Tidak akan pernah “Iri Hati”

Banyak yang bilang bahwa keberuntungan akan menolong seseorang dengan sendirinya. Namun sepertinya saya tidak sependapat. Keberuntungan tidak datang dengan begitu saja, namun dari Kesempatan dan Kesiapan.

Dulu saya selalu berpikiran “enteng” dengan mahasiswa yang sudah mempunyai usaha sendiri pada saat masih duduk di bangku perkuliahan. Kata-kata yang selalu berputar-putar di kepala saya adalah :
"Ah, biasa aja tuh kalo dia gonta-ganti gadget. Toh cuma tinggal beli dari uang hasil usahanya."
"Ah, wajar aja kali kalo dia beli ini itu. Orang dia udah punya usaha."

Hampir tiga tahun berlalu bertahan dengan mindset seperti itu, dan kini akhirnya bisa memperbaiki mindset ‘keliru’ tersebut.

"Jangan salahkan pengusaha bila dia mendapat income lebih tinggi daripada sekedar engineer atau pekerja lainnya, karena dia lebih berani mengambil resiko dan mencoba."
"Jangan salahkan mahasiswa yang dapat membagi waktunya untuk membuka usaha sehingga ia naik level dengan menjadi Mahasiswa Multitasking."

Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah sekali. Sejak bulan September 2013 lalu saya akhirnya memberanikan diri memulai usaha Scrapbook yang dari dulu diimpi-impikan. Yah, walaupun masih pemula dan masih harus terus terus terus memperbaiki desain :)
Namun alhamdulillah sekali lagi. Walaupun hanya dengan bermodalkan uang saku seadanya dan tanpa campur tangan suntikan dana dari siapapun, hasilnya sudah mulai bisa dirasakan.
Dari yang hanya mampu membeli bahan baku sangat minim, alhamdulillah sekarang sudah bisa membeli dalam jumlah besar bahkan sampai punya lemari khusus bahan baku.

Pengalaman itulah yang mengajarkan saya untuk sebisa mungkin mandiri sebelum lulus kuliah. Syukur-syukur bisa menuruti keinginan berbelanja ini itu dengan uang hasil jerih payah sendiri. Syukur-syukur ternyata usaha ini dapat bertahan dan berkembang hingga nanti sudah berkeluarga.
Tentunya harapan tidak hanya tinggal harapan, namun harus disertai kerja keras dan berdoa.

Untuk itulah, saya tidak akan pernah “iri hati” dengan mereka yang ber-uang saku tebal per bulan, mereka yang mampu membeli gadget/barang dengan uang meminta orang tua, mereka yang mampu nongkrong di cafe/mall sana sini dengan uang meminta orang tua, dan mereka yang tinggi hati dengan benda/harta yang sama sekali tidak dihasilkan dengan jerih payah mereka sendiri.

Syukur-syukur apabila tulisan ini bisa menginspirasi. Namun yang jelas, kesuksesan selalu ada bagi mereka yang mau mencoba dan bekerja amat keras :)

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What will be, Will be

I will always be your little girl, Dad

Dear Dad,

Finally I finished my study in Instrumentation Engineering as you wish. I’m really know how much money that you spend to pay my study. I’m really know how often you pray to Allah SWT for my bright future. And I’m really know your hard works everyday. You reaching a lot of kilometers everyday. You tearing on your pray everynight when I was sleep.

Actually I’m your Young Engineer now. But you ask to me that I have to continue my study ‘till Bachelor Degree.

"But Dad, don’t you know how much money it costs? I’m afraid of that. It means you will work harder now. You’re getting older, Dad :’( "

"Don’t worry about the money. There’s always enough money for your study. Insya Allah. Just trust me and keep study. Be my Little Engineer. I believe that you can do it. And then get a great job. Don’t worry, I always pray for you, for your future."

My Dad is my biggest motivation. Ok Dad, I’ll prove it to you. I’ll be your Little Engineer. But you have to know something,

"I will always be your little girl, Dad"

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"Everyone experiences changes in their lives…and it is easy to get swept away in past memories and future endeavors. I have found that everyday I experience something that “grounds" me. Something that makes me stop and look around where I’m at. It may be a quote, it may be an experience, or something you said. Whatever it may be, these are things that remind me to be thankful, to be happy, and to just simply live."

I believe that less is more, that everything happens for a reason and to constantly BE PRESENT. I was taught to be humble, to always give 110% and to be a genuine soul with a happy spirit. For those who know me, understand that I am one to not have just one job. I love getting my hands in many things and living each day differently and creatively.

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Federico Mauro was born in Avellino, May 23rd 1980. Since 2001 he has been a professional freelance web designer. Besides his experience as web designer he commits to the realization of Videos, Photography and multimedia projects realizing also short movies awarded in various national competitions.

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“Creating a series of 8 illustrations to accompany the Computer Arts ‘The Portfolio Handbook’ was quite a challenge because of its specific subjects. The story had to be told across 8 chapters, at the same time as being just as strong as individual pieces. The characters are key to telling the story, they keep the illustrations consistent and act as a good device to communicate each individual idea.”

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No pain. No Gain. True?

"And after all this time, I’m still into you.."

One of my favorite band, they are Paramore. Really really love Hayley’s voice. Love her face and her style too.

What's your passion?

  • Dad : Do you love science?
  • Me : Hmm just a little
  • Dad : What's your passion?
  • Me : You must be know it, Dad
  • Dad : Okay. So, do you hate to be an Engineer?
  • Me : No, I don't. I know my passion isn't science or enginee. I love ART more than enginee. But I'll be an Engineer for you <3