Being Grateful

Another personal growth project for 2019 after the Rejection TherapyI launched earlier. You may not know, each year I try to volunteer for a non-profit organization or charity, except for donating or contributing my skillset. In the past, I was a young patron at Asia Society, a child sponsor at Save the Children, and currently, I’m sitting on the board of The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) as the young executive board chair. But those don’t count when it comes to volunteering. Because I also want to help on the ground. Helping on the ground often makes me realize how much I already have in my life and how fortunate I am.  So instead of feeling it and being grateful once a year when I volunteer on the ground, my mom encouraged me to write what I’m grateful about every day.

Summer Y.L.

So each day I will update and list at least 3 things I’m grateful about, starting from today.

Jan 24, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because The Riviere Agency started my first NYFW fitting for this season.
  2. I’m being grateful because Bill Blass provided me with some gorgeous clothing.
  3. I’m being grateful because Bold PR has hosted me very well.

Jan 23, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Kelsey and Steven from Paddle 8 are so helpful when we visited the site at The Harvard Club.
  2. I’m being grateful because Jennifer from The Harvard Club is so helpful.
  3. I’m being grateful because my friend Diana asked me to get together.

Jan 22, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because my neighbor Karen kept my keys for me and she gave it to me today when I locked myself out.
  2. I’m being grateful because my friend came to pick me up in the cold when I locked myself out.
  3. I’m being grateful because people said hi to me and waved ro me although I don’t know who they are.

Jan 21, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because NuWa Marketing has a new bebe to join us, and her name is Summer, too!
  2. I’m being grateful because Summer has been so helpful on her first day.
  3. I’m being grateful because Christian and I had a great conversation about the project I’m going to be part of.

Jan 18, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because New York Dress included me for their Prom campaign.
  2. I’m being grateful because Soho House would like to donate a dinner for my Entrepreneurship ball.
  3. I’m being grateful because one of my tango partners asked me to take a workshop with him.

Jan 16, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because my friend Giselle is helpful for my personal life.
  2. I’m being grateful because I caught up with my girls at the dinner at the Consulate General Republic of Indonesia.
  3. I’m being grateful because I was offered by some awesome opportunities by Christian, Jordana, and Lori.

Jan 15, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because my friend Vember taught me something new about Ayurveda.
  2. I’m being grateful because my girl Yulia reached out to me for coffee/lunch.
  3. I’m being grateful because my girl Jaclynn introduced me to amazing projects!

Jan 14, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Dragan has danced with me for extra one hour out of our group class.
  2. I’m being grateful because I learned to lead at tango.
  3. I’m being grateful because my girl in China connected me with several Chinese designers.

Jan 13, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because my host committee of our Entrepurhsip Ball came to work with me on a Sunday: Francesca, Alisa, Laura.
  2. I’m being grateful because Dragan invited me to be his guest to a Milonga, although I couldn’t make it last night.
  3. I’m being grateful because all the influencer girls I reached out for NuWa Marketing NYFW influencer campaigns said yes.

Jan 12, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Laura Webb, the founder of La Doyenne, included me for a fun photo shoot for her editorial story.
  2. I’m being grateful because Improv Asylum invited me and my friend to go to the show, and we laughed so much.
  3. I’m being grateful because my friend would like to be my guest to company me to the show, and we had such a good time.

Jan 11, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Marika has spent her time and efforts to help me with my personal life.
  2. I’m being grateful because my girl Ju came to work with me when she was supposed to be off.
  3. I’m being grateful because watching Chefanie interacting with strangers is very inspiring.

Jan 08, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Alfie immediately booked two tickets to our Entrepreneurship Ball after I told him about it.
  2. I’m being grateful because Lilian and I worked until 7:00 pm on our ball.
  3. I’m being grateful because Jenny provided me with some very cool projects to work on NYFW.
  4. I’m being grateful because several friends are so responsive and helpful for my personal life, such as Alejandro, Alix, Alexa etc.

Jan 07, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because my host committee members Lana, Francesca, Sofia, Alisa joined the 3rd host committee meeting with Lilian and me.
  2. I’m being grateful because my girl Ju did a fantastic job on the social media and graphic design for our Entrepreneurship Ball.
  3. I’m being grateful because my girl Sri tried and made efforts to join our meeting while she’s still away in Asia.

Jan 06, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Alex invited us for tea at the Golden Globe Viewing Party.
  2. I’m being grateful because my sister Nailah edited my email that I wrote to ask my friends for a personal favor.
  3. I’m being grateful because John called me to offer his ears to listen to me.
  4. I’m being grateful because mom listened to me on a call to support me.

Jan 05, 2019 

  1. I’m being grateful because my Vember allowed me to invite myself to join her for a movie at Soho House.
  2. I’m being grateful because my Vember ran into my friend Katie in the movie, and we stayed and talked about life after the movie.
  3. I’m being grateful because one of my tango partners Max helped me schedule a private lesson with one of my favorite teachers Maira Jose.
  4. I’m being grateful because Maria Jose is so responsive to help Max and me improve our tango!

Jan 04, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Lilian Ajayi-Ore, the founder of GC4w, has been my co-pilot for GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball at the Harvard Club. She works so hard to make it happen!
  2. I’m being grateful because Laura Webb, the founder of La Doyenne, has helped so much for GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball at the Harvard Club as one of our host committee member.
  3. I’m being grateful because Tricia Chen, founder of Once Upon helps me grow theNuWa.com as my co-pilot.

Summer Y.L.

 

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Hi, I'm Summer 言奕. I'm a NYC based Chinese Globetrotter with friendships and network in more than 20 different countries. I'm attracted to international cultures and peoples. I can play chess better than Chinese chess, and I'm an avid Argentine Tango social dancer. Please always hit me up if you'd like to dine together or go to a show :)