Small wins

I never brag to anyone about what I have achieved in my whole life (so this is not for bragging), and I do not wish anyone to hype me up either because I am so used to do anything alone by myself (but I am very welcome and more than happy to get praises or congratulations from people!), however I think if there is anyone that should be proud of me and how far I have walked, that person should be me before anyone else. You are more than welcomed to be proud of me (wink).

Despite all of the tears and sweat and blood, also the happiness and sweetness of everything in my life, I owe all of this to my Great Father in heaven. Without him, I would not be able to be here by now.

Here are small wins in my life that kept me going forward (in no particular order, and the list could always go on):

  • I won modelling and fashion show competition when I was three
  • I ranked in the top three since elementary school to junior high school (most of the time)
  • I entered & graduated most wanted private vocational school in Jakarta
  • I got perfect score on national exam in math since elementary, JHS, and SHS
  • I earned money from my very first job when I was in junior high school (around 13 or 14 years old)
  • I bought food for lunch and dinner by myself since I was 12 years old
  • I am the only kid in my family but I am independent and do most things by myself
  • I stopped asking for pocket money since I was 15 years old by working part time and selling snacks at school
  • I adapted well through ups and downs of life ever since I remember
  • I always got back up after knocked down by waves of life
  • I cried, healed, figured things out, mostly alone by myself and never bother anyone
  • I bought my own phone at the age of 16
  • I went to school all by myself since I was 12 years old (riding bicycle at JHS & bus at SHS)
  • I paid my own tuition fee a few times when I was in SHS
  • I started study & paid college tuition by myself when I was 20 years old
  • I handled events at my workplace quite well (learned from mistakes when I was at school handled events)
  • I lived well in the middle of a forest for work, even if it was my first time living far away from my parents at the age of 17
  • I won English News Reading 3rd place at sub-district (kelurahan) level & 1st place at district (kecamatan) level
  • I studied and became better at English by myself (joined english courses for a while but didn’t have any progress, and stopped due to financial issues)
  • I paid my own Mandarin course since 2019 and slowly started to become better at it
  • I scored quite high for HSK 3 and HSK 4 examination
  • I maintained my GPA over 3.5 even when I’m studying and working at the same time
  • I paid my own rent since I was 21 years old
  • I travelled alone for the first time to Bandung on 2019 and a lot often after that
  • I started traveling overland and overseas for work since 2018 (at the age of 17)
  • I landed a job at an international company by the age of 21
  • I took care of myself well by eating healthier, fixing my relationship with foods, and exercise more regularly
  • I succeeded hiking Merbabu mountain at the end of 2022 and see the beauty of God’s creation once again
  • I was trusted to handle some projects and events at my workplace (and handled it quite well despite the very sudden notice and pressure)