19.

  1. I am the owner of the best and most successful digital advertising agency.

  2. I am the best lifestyle editorial and advertising photographer in the world.

  3. I am a registered pharmacist in the United States.

  4. I am happily married to a loving husband and three beautiful and healthy kids and two dogs.

  5. I am the most followed photographer on Instagram.

  6. I am the richest self-made female billionaire.

  7. I am on Forbes cover.

  8. I am on Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.

  9. I am living in a farm house by the beach.

  10. I am happy and loved.

#52Gratitudes: Myself

This week came an aha moment I won’t likely forget. I think everyone has heard the advise to “love thy self”, but not very often to thank or be grateful for ourselves. This is important because in order to love ourselves, we must be grateful for ourselves.

To myself:

  • Thank you for always diving in head first and not let fear dictate in everything you do. Perhaps this is an Aries trait, but don’t change.

  • Thank you for giving more than you are given.

  • Thank you for taking care of your body and mind.

  • Thank you for always being curious and continue in your journey of learning.

  • Thank you for embracing loneliness and knowing that solitude is good for growth.

  • Thank you for your independence, but also know when to ask for help.

18.

  1. I am the best and most successful lifestyle editorial & advertising photographer in the world.

  2. I am the owner of the most successful digital advertising agency in the world.

  3. I am a registered pharmacist in the United States.

  4. I am on the over of Forbes magazine as the richest self-made female billionaire.

  5. I am on the cover of Time magazine’s 100 most influential list.

  6. I am happily married to the most loving husband with three beautiful and healthy kids and two dogs.

  7. I am living in a beautiful house by the beach with a produce farm.

  8. I am surrounded by loving people and friends.

  9. I am the most followed person on Instagram.

  10. I am happy and loved.

16.

  1. I am a registered pharmacist in the United States.

  2. I am the best lifestyle editorial and advertising photographer in the world.

  3. I am the owner of the most successful digital advertising agency in the world - - Lemon Zest Media.

  4. I am happily married with a beautiful and intelligent daughter and two talented sons.

  5. I am the editor in chief of the most popular blog in the world - Likely a Millennial.

  6. I am the richest self-made female billionaire in the world.

  7. I am on the cover of Fortune magazine.

  8. I am on the cover of Time magazine.

  9. I am traveling around the world in a large commercial private plane.

  10. I am living in a house by the beach.

15. Move Out Plan

Move to Hilo, HI 6/1/2019

  1. Apply for business license in Hawaii

  2. Get a Jeep Wrangler

  3. Rent a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo/house

  4. Take microbiology/organic chemistry 2

  5. Pay UCLA & have transcript sent to UH

14.

I am the best lifestyle editorial and advertising photographer in the world.

I am the richest self-made female billionaire in the world.

I am the creator of a probiotic that helps millions of people experiencing acne and constipation.

I am the mother of a healthy and beautiful two boys and a girl and the wife of a tall, kind, intelligent, and good looking man of my dreams.

I am fit, beautiful, articulate, powerful, and smart.

I am a licensed pharmacist in the United States.

I am the owner of the best advertising agency in the world.

I am living in a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home by the beach with a vegetable garden.

I am thankful and grateful for my beautiful life.

I am happy.

13.

Dear Van Anh,

Be kind to yourself. Everyone’s journey in life is different, just like everyone looks and feel different. Even identical twins don’t have the same two life journeys. You will achieve whatever you set out to do, just give yourself time and space. You have everything you need in life. If you want more, go out and get it.

If you want to create a life you’re proud of, start today. Don’t delay.

#52Gratitudes: My Life

I read an article recently that talked about being grateful for the little things in your life. It’s not profound or new, but a concept lost on many. We spend our days complaining about things that go wrong or get angry about things that don’t matter, and we forget that we have so much to be happy about.

Today I am thankful for my:

10 toes and 10 fingers, two feet and two hands that give me complete extremities.

