The Start of Love, Cheya

Starting today, I want to be extremely authentic and transparent online and offline. I want to do what God wants me to do. I want to write what God inspires me to write. I don't want to stress, I don't want to be passionless... I just want to radiate love and be an inspiration of love.

Love, Cheya wasn't always Love, Cheya. It started out as a regular blog on Tumblr (who remembers those days?)

In 2013, my junior year of high school, I got my first computer and spent every school nights using it for homework and blogging, but mostly blogging. And it was so long ago, I don't even remember what it was called. But I do know that it was in French... I had an extreme love for Paris at that time.

In Fall of 2014, it then evolved to L'anatomie de la Premed.

In 2015, I decided to make the change to The Anatomy of a Premed. I was a sophomore in undergrad... and as much as I hated that career path, I kept on pushing through.

In 2016, I had to make a change. I wasn't happy, I had absolutely no joy, I felt numb. And so the blog then revolved to The Anxious Asian. WOW. Talk about a reflection of my undergraduate years. I went from being absolutely confident that a career in the medical field was the only thing for me... to being anxious every day and every moment I stepped into a hospital or learned about Organic Chemistry.

Here's to a long journey of finding yourself.

In late 2017, I knew I needed to make a change (just in case I wasn't sure in 2016, *spoiler alert*: I wasn't). I wrestled with God because I wasn't ready to give up the White Coat dream. But I was miserable. I remember sobbing after every class my whole junior year, I wasn't willing to repeat the mistake of taking absolutely no action. But by the end of 2017, God had for sure closed all the doors. And it wasn't until much later that I realized, I had to endure 4 years of misery to get to where I actually wanted to go.

In the beginning of 2018, I woke up and realized I could actually make a living by growing my platform online. I was already working with the Marketing & Communications Department at my University and gradually fell in love with what I was doing through social media. But prior to 2018, I had no idea blogging could make money, let alone teaching others how to grow their social media. I figured it out and booked my first client for 2-hour Pinterest consultations and pinnable graphics at just $100. (I later found out that people make an average of $500 doing that same thing).

And so March of 2018, I changed the name of my blog to , a FULL-fledged website at that point. No longer a blog, but a website full of online services. And so began Cheya Media.

The last 6 years has accurately been portrayed through the evolution of my online platform. But now it's different, now I feel at peace. Now I feel like God is completely taking control of the wheel and I just do what He's inspired me to do each day.

Here's to a long journey of finding yourself.

Here's to learning that things happen, you make mistakes and life still goes on.

But here's to more of finding myself enwrapped in God's love.

Here's to Love, Cheya.