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What are you grateful for?

It has been a long time since I wrote my last personal blogpost. So today I am getting a little sentimental (I promise not to make you cry lol) I want to share with all of you for the things I feel grateful for in my life. I regularly do a self-analysis of my life (I would say quite frequently) and even though I am quite demanding with myself there are some days where I feel grateful for things that are around me.

In about 3 months I’ll turn 30 years old and the truth is I never thought to achieve so many things before turning 30. It’s amazing how your way of thinking gets more open as a person when you travel. Here are some of the things that I feel incredibly grateful for:

My family: it’s really an infinite blessing and I feel since I quit my corporate job at Ralph Lauren 9 months ago I feel closer to them. It’s very funny how life works sometimes right? Now that I travel more and I am further away from them somehow I am closer to them and I feel more their support. When I used to have my corporate job I almost never talked to them even though we were in the same country, I was busy and quite bitter and almost never attended any family activities.

Health: traveling has opened my eyes to how I have to be grateful to have a fairly healthy life and have the facilities to have easy access to medicine. I have seen in many countries where there are many people who suffer from diseases and have many complications to obtain medicine because of logistic reasons or because they do not have the money to buy it.

With God: I do not consider myself a religious person and I do not go to church every Sunday. But having the presence of God and the confidence that things go well with the help of him have helped me a lot.

My friends: Over time you learn to value not quantity but quality. We all know many people, but really, when there are difficulties in life you really know who are those people who still support no matter what. I have many friends that I do not see frequently but whenever we see each other it is like time has not past.

Being able to do what I love: When I first graduated from college I knew that I wanted to study fashion and work for a big brand. And guess what I made it! I worked almost 9 years in Ralph Lauren where I completely loved it and it was my dream job. I learned a lot, I grew a lot, I met incredible people who respected my decisions and give the confidence to be bigger.  I never thought that my RL job would have taken me to another way that is the world of blogging. Being able to travel the world as your job and to know incredible places is really a blessing and a great adventure that you never know what to expect. I recently returned from a completely amazing place that is a private island in Madagascar called Miavana of the chain of Time and Tide Africa and it was an amazing experience which I cannot wait to share with you.

The brands I work with: Many people believe that to work with big brands they need big numbers and let me tell you that this is not true. Now days there are brands that are looking for more quality than quantity. I have been fortunate enough to work great companies like national tourism boards of different countries, airlines and brands of clothes that I always dreamed of. An example of this is CMEO Collective which is the brand of the dress of this post. It was always one of my favorite brands and I love all of its collections and today I collaborate with them. Thanks to all those brands who have believed in me!

My followers: It sounds a bit cheesy but the truth is it is incredible how much I have grown and how many followers around the world are supporting me! Today for the first time I made a live video and many people sent me greetings from Russia, South Korea, Germany, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Kenya, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, France, etc .. Thank you very much for all the support you guys have given me and I hope we can grow together and you can use marcyyu.com as a tool and inspiration.

So what about you? What are you grateful for?

Thank you for your continued support and continue reading !!

Greetings from Madagascar



Dress: CMEO Collective available at BNKR

Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren

Hat: Forever 21


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  1. Natalia k says on September 21, 2017

    I love this personal post and learning more about you , you always travel to the best destinations and it’s lovely to get to know you more.
    I’m grateful for my Health yes I have a few illnesses and injuries that I have to deal with they could always be worse and there’s other people more unfortunate than myself.
    I’m also grateful for my followers and the people that do support me and being able to follow my passions and do the things I love.
    Natalia k


  2. Jacqueline says on September 21, 2017

    I love this post! I think we all have something to be grateful for! I recently turned 30 too! Happy birthday early birthday girl! I think it’s those times where you reflect on everything you accomplished and how far you’ve gotten. The 20s were really a growing year for me. And it looks like for you too! Glad you have so many blessings you can count

  3. I am definitely grateful for God leading me to do what I am meant to be doing with my life and also having the patience to do it! Often times we try to rush things and end up missing our blessings. Another thing I’m grateful for is a family that supports my dreams and me as an individual! It’s quite hard to achieve things without proper support, though it’s possible. I am so proud of all you have done before the age of 30 🙂



  4. Manda Lee says on September 20, 2017

    I absolutely loved loved reading this post from you! It’s been a good little while since I’ve shared a very personal blog post as well. I didn’t know that you worked for RL but I totally get the way you feel with being closer to your family since leaving that career path. I had a similar career with a denim company and I was traveling and working like crazy but I knew that I wouldn’t be able to get to spend the time with my family that I wanted to if I continued down that career path and while I work just as much now, I make my own hours and I can say no when I want to. I love following your travels and I think all of your opportunities are amazing! I can imagine just how grateful you are for easy access to medicine after seeing some people living in extreme poverty during your travels. I feel like a personal connection is a big part of working with brands and like you said, not necessarily all about the numbers. Also, absolutely love your look! This dress is absolutely incredible!

    Manda Lee | http://EvocativelyChosen.com


  5. Hey Marcy,

    I so relate to your story about missing your family. I used to work a lot and didn’t have enough time for my beloved. Also, I totally agree that it’s better to value not quantity but quality. I still have a few friends who i can rely on.


