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    Solo Photography | 5 Tips to Get the Perfect Shot

    Ever since I started this blog, I’ve been learning a ton about content creation and photography — particularly how to do it on my own. In the world of social media, there is so much content produced each day— it was naive of me to think that this would be something I’d wouldn’t need to learn more about for the blog! Anyway, given the few opportunities to travel and increasing social distancing measures, I’ve found myself trying creative ways to take photos of myself… by myself. This has been quite a challenge for me because it’s not something I’ve had to do before. I’ve been SO fortunate (and extremely spoiled)…

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    Pursuing our Passion Projects | I’m on a Podcast!

    Hello!! I hope you are having a great week! I got to take part in a cool project this week — I was on a podcast! One of my friends from high school, Calvin, just started a podcast called “The Novice Experience,” where he chats with young adults and students about their opportunities and challenges in life, school, and career. It was a lot of fun being a part of Calvin’s new project and I learned a lot about the podcast making process — definitely, an awesome way to connect with individuals in a socially distanced way. 🙂 In my episode, I talked about my transition from college to my…

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    The Ultimate Adidas Gift Guide!

    Hello, happy weekend!! How is it mid-October already?! I don’t know about you, but the fall months always feel like a blur. One minute it’s the end of summer, and the next, you’re already thinking about all of the holidays. I know we still have weeks to go until we start thinking about holiday shopping. But, with the weather getting colder (sweater weather!!!), the days getting shorter, and Halloween right around the corner, the holidays are literally going to sneak up on us in no time. I often struggle to with last-minute gift-giving, so I have to start thinking about them early if I want to find the perfect gifts…

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    5 Simple Picnic Ideas for a Perfect Summer Meal

    Picnics have been the go-to activity this summer! It’s the perfect way to soak up the sunshine, enjoy a meal and spend time with your loved ones (socially distanced, of course). I’ve seen so many people picnic at beaches, parks and even in their own backyards. It’s a great alternative to get a change of scenery, avoid crowds, and “dine out.” I don’t know about you, but dining in restaurants still makes me anxious (although I know tons of restaurants out there are doing their part to make sure they’re safe) and I prefer to support my favorite restaurants by ordering to-go. Besides, with the sun shining so bright these…

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    Hello September | 9 Things I’m Grateful For

    Um.. hello? How is it September already? These past few weeks, I’ve noticed I’ve been a lot more reflective about my life. With this roller coaster of a year, I’ve tried to take the time really think about the things in my life that truly make it special. Trust me, it’s SO easy to get caught up what we don’t have. I’m guilty of always wanting more. But, with all of the chaos in the world, I’ve often had moments where I’ve paused to realize how grateful I am with what I have. In honor of stepping into the 9th month of the year (it’s even crazier when I say…

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    Embrace Change, Even if It’s Scary

    Yesterday marked 1 year since I started my full-time job, or how I call it: my “big-girl” job. Who knew so much can change in 1 year?! This time last year, I was packing my belongings to officially move to a new city, with a new job as a consultant and start “adulting”. I was fighting back tears and anxiety as I was loading up my car trunk. I felt guilty for feeling anxious — I had so much to look forward to! I had all these wonderful new experiences that I was extremely excited about, but I started to get cold feet. Change is scary, even if I’m excited…

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    Lazy Weekends are the Best Weekends

    Like most Fridays, the other day, my coworker asked what my weekend plans were. Most weeks, the usual game plan often includes cleaning/reorganizing, running errands, working out, seeing friends, and anything else that feels “productive” to me. Even when I give myself a little “Self-love Sunday,” it often becoming a small snippet of my weekend, sandwiched between all of my “to-do’s” for the day. I remember telling a friend on Friday that I used to feel bad whenever I didn’t have any social or productive plans for the weekend. I often throw myself into new learnings, events, projects, hobbies– how do you think this blog started? I’m so used to…

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    Lifestyle

    Self Care Sundays: Overcoming the Sunday Scaries

    I always get the Sunday scaries. I could be anticipating an amazing week, and still feel this way. Even with this new virtual working environment and more time at home, the weeks feel jam-packed and fast-paced. Sometimes, it’s nice to take a day to slow things down. Often, I like to make Fridays and Saturdays as the energetic, social days– often full of travel, errands, and friends. Those are the days I want to go out and get stuff done. On the flip side, Sundays are my day to relax and take it easy. It doesn’t always play out that way, but, I still try to be intentional with even…

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    ‘Mums and Mom Jeans

    I picked up these beautiful chrysanthemums (aka, ‘mums) while I was running errands a few weekends ago. I’m not someone people would consider a “plant mom” and I normally don’t buy flowers too. My friends can attest to this. Whenever I’m given flowers, I’ll excitedly put them in a vase and put them on display, only for someone else to end up taking care of them… HA! However, these flowers caught my eye and I bought them without hesitation. I put the mums in a vase, gave them some water, and placed them where the sun can glisten on the beautiful light magenta petals. Last week, on a very bright,…

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    I Miss You, NYC

    Given that 2020 has been the kind of roller coaster where you’re pretty much upside down the whole time, and current circumstances have completely changed how I envisioned this summer to be, I have been thinking a lot more about last summer. Summer 2019 was one for the books — I had graduated, spent my first summer in years summer quarter free (yay no school), and most memorably, I went to New York City. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year. It was my little graduation present to myself. I don’t have a great explanation, but New York was someplace I’ve wanted to visit for a while. Having…