A journey to remember

I Love It when Life Gets Easier for Everyone

Posted on: December 9, 2017

Entah kenapa, sejak dulu sampai sekarang, saya tipe orang yang bisa sangat excited saat melihat orang lain sedang bahagia dengan hidupnya.

Contohnya, saya selalu merasa terharu, kadang sampai terasa sedikit merinding, tiap kali melihat teman saya baru memulai bisnisnya sendiri. Ada rasa senang saat melihat online shop milik mereka, misalnya. Dalam hati, saya berpikiran, “Wow, they finally did this!”

Contoh lainnya, saya masih ingat betapa leganya saya saat teman sekantor yang saya hanya kenal sepintas saja akhirnya berhasil melahirkan anak pertamanya dengan selamat setelah sebelumnya beberapa kali mengalami keguguran.

Saya juga selalu excited saat teman-teman terdekat saya akan getting married. Saya bisa ikutan heboh cari-cari vendor untuk pernikahan mereka. Dan ya, saya juga tipe orang yang ikutan meneteskan air mata saat melihat akad nikah orang-orang terdekat saya (biasanya, saya terharu saat bagian sungkeman).

Kemudian malam ini, saya baru saja selesai nonton satu episode terbaik dari Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Banyak hal baik dalam episode ini yang intinya bercerita tentang kehidupan para pemainnya yang akhirnya mulai berangsur baik.

Mulai dari Rebecca yang perlahan pulih dari penyakit psikologisnya.

Paula yang akhirnya mendapatkan pengakuan dari mantan pacarnya soal betapa dia menyesal dulu pernah meninggalkan Paula (I think all girls would crave to hear something like this).

Dan Nathaniel yang kesabarannya mendekati Rebecca akhirnya mulai membuah hasil.

I know that there is no such a thing like a happy ending in real life in a way we will always have new problems, over and over again, as if it never ends. But knowing that things will get better is like seeing the light at the end of a tunnel, isn’t it?

Pada akhirnya saya menyadari… salah satu alasan kenapa saya selalu ikut bahagia saat orang lain sedang berbahagia adalah karena saya seperti melihat sebuah harapan. Masalah orang lain belum tentu sama persis dengan masalah saya, tapi setidaknya, penyelesaian masalah mereka merupakan suatu harapan bahwa apapun masalahnya, pasti akan ada jalan keluarnya.

When life gets rough, believe me, it will eventually get easier. Have some faith and never ever give up on yourself!

Wish you have a wonderful weekend!


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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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