November 21st, 2015

November 21, 2015


it’s safe to say i’m finally feeling my best now after two weeks of antibiotics and being less productive than i usually am. i feel so great, and when i’m better like this i remind myself endlessly to care for my body and rest when i’ve done enough. the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

one of my goals this week was to finalize the heart of my passion project. the mission, vision, values and objectives of the project and how exactly we’re going to achieve it. yesterday i share my ideas to my sister who works in the corporate world and she starts emphasizing on the financials part of it, as if it was the priority. i understand my project has to be sustainable as a ‘business’ but either way, i tell her that one of our values is that we do everything out of love. every action, every word, every decision will come from the pure intent of love, and although that’s not quite the norm, we want to see where that will take us. love is more powerful than money, that i know for sure. can you already guess what i’m working on?

sometimes the overwhelmingness of it all strikes me hard and when that happens, i stop and breathe for a while. i think of all the dreamers, all the inventors, discoverers, innovators, leaders, respected artists and advocates of all good and profound, or even the most humble of them, those who attempted growth or change in their own little maybe even secret ways — all these legends andΒ game-changers. once upon a time they were also nothing but afraid and i think, ‘wow. how different this world would’ve been if they allowed their fears to swallow them up whole and stop them from going.’ i’m starting to accept that fear is good. it is our privilege to allow all of that energy to push us towards the right direction.

i spent my morning today shooting with jeline and aria — my last for now until after six months. also the easiest and most chill i’ve done in so long. sometimes i forget how taking photographs has become a part of my system now. i will miss all this work and creative shoots. but i should stop acting like it’s a big deal. it won’t be for too long anyway. and let’s face it. taking photographs and telling stories through them will always, always be a part of who am. expect that i’ll still be taking and sharing photos still. and writing more than ever of course, to replace the time i used to use documenting life with my camera.

here’s to more days of life to come and the wild dreams we have on changing the world. don’t stop at nothing!

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  • Reply Jeline Catt (@jelinecatt) November 22, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I’m so so excited for your passion project. I’m sure it’ll be a huge success and I’ll be supporting you in it, every step of the way! I’ve also learned that putting ourselves in an uncomfortable position helps us grow compared to staying in your comfort zone. I’m also slowly starting to accept that being afraid is okay and normal but shouldn’t swallow me up!

    • Reply Chiara November 22, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      jeline, i can’t thank you enough for your love and unending support! words are so powerful, and know that right now yours are making little wonders in my heart, pushing me to keep going. ever since finally meeting you and working with you in person, i adore you even more. i think you’re lovely and i wish to keep growing alongside you throughout this little adventure called life. know that i’m rooting for you and all the good dreams you intend to pursue in the future. i have no doubts on your capabilities and pure heart. so much love x

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