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We all have one shot in life. So let's make the most out of it!

However, my journey towards happiness and self-realisation has not been easy.

Perfectly Imperfect Mom
First off, I am a perfectly imperfect mommy to two adorable little girls. I used to be a very organised corporate career woman who plans effectively ahead of time and loves to stay productive at work. Extremely though, I can say I was a control freak. But this changed when I started as a full-time stay-at-home mum. It is a whole lot of challenge. Juggling house affairs, making sure the kids are healthy and happy as well as finding ways of earning online. Most of the time, it is so easy to lose focus in the midst of an everyday busy life. Thus, over time, I find ways of letting go off some things and activities to focus on what is more important.

Lucky to be Given the Second Chance
While my kids are a personal source of inspiration, the journey has not been easy. I underwent depression and some soul-searching moments. In fact, upon the birth of my second baby, I was in anIntensive Care Unit three times. This occurrence almost took my life where eight bags of blood transfusion saved me. My three specialist doctors said I had an internal bleeding which they cannot figure out the cause. Regardless, I am grateful to be alive!

Indeed, I realised that - time is so precious. You never know when is our bucket kicked.

So, with this second chance in life, I will try my best to enjoy life while I can!

Why I Started This Blog
I am sharing my journey so others can relate and find inspiration. Initially, I started to write so I can have an outlet for all my unchanneled thoughts and unexpressed feelings. Thus, I started my blog Love Letters and Thoughts few years ago. However, I was not able to write regularly because I want to focus on nourishing my youngest while she’s young, as well as, help my eldest in her first years into formal school.

Now that they are a bit older, I am able to schedule some time now for blogging. This time, I am using my name as my own domain LynDurante.com This is after considerable deliberations taken. My explanation too is at the bottom of this page.

I opened up this site to uplift readers that life can be surreal if you just allow it to be. I did not grow up affluently. But my passion and happiness have always been around travelling, photography, and all things inspirational. All these connect me with my inner child and significantly bond us together as a family. Documenting here our travels, food reviews, our migration journey and other fun stuff happen to be my way of staying grateful for the blessings and opportunities I enjoy.

Eventually, now I can attest that dreams do come true. How?

When successful people tells us to start with the imagination. It sure is the first step.

Second, persistence – it’s what make things happen.

Third, when the going gets tough, remember that life’s pain and fame are never forever as everything will pass. It is this acknowledgement that I say – Faith makes everything possible.

“It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.” – Abraham Lincoln

And this is exactly what this blog is all about – a Travel and Happiness Blog Lyn Durante.
Translated as Beautiful Moments in Time.

Lyn is the short form of Lynda meaning “beautiful”  and Durante meaning “during” from its Spanish word translation.

So if you are looking for inspiration and love travel as much as I do, follow and subscribe. I will show you how to make your dreams a reality.

Love lots,

Fun Fact:

Writing an About Page had been a struggle for me. Not that I don’t know myself. But exposing myself to the public has been a huge battle inside. Even putting a picture in my gravatar or social media accounts still make me think twice. What’s more? Using my name as my website still give me a headache on how I can undo it. I am definitely not a narcissist. I am exactly the opposite. However, owning myself is necessary to stay true to myself and believe that I am made for a purpose.

I have always acknowledged that I am imperfect. But it’s my flaws that set me apart. I’m a work in progress always and am happy with that. This means I can always make room for improvements.

Yet, I affirm to myself – I am Lyn: I’m beautiful. 😊

And so are you! 😍 Yes, you! We all are beautiful in our own way. Always remember that!

So then I leave you with lines about 'lyn' meaning 'lake' in Welsch –

Advices from a lake:

  • Be Clear 
  • Make positive ripples 
  • Look beneath the surface 
  • Stay calm 
  • Shore up friendships 
  • Take time to reflect 
  • Be full of life!

Thanks for reading! Hope you feel at home here as you navigate through my blog.

Wishing you all the best!
Stay positive! Stay happy.