Do you see yourself so excited about a goal and then, as you are about to take that step, you lose confidence in yourself? Have you made a commitment to change for the better and to work on yourself only to be discouraged because the task seems so intimidating and the finish line so far from you? Are you tired of trying to be a better version of yourself but seem to not be doing something right?
If you are in that place where you aren’t happy about yourself, your weight, your appearance, your goals then trust me, life doesn't end there.
In fact, life is a continuous journey. We make choices each time and that process alone is something to already live by.
I have always been a positive, energetic and enthusiastic person but it was only in recent years where I realized that these are my strengths that keep my self-esteem high. There will be problems along the way as I am not perfect but at the end of it all, I stand tall and am always ready to pick up the pieces and move on.
"There is freedom waiting for you on the breezes of the sky and you ask, "What if I fall?" Oh but darlin, what if you fly!
- Eric Hanson
Hello, my friend! Welcome to my online home where I share my passion to empower girls and women to feel good about themselves.
My name is Jackie. I’m a wife to an amazing husband and mother of two beautiful daughters, Deanne and Ria. I am the Co-Founder of eveRIAthing TV and co-author of the bestseller, Pursuit:365, a book featuring 365 empowering Canadian women published by Shelly Lynn Hughes.
Our family left Manila in 2001 to become landed Canadian immigrants. My lifestory is rich in experience, hardship, emotions, pain, struggle and success. It is a continuous process of learning, trying, living, succeeding and sharing.
After earning my Bachelor's degree in Commerce from De La Salle University, Taft Avenue, Manila, I worked my way up the corporate ladder and at 27, was the only female sitting on the Executive team of a highly-successful pre-need educational company. I had to retire early to taka care of my eldest, Deanne, after she got ill from viral encephalitis. Now without a job, my husband was the only breadwinner. We had to sell our house and while renting, purchased a lot to build our own because it was financially more reasonable to do so. The house I personally designed attracted the real estate market and hence, we decided to sell it instead. That started my real estate building business. I became a very young and successful homebuilder at 30 years old. After building 42 homes in 8 years, we left Manila for Canada, a decision we thought of carefully after the Asian economic collapse in 1997.
After we moved to Canada, I worked in the fields of customer service, the food industry and teaching but my love for performing and teaching always motivated me to be productive outside of my work. I founded the GIFTS School of Theatre Arts in 2006, co-founded eveRIAthing TV in 2013 and officially opened my eveRIAthing school in 2019. Finally, in 2021, I officially launched my newest inspirational platform under my name, Jackie Diy.
I have seen enough stories about bullying, about girls and women who lose their self-worth, about women being relegated to the background or simply not being given the opportunity to shine yet I believe in what we can do! We just need to really believe in ourselves.
There is an opportunity in everything that we encounter and we need to look at things from a positive, hopeful point of view. I always believe that I need to try something before I give up. Until I have actually tried it and proved that it is not the place for me, I will go out of my comfort zone to take that leap of faith.
Happiness is a choice and we can achieve it with the right mindset. With the right mindset, we see barriers as challenges, poverty as an incentive to be creative, ignorance as a signal to learn and improve ourselves, lethargy and lack of stamina as alerts to take care of ourselves. The list goes on but yes, we need to see every little roadblock as a nudge to either find a detour or climb that obstacle because the goal is not going to come to us. We need to get to where we want to be.
Stay hopeful. Stay positive. We may be a product of our past but we become the result of the decisions we make. Our past should never dictate our present and future. This is where our mindset comes in. It can be our biggest critic and our biggest ally. Let's make it work for us, not against us.
Social media is the world we live in and for this reason, I am thankful to use the platform to reach out to every girl and woman out there to find her better version because that is the secret to staying confident and to living every moment well.
We can only truly be happy if we know where we are going, how to get there and are ready to walk that journey, no matter how hard and long, to get to our goal.
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