A Night Under the Stars

Andrew & I put the passenger seats down from my sportback, lied down side-by-side with our heads placed at the end of the trunk, and watched the starlit sky as my brother, Josh, drove 40mph for 17 miles with my trunk door open. I could feel the cold wind on my sides, the bumpiness of […]

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Skinny Shaming

“Eat, or the neighbors will think I’m not feeding you.” That’s the phrase I grew up hearing from my mom while I stared at my barely touched food. I guess the physical contrast between my mom and I slightly bothered her because she thought it was a reflection of her parenting. I never felt that […]

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Doodle your heart out

I have forgotten how much I enjoyed drawing. My sister and I went to Daiso (a Japanese, $1.50-everything store) and I picked up a sketchbook and a brush pen. I was hoping to learn how to do calligraphy but once I tested out the pen (which is kind of a hybrid between a felt tip […]

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Comfort in Chaos

If you were to line people up according to how organized they are…you would probably see me standing towards the end, looking down at my feet, trying not to make eye contact. I’m not even kidding. If I were to pick a line to describe the state of my room 97% of the time, it would be: “A potato flew around my room before you came, excuse the mess it made..” and YES. That potato would be me. What can I say, I do find some comfort in chaos.

But 2015 is the year to make good habits, and for me, being more organized is on my top 5! Do you have any ideas on how to start? Or do you have any suggestions as to what small changes I can integrate in my daily routine? I figured I’d start with making room. For instance, I’m tearing the bond between my teeny bopper clothes and I so that I have space for a more sophisticated, age-appropriate wardrobe. Although it’s tough–it’s time.

Embrace the small changes you can make to freshen up yourself and/or your surroundings!

The habits I want to work on this year are:

  1. Drink more water!
  2. Choose fitness over laziness.
  3. Get organized–prioritize.
  4. Smile more often!
  5. Say “I” less often.
  6. Sleep earlier.
  7. Opt for healthier food.
  8. Set aside time for creative flow.
  9. Explore nature.
  10. Say “thank you.”

What about you? What small goals or good habits do you want to achieve/build this year?


Take the small (or even the bigger!) steps that will get you closer to your vision.

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[Insert Regrets Here]

Isn’t it crazy how many opportunities are around the corner but we never encounter them because we decide to take the same route everyday, over and over again? For as long as I could remember, I would always complain about how disadvantaged I was compared to others because they have experience, skills and/or achievements that I […]

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