• Elyssa Mae

One Shoe Can Change Your Life

It all began with one little idea.

This summer, I had a visit from my fairy godmother. Not just any kind of visit, but a visit filled with knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.


During that time, I was in need of that spark which I like to call - momentum.

I was questioning every single aspect of my life over again and had to resolve the mystery puzzle that I once built. Living with certainty has always reassured me until I had nothing left to believe in. Even hope.


The taste of agony reminded me of 2015, a year that I dreamed of slipping forever.

It was too strong to withstand, and I was constantly trying to figure out how I will be able to overcome the setbacks in my notebook. I could already see it - the downward spiral.


I consider myself as a “Wildflower” - a free spirit that travels the universe.

I made it to Hong Kong, Paris, and Cebu. However, these cities did not meet the self-fulfillment that I was searching within myself, therefore, my odyssey was fruitless.


Being open to working anywhere in the world has been a once in a lifetime experience with lasting consequences.

I had to find myself again. I set myself free. Lost is a lovely place to find yourself.

A change of direction would mean starting all over again, and this was always the case.

I am grateful for the support I received from my family and friends, but the reality of choosing to be a scapegoat of society can restrain your true self of being the change that you wish to see in the world.


All of these unique cities have left a mark on me, and I will always remember the life-changing experience I have encountered to make me the person I am today.


As luck would have it, my fairy godmother was able to reframe my vulnerability to distraction, passivity, and self-doubt. She made me understand that the choice to move forward is always better in the beauty and repulsion of life.


There is no harm in trying everything. The challenges of success will eventually bring you to where you should be. Do not rush because anything worth having is worth waiting for.

What is meant for you, will reach you even if it is beneath two mountains.

I have always believed that you should make good use of every opportunity that is designed to be instrumental in your personal development, conduce to professional satisfaction, and widen intellectual horizon.


You have to treat opportunities as a series of stepping stones for your career and personal life. Especially in difficult times.


After this chapter, my fairy godmother raised a remarkably interesting question.


“Have you ever considered a career in the sky?

I believe you will make a great flight attendant.”


With the sound of silence, my mind began to wander. What if, and why not?


Oh, HK's Flagship Airline.

This is where our paths crossed for the first time.

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