2 eyes that I can see the world and the people living in it.

An imagination that takes me beyond the world I see.

Ears and hearing that I can listen to the sound of my loved ones and music that soothes my soul.

The ability to speak and speak up when I should.

A healthy brain that functions smartly and soundly.

An overall healthy body to eat, laugh, cry, love, and be happy I am alive.

12.

Dear Elle,

I just received the greatest news one could ask for! I have been hired as the photographer for our first female president of the United States! Me!!!! This is truly a dream come true.

11.

Dear Elle,

I woke up at 4AM today. I got a lot done since most of the world was still sleeping. I had my coffee, exercised, ate a good light breakfast, showered, listen to meditation music and journaled, edited photos, read, and overall had the best day ever.

Today was better than yesterday. Today was better than yesterday. Today was better than yesterday.

I am happy. I am content. I am awesome. I am loved. I am happy. I am content. I am awesome. I am loved. I am happy. I am content. I am awesome. I am loved. I am happy. I am content. I am awesome. I am loved. I am happy. I am content. I am awesome. I am loved. I am happy. I am content. I am awesome. I am loved. I am happy. I am content. I am awesome. I am loved. I am happy. I am content. I am awesome. I am loved.

I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5 million today. I received $5million today.

I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photography in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photography in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue. I am named the best editorial and advertising photographer in the world by Vogue.

10.

Dear Elle,

I finally removed Ivy Walk’s HOA board of directors as well as Ivy Walk HOA corporation. Huntington West is no longer in business. David E. West and his staff faced federal charges and sentenced to jail for the rest of their lives. Congress have decided abolished all HOA’s for good. HOA was a real estate scam anyhow. I was glad to be a part of this sweeping change.

9.

Dear Elle,

I can’t believe it! I was featured as the richest self-made female billionaire in the world in Forbes magazine!!!! I was also on Times Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people. Super cool, huh!?

8.

Dear Elle,

Today I did the following:

All student loans, $70,000 paid

All credit card balances, $35,000 paid.

Personal loans, $30,000 paid.

VW car cost + car insurance paid to Quoc Anh.

($100,000 + $60,000) x 2 paid to Truc Anh.

$250,000 x 2 to mom & dad.

House paid in cash.

Bought a Range Rover and a Jeep Wrangler in cash.

7.

Dear Elle,

I woke up this morning and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I received a check for 5 million dollars today!!! I can do a lot with this money. My college loans and tuition will be paid. I can start the businesses I have been thinking about. I can buy a modest home by the beach. I can upgrade to better camera equipments. I can start traveling now. Gosh!

6.

Dear Elle,

I am writing to you from the beach backyard of my new home. I recently moved into my dream beach house last week and finally situated. I’m going to attach a few photos for you to see. The house has a walkway down to the beach, where I take my walk at every sunset and do a little jogging to get my heart rate up everyday. I love the view from the backyard. It has five bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a studio for me to do photography, and an office. My husband and our three kids also love living here with plenty of room for them to play and hang out. The school district is excellent, so I know my kids are getting a great education. It’s not too far from town, but at the same time, away from all the noise and crowd. I’ve got a big beautiful kitchen to cook good meals everyday for my family. We’ll live here happily ever after!

On other news, I received my NAPLEX results yesterday and I passed with flying colors! It has been a long road to getting my pharmacy degree from Loma Linda University after getting my bachelor’s degree in Health Informatics Administrator in 2021. I literally jumped right back into school and started my pharmacy program the Fall of 2021, and here we are four years later in 2025, I am finally done with college! Hallelujah!

