Everybody has an idol to look up to – an idol who plays as a role model to make us into better persons. As for me, my idol inspires me a lot! By just reading her, she encourages me to write which has been a long-time dream of mine. By just wasting my time with her, my life turned out to be an interesting and exciting one! She has been a gift from God above and she is no other than Da great Patty Laurel!
Discovering Patty’s blog last August 2011 prompted me to publish my little high school girl compositions. At first, I never planned to have a regular blog to maintain. All I wanted was to have a tiny nook for my itsy bitsy compositions. But as I read more about Patty, I was given the zest to write more! Because Patty is an extraordinary goddess that every girl would want to become! I oh-so love her because…..
…..she is a writer
Being me as a writer-wannabe, I appreciate Patty for writing everything from the heart. She has no hesitations and no reservations in telling her stories and in sharing her feelings. I applaud her for being a person who is true in expressing herself!
…..she is a model/endorser
Looking good and feeling great is what Patty taught me in her Fashion Friday posts. She shares what every girl should know about fashion yes-yes and fashion no-nos. Aside from that, she’s just got the X-factor to be on print ads. With those cute little dimples, anybody would be enthralled into buying what she endorses!
…..she is a traveler
With 28+ countries visited, Patty is a great deal of a travel writer! She writes articles for travel magazines and her travel tips are greatly counted on by small-time travelers like me. Now, tell me who would not want to become like her?
…..she is a certified foodie
I love to cook because I love food! This also made me love Patty more because she always shares food, food, and a whole lot of food! By just watching her adore food so much makes me wanna taste every bite of what she is eating.
…..she is a teacher
I was super surprised upon knowing that Patty is a teacher! I never imagined that a writer, model, and traveler would have a heart for teaching. Through this, I was given some light into pursuing my teaching career with love. Patty just proves that being a teacher is the most noble job so all my bitterness in becoming a teacher washed away. Though I never dreamed of becoming a teacher, the teaching career had given me the opportunity into becoming a lot of things! Because through teaching, I became a role model to my students, a minister to their young minds and hungry souls, and a ma’amy, ma’ama, and ma’amsky! My salute to Patty for sharing her experiences as a preschool teacher!
…..she is Mrs. Patrick Filart
Patty’s love story gives me hope that someday, God will send “the him” to me! For a no-boyfriend-since-birth-thirty-year-old girl like me, I have a lot of questions, insecurities, and doubts. Sometimes, I think that I’m a hopeless case because I get tired of waiting and wishing. Sometimes, I get to think that I’m already napag-iwanan ng panahon. But there came Patty’s A Love Letter for Singles 🙂. This post speaks right to me and whenever I’m in doubt again of finding “the one”, I just hold on to this post. I just hold on to Patty’s love story which was beautifully written by God. I just hold on to His great message of love. So whenever I feel nega, I read and reread this post to remind me that there is still hope!
…..she is God’s precious lamb
Yes, Patty’s life is centered in God! I know she is a Christian through her posts. As a Christian myself, I backslid years ago from serving God because I wanted to explore the world. But Patty got me into the right track again. She motivates me to be back into service because she shows that it is also cool to be a servant of God. Now, I’m taking time to be busy with the kingdom and the King again.
All in, following Patty for two years now had improved my life! Of course, I can never be like her because our lives are just so different. Hers is a glamorous one while mine is just a simple commoner one. She is on top while I’m not a bit step on the social ladder. She is close to perfect while I’m loaded with imperfections. But despite all of these, Patty exudes too much optimism! She radiates “Happy Vibes, Happy Lives!” which inspires me that I can shine in my own way! And having her as my idol is making my life a happier one! 🙂