Anyone else’s mind go from 0–100 in a matter of seconds?
“Shut up, brain!”
Now and then, there are just days when I find myself trapped inside a maze of endless thoughts. It’s like my mind is filled with seemingly thousands of crumpled pieces, trying to give answers to questions which I shouldn’t be even asking in the first place.
Of course, thinking things through should be a great thing. However, I don’t want to become the person who spoils the good things in life whenever I get lost and drown in negative thoughts.
As someone who has been striving…
Writing a book is already intimidating enough on its own. What more when publishing it independently?
When I was 5 years old, my first writing “masterpiece” was a hand-written birthday letter. Not bothered to correct my spelling; The only detail I gave my attention to was the glitter around the paper.
Fast forward to 2019, I wrote and self-published my first book after a 90-day roller-coaster of a journey. As I went through the process, I realized that some of the things I knew about self-publishing were actually unwarranted.
Over the last few years, the process of self-publication has changed…
At 5 years old, the first time I touched a butterfly was actually heartbreaking.
The colors on its wings got me curious that I ended up unintentionally tearing its right side, for I held on to it too tightly. Right there and then, that was the moment I found out about how fragile these beautiful tiny creatures are.
Recently, I had watched a narrative on one of the most remarkable natural events on Earth — the monarch butterfly migration.
And just like the curious 5-year-old kid I was back then, I learned another valuable lesson that changed how I see…
When I was a kid, I used to have a thousand great ideas of what I wanted to be when I grow up. Some of them may even sound so out of this world. But for me, it was all possible.
Yet as I aged and got struck by the pains of reality, what used to be a childhood dream became a distant memory I can only look back on.
Why is that so?
For the past years, I’ve realized that the art of achieving success could be really messy. …
Once there was a carpenter who was very good at what he does; He takes pride in all of his works.
In his entire life, he had dedicated his profession and services to his employer while always making sure he was delivering his best.
As soon as he had grown old, he told his employer that he now intends to retire from work. The employer was saddened since he did not like losing such a dedicated carpenter.
Though the carpenter wanted to be immediately relieved from his service, the employer still decided to give him a final assignment — to…
Growing up in a small town, I was an extremely vigorous kid. It felt like I’ve always involved myself with almost everything life has to offer. From one endeavor to another, my enthusiasm seemed to be all over the place.
Then when I graduated from college with a fresh fuel to head on for my dreams, I immediately traveled a hundred miles away from home to work in the “big city”.
However, while I was spreading my wings and soaring high, it came to a point that I got stuck at a crossroad. …
Building new habits is hard. When I started 2021 scribbling down my desired routine for the next three to six months as I reset my goals, I was strongly motivated and intentional with how I wanted to make myself at least 1% better every day.
But despite finding ways to be consistent, I am still a master procrastinator. I easily get distracted by anything, sometimes even in the middle of a serious task. At times, I have the tendency to avoid taking on a challenge out of fear that I might not do well enough.
When day comes, we ask ourselves:
Where can we find light
In this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry, a sea we must wade
January 20, 2021. A memorable day of unity and hope as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in at the U.S. Capitol.
Without a doubt, the inauguration ceremony had been filled with high profile individuals. But among these star-studded crowd, a 22-year old Los Angeles native stood out.