If ever one day, you look into the mirror and do not recognize the person staring back at you, change.
This is my very first intimate and personal article that I have written ever. And it all started from a year of Murphy's Law. 2011 was probably one of the toughest years of my life. I lost the vital thing any human being could never lose... myself.
I called off an engagement that has been soaked in alcoholic drunkenness. I lost my most beloved godmother. I lost my penthouse condo dream. All these before hitting my big 30.
And then one day when I looked in the mirror, I did not recognize the person staring back at me. I was convinced that the best revenge I could do was self-love.
So preparing for 2012, I decide to find the love that I lost for myself and turn my life around - physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Sure, it took more than 365 days to chin up and sort things out. Sure, there were nights of silent sobbing. Sure, there was excessive drinking. But when I managed to get myself sorted out, I go to bed smiling.
The Physical Therapy - Enhancement of External Beauty
I was on the maximum laser level and the level of pain was... actually, there was no pain at all. Throughout the 20 minutes procedure, I was given a tube that blew cold air to my face so the tingling sensation of the laser was minimal. Doctor Joyce Lim was very gentle and constantly asked if I was in pain.
From the video, you can see that within minutes there is a clear difference in my skin. Watch the video and compare the right and left side of my face. The redness subsided within 4 hours and the depression of my scars were noticeably balanced.
I am still on my second session though but the difference is already obvious.
Wish me luck :)
The Physical Therapy - Religious Skincare Regime
I used to neglect beauty regime because I was young and took the importance of good skin for granted. But now that I am almost 30 years old, a good canvas is not only a privilege, it is a necessity. Thanks to our beauty experts, Jackie Sitoh and Aileen Lee from B2B, who constantly remind me that good skin is necessary to look youthful and feel confident.
With their recommendations, I am now very religious with my beauty regime. Together with my laser and great skincare products, I am on the path to having radiant and smooth complexion.
I am loving the compliments so far from friends and family.
The Emotional Therapy - My Network of Support
The journey of loving myself has been working out very well for me so far. I am a happier person now - I smile and laugh with my whole heart.
It is true that things happen for a reason. If not for the calamities of my life last year, I would not have found a more spiritual Bianca that celebrates life each and everyday.
All because I have learnt to love myself. All over again. Life is so beautiful now. No more worries or tears. No more broken hearts or promises.
Time will heal it all but loving yourself is the first step to recovery. Trust me.