An Effervescent Force of Put-Together Perfection

A month ago I had my pride hurt a bit by someone I have to see most of the week. The day after, I put a post-it note on my computer at work that reads: an effervescent force of put-together perfection.  I let my pride sting at home, but that pain manifested itself into a … Continue reading An Effervescent Force of Put-Together Perfection

What I Learned From My 30 Day Challenge

Recently, (about thirty days ago in fact), I made a post about how I would start challenging myself for thirty days to stick to those pesky New Year's Resolutions and grow into my goals. The plan was that for thirty days I would exercise (a work out or walking 10,000+ steps), study Korean (and add … Continue reading What I Learned From My 30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge: Growth

Every year I find myself motivated at the new year, and every year I find that motivation dwindle quickly as the weight of a year's worth of commitments weighs down my shoulders. Sound familiar? I allowed myself to remain in motivation limbo at the start of the month, because I was only at work for … Continue reading 30 Day Challenge: Growth

The One Where I’m Swimming

Today started as "fuck, it's Monday" and is coming to a lovely end as "I'm ready for Tuesday." I've struggled with sleeping since coming to Korea - I'm not sure if it's that my bed is a lot less comfortable (which it is), or that I'm stressed, or now if I'm coming up with some … Continue reading The One Where I’m Swimming

Effort Makes You

Mondays are for fresh beginnings. Mondays are for starting over. Mondays are for getting over that stupid post-school slump of watching reality shows in bed all day (when you aren't working), your diet and exercise habits so messed up from finals that you can't remember the last time you ate a vegetable. Mondays - today … Continue reading Effort Makes You

Good Stress vs Bad Stress

I've often found that stress will happen regardless of the situation. If I'm in school, I'll be stressed about how much work I have to do; if I'm in sports, I'll be stressed about not being good enough; if I spend a week laying in bed watching television, I get stressed about not doing enough. … Continue reading Good Stress vs Bad Stress

Give Yourself Your Best Chance

You're probably feeling the mid-term strain, the midterms and essays piling up and your face breaking out from stress. Don't worry, you're not alone, we are all incredibly stressed because this is the last stretch of the year before finals and there's a lot going on. We've abandoned our diets and exercise regimes, we're spending … Continue reading Give Yourself Your Best Chance

Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is this Sunday, and with it comes all sorts of feelings. Maybe you love Valentine's Day and you can't wait to spend it with your significant other. I'm not writing to you. If, instead, you really could live without all of the pink hearts and hand-holding this weekend, here are some ways to … Continue reading Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Dear Whoever You Are,…

I hope this finds you well. I hope you're doing well. It's okay if you're not.  That's all I want you to know: everything is okay. Even if you're struggling, you will be alright, as long as you keep your will to survive. Do keep that. I'll never pretend to know what you're going through … Continue reading Dear Whoever You Are,…