Sun rays barely peeked over the horizon when I awakened to a new day. A steady breeze rustled the leaves of the tree by the bedroom window. Nary a cloud in sight in the foreground of a blue sky. I closed my eyes, taking in the quiet and stillness of the morning for a moment … Continue reading The Art of Existing
It was a sunny day, and I was nearing the end of my fourth month of unemployment. I had two job offers sitting in my email inbox. Anxiety, excitement, bemusement coursed through me. While I loved the time I had for hobbies and freelancing, the prospect of a full-time job was attractive for … Continue reading Tale of the Anxious Decision Maker
I woke up in a cold sweat on a warm night. My eyes scanned the room for any perceived threat, my breathing labored. There was only the fan blowing humid air around the bedroom. ‘Why? I thought I dealt with that side of me,’ my thoughts flitted around my mind. ‘I’m not that kind … Continue reading Hello Darkness, My Old Friend
It was a Friday morning when my partner and I decided to shake up our routine. “Let’s go to Boston this weekend.” A single, definitive statement that spurred us into action. The repetitive day-to-day was getting to us. We were irritable, pessimistic, and stressed out. Much of it stemmed from our respective job statuses: him … Continue reading Channeling Your Inner Spontaneity
I’m hard on myself, I must admit. I had to learn new concepts quickly. I needed to build my personal relationships with the utmost care and effort. My professional career moves must be strategic and beneficial. I know this approach isn’t the best for me, but I persist to use it. So, why … Continue reading Reforming Patience and Self-Love
My productivity was at a low point this past week. Sure, I got my minimums in (submitting job applications and online coursework), but the things I wanted to do this week are still on my To-Do List. Why? Because I was (and still am) sick. Amidst family visits and going out with friends, I ended … Continue reading Taking it Easy: A Week Being Sick
Perfectionism is something that all creatives need to overcome. It’s okay to have pride in a job well done. However, when that leads to you wasting hours on something you’d scrap and the stress builds up, it is time to rethink your workflow.
Knocking on the front door in the light rain, my hands gripped the small violin case tightly. I bit my bottom lip and shifted uneasily. Was this the right thing to do? My mom bought this for me when I was learning. Would she be okay with me giving it away? Am I okay … Continue reading Creating Legacy
Instead of just surviving, I’m finally living each day. If the occasional draining visit is the price to pay for that, then that’s a small price to pay indeed.
After my overseas jaunt, I was riding off the “wanderlust” high and read travel articles every time I had a break from schoolwork. I was planning to change majors and research careers that allowed me to travel around the world (because apparently that could be a job). Then I found a few travel blogs that smack sense back into me and reveal the dark side of traveling. The Travel Guilt articles.