An Unnamed Flower

The other week for Mother’s Day, I ended up buying flowers. I went to the store a day before, in order to avoid the rush on the day of and to say that I was not that last minute in procuring a gift. Entering my local Safeway, I had the intent to purchase a premadeContinue reading “An Unnamed Flower”


Cost of Celebration

For the past week I’ve been on a family trip, celebrating an array of things: my brother’s college graduation, adulthood, and stepping into my older sister’s place for the first time.  Over the entire week we traveled and celebrated.  Every dinner, every comment, every time the sun warmed up our frozen bodies, we said wordsContinue reading “Cost of Celebration”

5 Things To Do When You’re In a Rut

There is no denying that life is often a rollercoaster with many ups, and many more downs. We can rarely have one without the other. Call it equivalent exchange, karma, what have you, but we cannot experience success all the time. Most people will periodically fall into a rut.These can last anywhere from a fewContinue reading “5 Things To Do When You’re In a Rut”

Living With Driving Anxiety

Unlike the typical American teen, I did not receive my driver’s license in high school. While my friends spent afternoons in driver’s ed, behind the wheel or a desk, I walked home through the heat of the Hawaiian sun. Even throughout college, I commuted by bus or, if I was lucky, caught a ride withContinue reading “Living With Driving Anxiety”

What To Do If You’re Single On Valentine’s Day

You’re single, so what? Most of the time, our relationship status does not matter as we’re all too busy with our own lives. But once a year, what started off as a day to recognize a saint, Valentine’s Day has evolved into something more. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, you can decide forContinue reading “What To Do If You’re Single On Valentine’s Day”

What I Learned Working Out Every Day For A Month

For the latter half of 2021, exercise was always on my mind—and how I did so little of it. I knew what having a workout routine was like, how to meal prep, and could remain consistent for months at a time. However, for most of 2021, my workout routine went out the window and myContinue reading “What I Learned Working Out Every Day For A Month”

What I Learned as a One Man Clothing Company

In a previous blog, I talked about creating a clothing brand. I gave the basic rundown and history of how it happened, introduced a design that went viral, and briefly mentioned the amount of work that I put in. Let me reiterate: there was a lot of work. It wasn’t the packaging and handling thatContinue reading “What I Learned as a One Man Clothing Company”

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution For More Than One Week

With a New Year comes new resolutions, goals, and dreams that are set and ready to be accomplished. Although 2021 might not have been the most ideal, there is something about the start of a new year that makes one feel hopeful for what’s to come. Setting new goals and pursuing them is a goodContinue reading “How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution For More Than One Week”

If 2021 Were a Set of Movies: A Reflection

I believe many people would say that 2021 is just 2020 part two—a sequel that nobody asked for, but we got anyways. A sequel we all wish we hadn’t seen and experienced, but in good faith, went through anyways. If only life was like a movie with a star-studded cast, world-renowned with the highest credentials.Continue reading “If 2021 Were a Set of Movies: A Reflection”

Year-End Motivation

It seems like yesterday that 2020 ended (Did 2020 actually count? The answer is always no.) and 2021 began. And now in the blink of an eye, we’re here in December, almost at the start of a brand new year. It can be easy, then, to settle into a comfy pair of pajamas, lounge aroundContinue reading “Year-End Motivation”