    • Marcy Yu says on September 22, 2017

      Dear Darya thank you very much for your comment and I’m glad we find out how much we were missing and still been able to do something about sharing more time with our families. Have a great day!!



  6. What a great and lovely post! I absolutely adore your dress and its tropical print! You are totally blending in with the marvelous paradise.
    You are so brave to leave your job but at the same time you are lucky to do what you love the most and at the end that is one of the most importantand valuable things. That way, you will always put your heart on every single effort . It’s good to be grateful and always take a moment to think and feel blessed for all the amazing things that life simply offers. I am grateful for my family, my kids are the love of my life. I am also grateful for my friends and my job.
    Have a wonderful day hun!




  7. Michelle says on September 20, 2017

    Girl, you’re living the dream! I didn’t realize you worked at Ralph Lauren! I had a few friends who worked there over the years and they loved it. But nothing beats working for yourself and traveling the world – and getting paid to do it. You are so lucky to do what you love. Every so often I like to reflect how far I come and it also brings me to tears. Love your positivity! You deserve it all!


    • Marcy Yu says on September 22, 2017

      Thank you Michelle!! Really how cool u also have friend who love working for RL. Is such a great company but after 9 years it was time to do my own thing 🙂



  8. What a fabulous, happy post. I think it’s so grounding to acknowledge gratefulness. It’s something I have been trying to do regularly as I think it’s so easy to take life for granted. Thanks for sharing such a personal post.

    I love this C/MEO dress! One of my fav labels to wear. Gorgeous.

    J. x


  9. I love this post! It is always good to reflect on things that we are grateful for! Happy early 30th by the way! You are so brave to leave your corporate job! I have been wanting to for a while now, but I am afraid of the uncertainty. :/

    I agree with you! It’s better to have a small group of great friends, than a big group of not so great friends.

    Thank you for sharing!


    • Marcy Yu says on September 22, 2017

      Thank you so much Tandya!!! I seriously felt the same before leaving RL because you have so many financial responsibilities but I honestly have no regrets at all. You just need the courage to do it and have a lot of faith and believe in yourself you will make it and it will happen. Best vibes for you



  10. Open Kloset By Karina says on September 18, 2017

    Hey Darling,
    How are you?
    Loved this post, I am super Grateful and I do it every day. Being Thankful and Positive is the most Important thing To have a Balanced and Happy Life:)
    Loved the Dress on you:)
    Love Kisses Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Week


  11. I’m so happy to hear that you have so many things in your life to be grateful for! I think it is very important to step back and appreciate all you have been given in your life. This post is a nice reminder to always do this. I, too, am very grateful that blogging allows me to spend so much time with my family. The moments I spend with them are priceless.

    ~xo Sheree


  12. Christine Kong says on September 8, 2017

    Gratitude is something that we can take for granted especially living the lives we do. I think your amazing travels also help to give you perspective and really understand how truly blessed we are. I am grateful for many of the same things as you mentioned. Family and friends and their constant support and health is a crucial one as well. I can’t believe you are turning 30 soon and have accomplished so much! xoxo, Christine


  13. What lovely post! It truly is so important to take a step back sometimes just to think about all one is grateful for. I used to keep a gratitude journal and every time I wrote in it, I immediately felt better despite whatever bad was going on. Me, I’m grateful for the opportunity to work on something I love and I’m grateful to my parents who’ve encouraged me along the way. Their support means a lot to me and I’m very lucky to have them in my life.

    xo, Jo


  14. OMG I am so thankful for so many things going on in my life. I am only 18, I have traveled a lot, got in my first pick/favorite college in LA USC, have wonderful support and love from my family, healthy, have my faith, friends, so so thankful. I love your dress – it looks great on you.




  15. Mariann Yip says on September 6, 2017

    I appreciate this post so much because I think it’s important to take time and reflect on what we’re grateful for. Like you, I am grateful to be doing what I love and also my health because I realized without health, we have nothing. I might consider doing a similar post on this topic soon 🙂


  16. Sientemimoda says on September 5, 2017

    Me alegro muchísimo que te vaya también y que te sientas tan realizada , y el vestido es divino un besin

  17. Luisanna from My Outfit RD says on September 4, 2017

    Excelente post Marcy, que bueno que puedes hacer lo que amas y estar cerca de tu familia. Yo siempre te digo que para mi es un sueño leer tus post y ver tus fotos viajo a todos lados contigo. Gracias por compartir esta maravillosa vida que decidiste vivir.

  18. El Rincón de Rachel says on September 3, 2017

    ¡Qué maravilloso post! Es muy inspirador. Creo que es importante pararse a reflexionar y agradecer a la vida por todo aquello de lo que podemos disfrutar y también para marcarse nuevos objetivos y el rumbo que uno quiere llevar. Felicidades por todos tus éxitos, profesionales y personales, que son muy merecidos. Un enorme abrazo.


  19. Tenzin Loden says on September 1, 2017

    Beautiful. The words truly serves the purpose. I followed your Instapage few months back and it has always pumped me with new vibes, aura and a feel of excitement. You do that beautifully. Reading your blog, its my first time reading of your writing, I felt an intimacy; a touch of true feeling. The reflections you have touched upon in your writing was beautiful. I just celebrated my 28th Birthday and I also feel that the life we are blessed with, is a result of many factors that we should be eternally grateful. Thank you for such a wonderful post.