The title to this post probably doesn’t make any sense. But let me explain.

I woke up today to a horrible email from my bank: I went over my credit card budget this month which doesn’t help my depleting bank account. Needless to say, I was bummed out and completely uninspired. Frustrated, I picked up my spatula and whisk, and baked away in the kitchen. Double Chocolate Ginger Muffins..yum.

Double Chocolate Ginger Muffins

Okay, I’ve to say this. There was hardly any trace of ginger in the final product but you know what? It’s okay, I tried. I experimented and it failed, and it’s not the end of the world yet!

The past three years have been a tough struggle for me as I tried to figure out what I want to do in my life. I have hit countless roadblocks in my career path which led me to move from Vancouver to Toronto to the cruiseship and back to Toronto. Right now, I have no idea where I’m headed. Is it frustrating? Hell yea, it is. But this week has been incredibly uplifting for me, albeit the credit card email.

My dad emailed me a few days ago, asking me about my job situation. I gave him my usual reply that I was still looking around and he told me:

Don’t worry my dear , you will get one if you continue to apply.
Take care and don’t stress too much.
Now I am already 62 so life is short therefore must enjoy and don’t bother too much.

Tears sprang into my eyes almost instantaneously. My parents have been nothing but awesome and supportive since my graduation in 2010, financing their daughter through the ups and downs in her life.

Let's take a walk on Hope Street.

Let’s take a walk on Hope Street.

Today, via Twitter, a dear friend sent me a message, ordering me to kick ass and not give up hope, and that he is looking out for me. Later on at a networking event, my ex-boss told me he believes that I’ll be working with children and women soon, whether in the field or at a HQ, but I’ll get there. Only because I’m persistant and determined, and haven’t given up on my dream.

In those turbulent days when we are down in the dumps, it’s extremely comforting to realize that you’ve a great support network around you. This only comes to you if one is willing to open themselves up to possibilities of any sort. I have my high days, and my down days, and in all honestly, those down days make me realize how fortunate I am — in a way that those high days would never allow me to see it.

This post might sound like a little rant, but thank you to all of you who have been providing me with the moral support throughout these three years. And to my parents, thank you is never enough. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

P.S. I’m shedding some tears now. Everyone has touched me in so many ways, and this is my inspiration to push forth with my dream. I love you all.