer comforting to me. I still remember one night I went home feeling extremely upset with my boss and I just told myself, “I can’t do this forever. I can do much better than working for a jerk.” Right at that moment, I decided to start my biggest dream: starting my own business. Not so long after that, @thelenstory was born.
There is this one little secret about @thelenstory. There was one particular guy who made me fall deeper with photography. He was so talented he could make an old dirty lamp look beautifully glow in his pictures. I still remember that day on a boat, he took pictures of me and he smiled behind his lens. That kind of smile that made me feel the prettiest girl on earth. I didn’t know why but I just loved seeing this guy holding his camera. I even still loved it when he took pictures of me with his grumpy face! At the end of the day, The Lens Story is way more than just a girl who fell in love. The ups and downs, and all lifetime savings that I’ve spent have been the greatest leap of faith I’ve ever taken in my entire life. That one guy from my past was just a starting point. He was my inspiration, he made me believe that there were many hidden talents like him out there and I would be more than happy to help them start their professional career in photography. That was the very beginning story on how my start-up was born, and to me, that will always be one of my favorite stories to tell.

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