3 things to consider during your quarter-life-crisis

I’m going through a quarter-life-crisis and that’s okay. And no, I’m not crazy- it’s a sociological thing. 20-something seniors, graduates, and beyond trend towards this common dilemma of “what on Earth am I doing with my life” moment and some change, some don’t. Sure enough, I’ve recognized my crisis-crazed state for a good long time now but am only finally coming to this conclusion: it’s okay to change it up- it’s okay to succumb to […]

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You CAN Eat Cake AND Like It, Too. 

Hello Lovelies, Today I caught myself thinking the most DANGEROUS unhealthy thought and I thought that I’d give it a share. In fact, it’s so unhealthy I’m kind of ashamed- but not so ashamed that I’ll hide it. Welp. Here goes: Yesterday Jake (my loving, wonderful, and oh so blessed with heavenly abs boyfriend) bought me cake. And not just any cake: Chocolate Turtle Fudge Cake. Like the kind they sell in squares at Lunds […]

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Confidence is Kind 

It’s a funny word- it’s tinier than small, it’s always there to catch you in the moment that you fall. It’s helpful but it’s deadly- when used by those who are truly cowards, hidden under loads of layers, somehow boasting heaps of might and power. It’s something turned from humility to louder, louder, LOUDER. It’s a simple tune with many melodies, they’re often portrayed wrong- like a strutting songbird’s repetitious tune, he loves and loves […]

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Birthdays and Birthmoms: what I wish she knew

Today I turn 20. Just one more year to add to my short stack, right? Well, now that I think about it… not really. Birthdays are something that everyone defines in their own unique way- some have family traditions, customs, rites of passage- you name it. Some people are more passive about celebrations while others, well let’s just say they going gorillas, huh. But to me, big days (especially birthdays) are an enormous deal.  I […]

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The Stories that Stretch Marks Tell

It all started in the ninth grade when my arms began to grow at an alarming rate, closely followed by an equally obnoxious growth in my legs. I spent countless nights losing sleep as the stretching pains shot through my muscles to the bone- leaving post-puberty me with awkwardly long arms and legs and a pretty short torso. Not to mention, I towered over most of my Asian acquaintances and I felt like I stuck […]

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I Stand with Femininity, not Feminists.

Woah, there. Yes- I said “femininity, not feminists”. But to understand why, let’s just start here. Sometimes I wake up and roll out of bed to groggily stick a tooth brush in my mouth ASAP. Just as the electric spin rattles my brain awake, I always find myself staring into my reflection. Now, this isn’t a poetic, emotional journey like it is in Mulan- instead it’s a “who are you” with a snarky sideways glance […]

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5 Life Lessons Learned from Lifting Weights

I could say that I’m an experienced weight-lifter (haha no), but that’d be a seasoned stretch of the imagination. However, I’ve been heavily lifting since December 2015- approximately 1.5 years ago. Thanks to my super athletic, form-critical, and lovingly protective boyfriend, I’ve learned how to properly challenge myself and make sure that I’m not feeding any future injuries with unhealthy habits.

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