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”

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The Art of Saying No

Perhaps we’re ambitious, eager to take on anything and everything that comes our way. From helping friends move, to tutoring younger siblings, and even taking on an extra shift at work, we can view favors and requests as opportunities, chances to grow and help others. But sometimes this altruistic nature can be our downfall. Sometimes,Continue reading “The Art of Saying No”

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”

What I Learned From a Burst Pipe

It’s Saturday morning. I wake up at 6 a.m. to participate in a Teamfight Tactics Tournament that begins in one hour. For those that do not know, Teamfight Tactics (TFT) is an auto-battler, made by Riot Games. It is akin to chess, and includes various rounds and stages with the objective to upgrade your unitsContinue reading “What I Learned From a Burst Pipe”

The Things that Come with Age

When I was barely eighteen, growing older meant a life in a comfortable apartment, more freedom, and a passport filled with stamps that served as souvenirs from countless adventures abroad, surrounded by friends I met along the way. At twenty-nine, however, growing older now means thinking about my grandparents/parents health, feeling happiness in putting newContinue reading “The Things that Come with Age”

Shades of You

In Korean media, variety shows, interviews, etc., there’s a phrase that is often used when talking about someone’s voice: 음색 (eumsaek). This phrase literally translates to ‘vocal color’. And no, they do not follow up with an actual color. Instead, when talking about a person’s vocal color, they comment on how good it is, howContinue reading “Shades of You”

Here, Now

With social media, we can have an inside look at other people’s lives, see their glamour and success and immediately become unhappy with the person we see in the mirror. It is easy to become jealous of those around us and wonder “When will it be me?” “When will I experience happiness and success andContinue reading “Here, Now”

The Need for Change

Change is scary—not can be, or maybe, or possibly, but indisputably, change is scary. It is something we experience constantly throughout our lives. Change is akin to a frequent visitor, a relative or family friend that comes over more than three times a week, sometimes unannounced. And even when the visit is planned, there couldContinue reading “The Need for Change”

What Success Looks Like To Me

Some say success is an accumulation of wealth. Some say it is becoming world renowned in your field. Others might define success as simple as the happiness you feel in your everyday life. But what is success really? What might seem like success to one person may be considered a failure to another. The shortContinue reading “What Success Looks Like To Me”