Where I Talk About Why I Choose to be Mindfully Lazy

"For as long as I can remember, I’ve never been the type to just straightforwardly do a task. I would always try to find some sort of shortcut in my quest to avoid doing more work than I literally actually have to."
So now, I created a blog dedicated to just that. On how "being lazy" might just be the most practical thing you can do-- Why be Mindfully Lazy

Where I Talk About Being Awkward and Tomboy

Being a tomboy is part of my identity... but it was also the cause of much of my insecurities.
Let me tell you about that time in my life when⁠—  I stuck out like a sore thumb when all I wanted was to fit in

shy girl hiding behind hat

Where I Talk About Finding My Creative Side

All my life I worked to improve in more “intellectual stuff” as these were placed of higher importance when getting into good universities. They were the ones I’d be needing for my future, I reasoned. Needless to say, creativity went into the back burner.

Read more about this excerpt over at Medium⁠— Logic VS Creativity — Should I be “Left-Brained” or “Right-Brained”?

Where I Talk About Life Regrets

For years to come, I would always replay scenarios in my head of how I could have done that race differently.
I would regret this event for a disproportionately long period of time. So many people have told me “There is no use crying over spilled milk”, but still I look disparagingly at that empty milk carton.
Let me tell you about that time⁠— when I lost a race and how regret notoriously set in.


Where I Talk About My Mom's Death

"My mom bravely fought and lost a long and painful battle with breast cancer. “You don’t know what you have until you lose it”, oh you don’t know how much these words ring true."

Let me tell you about that time⁠— how losing my mom gave me some life-changing realizations.


Awkward Crush Moments (Sim Style)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a hard time dealing with crushes. I just couldn’t do it.

I can’t talk to him. I can’t make eye contact... Heck, I couldn’t even be in the same air space vicinity and not act all stiff and awkward and be a red tomato and stuff.

You’d pretty much see me staring at the ground or at my feet or ANYWHERE ELSE but the direction of where my crush is at. If you didn’t know me, you’d probably think that I must absolutely hate this person.

Oh, if you only knew how much.

Despite What Critics Said, Suicide Squad was Awesome!

Suicide Squad Rocked! For the record, I almost didn’t see this film cause of what the critics were saying, but even if I’m late to the party, I’m glad I still went in!

Just how much should you give up to succeed in your job? (Thoughts on The Devil Wears Prada)

Andrea wanted to be a reporter, but to do that she must first work at Runway Magazine under the most impossible boss you can imagine, Miranda Priestly.

At first she was fine with just getting by, but as demands got higher, she did get pushed into doing more and more as she subconsciously wanted the approval of her boss. And the more she did a good job, the more was expected of her. And this, my friends, is the never ending cycle of corporate America. It’s a vicious cycle of eat or get eaten.  

At a certain point though, you might think to yourself, up to what point is all this work still worth it? You might not think about it that much now, but I can imagine that as you get older, time can become more and more important and all of a sudden you come to realize just how much of your life you have spent in something that you really did not want to do.

Now there is this book by Bonnie Ware called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing, and there she enumerates some things that I feel are related to the things Andrea, in the Devil Wears Prada movie, realized later on.  

Digitally Drawing Cute Animals and Making Felt Bookmarks

Hello everyone!

I'm so excited to tell you guys that I made a class on Skillshare! I've been using this platform for many months now to learn about digital illustration and video editing, that I figured I have garnered quite a bit of the process to maybe make a class of my own. You can see from the video above that for my class I have touched upon doing some basic animal illustrations to make cute bookmarks! When you go to Skillshare though, you can learn about all sorts of other things like design, flower arrangement, productivity, etc. I'm sure there is something for you there, so I hope you will go ahead and sign up!

See you there!