Come January and the usual chatter about ‘new year, new you,’ self-improvement, change, and resolutions begin to appear everywhere. All you probably think about is your self-imposed shame, expectations, and expensive gym memberships. And if you believed every piece of information you read, all it would take is the clarity of January to nudge you to achieve all your goals.
But let’s be honest, much of this is usually rubbish. Happiness is not measured by expensive face treatments, or designer bags, or luxury clothes, or even crazy diet plans. Besides, we’re always living in a dynamic world where change is the only constant. We make mistakes, learn from them, and go about negotiating the world around us.
However, there is something to be said about January and the concept of a ‘new year, new you.’
Just as the word it comes from (Roman god of beginnings ‘Janus’), this month pushes us to reflect on what we left behind and what to expect from the future.
It gives you a sense of hope that the year will be different. That it will take you to greater heights; that it will allow you to see yourself in a new light. The month gives you hope that you can pick up the pieces from the past and conjure up a new you.
And while hope is great, you still need a tangible deadline to work on your resolutions. However, you need to remember that just like diets, they are often hard to keep alone. It’s therefore, a good idea to have a friend who can help you out so you can keep your most stylish foot forward. They’ll ensure you are not only on track, but also equally motivated.
Luckily, we have just the ‘friends’ you need. These influential Asian millennial women can inspire you to follow your own dreams so you can achieve your ‘new year, new you’ goals.
From Singapore-based fashion influencers such as Jemimah James Wei, to the multi-talented Preeti Pls, to Filipino body positivity champion Ciari Luna, among others. All these influencers have made a difference in their own special way, and they are the ones who should look upto for inspiration.
These Millennial Asian women represent their generation, their gender, and their culture, and make for the best role models. They speak up, strive harder and know that the booming world population has much to learn from them. Do it yourself, do it well or don’t do it all—this is their motto. They are, thus, giving the world what it needs most: aspiration and powerful role models, something we need in 2019.
Most importantly, they prove that when women uplift each other, they have the power to change the world.
So, how do you start following your dreams in 2019?
Well, we’ll be documenting and celebrating their journey so you can get all the inspiration you need. Read all about these #Hustlers leading a #NoFilter life and follow their life story to feel inspired and work towards your own goals. Use their stories to your advantage because each of these talented women will inspire and push you to be your best.
So here’s to 2019. To the year you achieve your #NoFilter goals and become your own amazing self.