A few of my hopes and dreams…

Be a dreamer. Be a believer. Dare to see the world in a different
perspective. Dare to dream about space exploration or seeing the Serengeti.
Dare to dream a world without hunger or a world with clean water for all. Your
dreams inspire your actions. Your actions can inspire and change this world.
You can dream. I can dream. #WeAllCan dream and change this world together.

I am a dreamer – and always have been. 
So today I just wanted to share
a few personal hopes, dreams, and goals with you. I want to give you
some insight to who I am behind Emma’s Edition. I want share with you my interests beyond fashion, career, and life advice.

1. Attend a Hot Air Balloon

I desperately want to go to a hot air balloon festival. Riding in a hot
air balloon at a hot air balloon festival has been on my bucket list for quite
some time now. I think it would be magical to watch dozens of balloons ascend
into the air. I also think it would be an epic background and location for a
photo shoot.

2. Graduate with a Masters of
Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) degree in 2-3 years

Before graduated from undergrad, I knew I wanted to go back for a
master’s degree. It took me three years to find the right degree and I’m so
excited to start this fall! It’s my goal to finish my masters in 2-3 years
while still working full time.

2. Plan a TED Conference

I am a huge TED fan. I discovered ted.com my freshman year of college
and have continued to be a supporter of TED ever since. I co-organized a TEDxUofW conference during my
junior year of college. I’ve also volunteered for
TEDxUofW and TEDxRainier. I dream of helping organize an official TED conference
once day.

4. Be on the cover of a major

Do you ever go grocery shopping and look at all the magazines placed at
the check stands? How often do you see a Filipino-American under 5ft 7in
featured in those magazines?  I’d love to
be on the cover of a magazine one day to represent all the first generation
Asian-pacific islanders who love fashion, career, and life advice. I’d love to
look at a magazine cover one day and be the representation I yearned for
growing up.  

5. Experience Alaska

I’ve lived in the Northwest almost all my life and I’ve never journeyed
to Alaska. (It’s only a 3 hour flight too…) I want to the Northern lights, I want to see glaciers, and see
Denali National Park. I also want to experience the 22 hours of daylight Alaska
experiences in the summer!

These are just a few hopes, dreams, and goals that I have in my life.
What are some of your dreams?

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Thank you for reading!


This post was made in collaboration with American Eagle
Photos: Holly Phan


  1. June 7, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    I love reading about your bucketlist. Great things that you can easily accomplish, I think. Magazine cover and TED Talk — I can't wait to see that happen for you!

  2. June 7, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    First of alllll this is probably my favorite shoot you've done. Something about it just went so well with the theme! Also, a hot air balloon festival & Alaska are on my list too! <3

  3. Anonymous
    June 7, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    The hot air balloon festival in New Mexico is amazing! You've identified great things for your future. Can't wait to see you accomplish your dreams!

  4. June 8, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I love your overalls! Also sometimes it seems that as we enter adulthood, we abandon our "unrealistic" dreams for more practical ones. I think it is great that you are showing people the importance of always continuing to dream big!

  5. June 8, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    I'd love to attend a hot air ballon festival too! They look so beautiful.

  6. June 9, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Beautiful post, and not just the photos! I loved reading your goals. Especially the one about being on a magazine. You go girl! My dreams are to someday write a book and go sailboat racing xx.

  7. September 19, 2017 / 5:39 am

    I have been to this place several times. The perfect event starts with an extraordinary location, like this event venue. Thanks to my friend for introducing me to this place. I will definitely be coming back.

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