Turning 25

Turning 25

Hey friends!
It has been a long while since I wrote to you. Since awhile back, I turned 25. Nutty right? Time sure goes by fast. But I’m not going to write anything too generic right now.

I feel extremely SUPERBLY blessed. I am thankful to the Universe, To God for my EXTREME journey. A year ago, I was on a rocky journey of finding purpose and talent in myself. I was physically skinny because I wasn’t eating much, because I was broke, and I was also emotionally and spiritually broke. I was trying to find identity and worth in my work rather than my being….but also I had allowed myself to get on THIS journey towards fulfillment and LIFE ABUNDANT.

IT was HELLA DIFFICULT!

Ask any of my friends. It was amazingly awful just thinking about how I was unable to buy even a cup of coffee and yet, the small mysteries and JOY I found in the small things.

I watched “Queen of Versailles” on Netflix today. It really reminded me of HOW we can take things for granted. The founder of Westgate, time shares….one of the BIGGEST, going from owning millions, billions, and building a Versailles 30 room estate, going into foreclosure and liquidating everything due to being late on mortgages.

Somehow money controlled their livelihood and joy.

I feel more emotionally stable than I have EVER felt in my 25 years. That is because in our suffering, we build patience, which gives the power to practice….leading to perfection of an overflowing life.

So if you are at a point in your life where you feel like…”I’m NOT THERE YET”….All of us are right there with you. Wherever you are, it’s somehow called “here”. So BE present. Stop caring about your hair and what people think about your shirt….or simply being insecure, simply BE PRESENT.

And soon enough, you’ll step into the glory that you were meant to live….even if you don’t think you are THERE yet, you are here already inside.

A year ago, I was making minimum wage teaching sewing, now I make a lot more than that….because I know my worth now.

Rebekka Lien

Serial Entrepreneur, Real Estate Lady & Teacher

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Only Insane People Like Me Would Do Such A Thing

Runny nose, blocked ear, weak body, thoughts of despair and desperation.

Why? Why me, now? And why was I so insane to book a flight to Ecuador without knowing if I could pay for my trip.

Only insane people like me would do such a thing.

I guess you can call it faith, not blind, but a steady faith, a stable faith knowing -I’ve done it before. The heavens supported my way through, it could happen again. Every time I tend to reach a point of “OMG I’M GIVING UP!”- actually I reach that point at least once a month. Somehow the universe likes to make you really really extremely “HELPLESS” and then, something happens. 

That’s my pattern anyway. It’s not my favorite, because it puts me in a vulnerable place of “omg what am I going to do”. I like to think that God rewards the insane for their faith, not based on their current circumstances, but believing my vision is legit, true, and noble for every resource to come together for.

Send me to Ecuador because I make dreams come true for people.

How to light fire, just light it.

IF you can’t believe in your own dreams and yourself, how can anyone believe in you and your dreams?

The Life of An Atypical Third Cultured Taiwanese Woman- “Freedom Begins in Your Soul, Not in Your Circumstances”

It’s been almost 3 months since I’ve come back from Australia.

A lot has changed, pre – Australia and post- Australia.

I knew that every time I got on the airplane for a trip overseas, seasons of my life would change, pages in my book will flip. None of the changes in my life are subtle, they are drastic, refreshing, sometimes slow…yet, still always huge and intense.

  1. I’ve been 3 months into my jewelry business
  2. I’ve met tons of people randomly, at the copy shop, on the streets, in cafes, online, you name it…
  3. I worked for a gifts company freelance, at times working 9 hours straight and meeting lots of people through it
  4. I’ve danced a lot coming back
  5. I’ve sort of settled into stable relationships and learned to nestle instead of bounce around
  6. I’ve been living month to month for the last 3 months, at times suffering, yet most times, gaining wisdom from my circumstances.
  7. I’ve found PEACE in “being”, instead of finding identity from “doing”. Out of “being” I have been able to rest even when I don’t know what’s coming next, even when all I have is this feeling that “something big is coming”, an opportunity ive been waiting for…this is contrary to what our society tells us…”waiting is bad”- says modern aged Americans. Waiting can be daunting if our identity is in “what we do”- but once we realize we are worth “THE REST”, we will live an overflowing life. It really hasn’t been that long since my freelance “free life” has begun, I’ve subbed taught violin, taught sewing lessons, baby sat, sold clothes on ebay, sold jewelry, sold clothes at consignment shops, hunted for coins (found 20 plus dollars in coins!), gotten lots of miracle money, brought “my trunk store” to parties and gatherings, and met tons of people that are vying for the life I now live.

Even though I have a few cents in my bank account, no health insurance, and no savings. Am I scared? No. I’ve never been happier! I’m going to prove to people that the American Dream isn’t what gives you happiness and that freedom can’t be bought, freedom begins in your soul, not in your circumstances!

At a goth club, I don’t fit in.

Now we fit in.

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Adios! Rebekka