Here's the story behind the two names and why my blog is now called Hangtw.
The Meaning Behind Clouded Hue
The name Clouded Hue came from a time period when I felt very lost. At the time, I was completing a Computer Science degree but I didn't know what I wanted to do with myself afterwards. It was frustrating to revolve my life around this subject and do very well, yet, I couldn't confidently say that this was my passion and I want to do this forever. A void inside of me wouldn't shake and thoughts kept me up at night.
What's my passion?
What do I want to do?
What's my purpose?
How do I get rid of this emptiness?
How can I be happy??
My mind was clouded and I experienced an emotional spectrum, which I referred to by hues. I needed to get to know myself and that's what I did. Finally, I've found clarity.
Hangtw = HangTW = Hang T Nguyen (pronounced like "WEN")
And yes, Hang is my real name. I'm (proudly) a hybrid designer developer who's passionate about photography, fashion, and design. I love sharing experiences, connecting with others, and challenging myself become a better version of me each day. Over the past year, all of my uncertainties has went away. I've gained clarity on who I am, what I want, where I want to go, and who I want to become. Life has a new meaning for me because I've finally found my purpose and I wake up excited to work towards it everyday.
The name change from Clouded Hue to Hangtw is the story of girl who once felt totally lost but is now confidently herself.
Top: Marshalls | Bottom: New Look Fashion | Denim Jacket: My BF's Closet (Thrifted) | Photography: Michelle Khan