I also can’t believe I am retired at the age of 45. I’ve worked so hard the past seven years that time went by so fast. You know, I really feel now that I have accomplished everything I’ve ever wanted to do. I am featured in every major magazine in the world - including Vogue and Vanity Fair. My job as an editorial and advertising photographer has taken me all over the world on some amazing trips. I published four books that have been on the New York Times bestsellers. My lifestyle blog has millions of visitors daily. My social media channels have accumulated a total of 10 million followers and counting. I have created the best probiotic supplements for gut health and anyone living with a redundant colon. I have created hands down the best digital advertising agency in the world employing the best and brightest creative minds of my generation. I have been recognized as the one and only stop motion queen in the world. I am married to the sweetest, kindest, most brilliant and sexy and generous as hell man on earth and the best father for my children. My photography work have been displayed at The MOMA, LACMA, and practically every major gallery in the world. I am speechless looking at the life I have had. I will continue to focus on some important social issues after my retirement, but I guess I can relax a bit now with my children and husband and focusing on our family. I can say I am truly happy and content. I have built a legacy for myself. I feel I am on top of the world!

Anyhow, here are some photos of my home!

5.

Dear Elle,

I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content.

I am successful. I am rich. I am full of abundance. I am successful. I am rich. I am full of abundance.

I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative.

I am a world renowned lifestyle advertising and editorial photographer. I am a world renowned lifestyle advertising and editorial photographer. I am a world renowned lifestyle advertising and editorial photographer. I am a world renowned lifestyle advertising and editorial photographer.

I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am ft, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong, I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong.

I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy.

I am successful. I am rich. I am full of abundance. I am successful. I am rich. I am full of abundance. I am successful. I am rich. I am full of abundance. I am successful. I am rich. I am full of abundance. I am successful. I am rich. I am full of abundance. I am successful. I am rich. I am full of abundance.

I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative. I am an artist. I am creative.

I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful. I am loved. I am beautiful.

I am a world renowned lifestyle advertising and editorial photographer. I am a world renowned lifestyle advertising and editorial photographer. I am a world renowned lifestyle advertising and editorial photographer. I am a world renowned lifestyle advertising and editorial photographer.

I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong. I am fit, healthy, and strong.

I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content. I am happy. I am content.

4.

Dear Elle,

Today is the first day of the Spring semester. I have four classes to take before my admission to Loma Linda University in the Fall 2019. Two of which are physical activities classes (both yoga), a nutrition class and an ethics (philosophy) class that are both online and start in April.

I am excited to get back into exercising. Maybe I will take advantage of the track and field at school and start running before my yoga classes. I am going to be strong and healthy than I ever was or am!

3.

Dear Elle,

Remember that hot guy I told you we locked eyes at the coffee shop? Well, guess what? He came over to chat with me today. He’s Vietnamese, athletic built, about 6’ tall, lovely smile with the whitest teeth, clean cut, and he’s a tech investor. He used to live in NYC, but moved back to OC to be closer to his aging parents. He has two older brothers - both are married. He’s 4 years older than me - a Leo, so you know he’s fun and adventurous. Do you believe in love at first sight, Elle? Because I do! We talked for a good while when he asked me for my phone number and taking me out to dinner. Now where should we go? N/Naka? I’ve been wanting to dine there ever since I saw the Netflix Chef’s Table feature. Lovely choice if you ask me!

I would love to start having children this year. I am thinking 2 boys and a girl. Our kids will be beautiful, smart, kind, and well-behaved. I bet he and I would make fine parents. I think I want to live somewhere quietly by the beach to raise our kids. Northern California is a good choice, but Southern California is great, too.

2.

Dear Elle,

Guess what?! I paid off ALL of my personal and educational loans today. Yes! It’s been a long time coming, but I am finally free of debt. You know what else is amazing? I am able to save $500,000 this year into my entire. Although, I think I will use this money to buy a house by the beach that I’ve always dreamed of. Lovely, right?!

Oh, and I just heard back from Loma Linda University today as well. I got accepted into their HIM program for Fall 2019! At last I feel I’m on my way to receiving my college degree. After next year, I will be applying to their pharmacy program and the HIM masters program for the Fall 2020 admission. Life is wonderful, Elle!