Sunday, September 13, 2009

I Have A Winner!

The winner of my giveaway goes to.........

The 5th person who commented in my blog ----> JAC JEWELRY!!!!!!!! Congrats, Janna! I will be contacting you soon. :) I think this is really funny. Last Sunday I was the winner of her giveaway ( I got a $10 gift certificate to her etsy shop) and exactly one week later, she was the winner of mine! Ha!

Everyone who has taken the time to participate, I hope you had fun. Thank you for sharing your dreams with me. Click here to view all the entries. I wasn't surprise to see a number of similar dreams - To be able to travel around the world to experience life, owning a company.. etc. However, I was deeply moved by two people in particular:

Holly (my blog buddy!) from Hollyrocks says:  ''My dream is to be an awesome teacher who touches the lives of countless children and to never lose touch with my creativity, no matter how busy my life may be. I would also love to travel all over the world, experiencing cultures and lifestyles that are as different from my own as possible so that I can fully understand how small I am as compared to the rest of the planet.'' And Joyti from Indie.Tea says: ''My goal would be to start a school for intelligent yet unprivileged children in India. It would near the ocean, and I would live in a small yet dreamy cottage right near it.....''.

Their dreams have reminded me of why I wanted to be an artist.

1) I hope my art will inspire people from all around the world, in one way or another.

2) I want to travel around the world to bring love and hope to the less privileged children; to let them know that no matter which country they're borned in, how bad their lives 'may seem', everyone has the right to dream. In fact, I think everyone (yes, I'm talking to you) should be brave enough to dream and live their dreams.

3) I enjoyed drawing and listening to music at a tender age. My favorite musical instrument is the classical piano. I remembered having a music teacher in my elementary school who could play the song, 'Right here waiting' by Richard Max so beautifully that I'd always imagined I was the one playing. Sadly, the financial situation at home didn't allow me to take up piano lessons (I was fortunate enough that I get to take up art classes still). Seeing how badly I wanted to learn the piano, my mom said, ''You will have the money to learn it when you are old enough to go out to work.'' Now many years later, at the age of 27, I got my very own piano and is on my way to fufilling my dream! A friend actually asked, ''But, why now?'' My answer was, ''Then when?'' You see, the problem with many people (I was a victim too) is that, we have never taken the time to ask ourselves, 'What would I truely love to do with my life?'' I'm not saying what you can do, should do or must do, but what you would LOVE to do. See the difference? Often times, when asked why can't we do what we would love to, 99.99% of the answers would be ''Oh, I don't have the money.'' or ''I don't have the knowledge/ qualification...'' or better still, ''I don't even have time to sleep!'' You may be laughing at these answers now but seriously, think about this, if you are not going to do what you enjoy starting from now, what do you intend to do with the remaining of your life then? If it takes me 10 years (worst scenario) to master my piano skill, I'd still get to enjoy it for another 50-60 years. So, why not?

A few books I'd HIGHLY recommend to help you through your goals are, 'The Breakthrough Experience', 'How To Make One Hell Of A Profit And Still Get To Heaven' and 'Count Your Blessings', all by the great mentor, Dr John Demartini. (He's my hero!) For more info on these books, pls visit his website here.

Other of my dreams include: Living in a swedish/ cottage-style house with my beloved. Having lots of money so I can help more people/ animals...and the list goes on. For now, I hope I've set you thinking.. All the best. :)

''The purpose of life is a life of purpose.'' - Robert Byrne.


Pili said...

Congrats to Janna!

And big AWWWWWWW at the way the winner was chosen!! You have the cutest doggie everrr (for a boy! the cutest doggie girl has to be my Cinnamon!).

And you are so right!! We need to start thinking about what we really love to do in life and with our life and work on it, you can't just go on enduring what you don't like just because you're afraid of trying to live your dream!

Be brave, life is too short to waste it!

jacjewelry said...

Thank you so much! This is my first giveaway win! I am so excited, and love the pic of your dog! :)

Hollyrocks said...

That's so neat that she won your giveaway right after you won hers. It was meant to be!

Thank you so much for including my comment in this post. I was tickled pink to see that! As for your own dream, I think you're already well on your way to achieving it. If your goal is to inspire people all over the world, let me just tell you that you've got a HUGE fan all the way across the ocean. This is going to sound weird, but I tell people about my buddy in Singapore all the time. I brag about your work and if they're blog-savvy, I try to send them your way. You have touched me so much, and so I want to share your awesome talent and personality with others. Plus you have the perfect mindset to accomplish all of your dreams. I wish you the best of luck with learning the piano, as well as anything else you set out to do. I'm cheering for you, girlie!

Indie.Tea said...

Thank you :)
I think that helping children is a great thing...because they will grow up and create a better world. Instead of giving sympathy alone, you are giving HOPE when you help a child...

9uy said...

You have a great talent and you are doing wonderful things with it. You probably wrote it somewhere in your blog. I really like to know. Who is your greatest inspiration?