How I Transformed Social Media Into a Source of Positivity

Oh social media--how I love and hate you. When I say social media, I mainly mean Instagram, since that's the platform I spend the most time on, but I used to spend more time on Facebook. Back in my college days I would go through phases where I would temporarily deactivate my Facebook account because … Continue reading How I Transformed Social Media Into a Source of Positivity

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Life Update: New Career and Apartment

A lot has happened since my last post. Let's just jump right into it. Around Christmas last year, I discovered a new interest, which in the interim has grown into a new career path. Seemingly out of the blue, I started playing around with HTML and CSS, mostly through free online tutorials. I was in … Continue reading Life Update: New Career and Apartment

Finding Beauty in Simplicity

Ever since the start of the new year, I have felt a strong desire to simplify my life--by life, I mainly mean my environment, but it extends to other facets as well.  I have always been, regrettably, somewhat of a materialist. I like buying and owning things, especially nice things. Since I started my first … Continue reading Finding Beauty in Simplicity

How Being Impulsive Has Worked In My Favor

Impulsivity isn't exactly considered a positive trait. It's certainly not a quality you would boast about in a job interview, for example. In fact, when taken to the extreme, impulsive tendencies are characteristic of various mental illnesses, including borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. Children are by nature more impulsive than adults because their frontal … Continue reading How Being Impulsive Has Worked In My Favor

Why I’m Here & Where I’m Going

For my first blog post, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect briefly on how my experiences in the past year or so have led up to this moment. I'm writing now from the comfort of my parents' beautiful home in Monterey, California, almost 3,000 miles away from the responsibilities I temporarily abandoned in … Continue reading Why I’m Here & Where I’m Going