January Thoughts & Insights: Redesigning My Life Map

It is the end of a decade. We either start out fresh and hit a reset hoping that 2019 will disappear in the rewind of our memories. Whatever way you choose to spend 2020, allow yourself to start something new or redefine what it means to kick in the new year. If 2018 was my …

Lessons I Learned From My 3-Week Dream Job Turned Nightmare

Earlier this year, I landed my dream job. It was a job I’ve wanted since high school and I couldn’t believe they even hired me. But I forgot to wear my rose-tinted glasses on my first day because my dream job turned into a nightmare. I tried to see the brighter side of things but …

The Rude Awakening of Adulthood

What do you want to be when you grow up? If you asked my 15-year-old self she would give you a straight answer. Ask my 18-year-old self and she will tell you she’s gearing herself towards one specific goal. But if you ask me now, all I can tell you is that I do not …

2019 Life Maps and Vision Boards

Half of my 2018 were dark times. Despite avoiding a breakdown I was able to reflect on both my past and present emotional state. It wasn’t fun I can tell you that however, it was necessary for me to avoid the path of self-destruction. For 2019, I am more motivated than ever! Of course, I …

December 2018: Shaky Starts and Added Value

I was inspired by Ms. Pryce Quintos’ post “What Added Value to My Life in 2018,” and decided to list down not only my December goals but also the things that have brought value into my life recently. For my regular readers, you know that 2018 was a half-and-half bad year for me especially with …

Leaving Material, Living Minimal

Go live a clutter-free life! They always say less is more and whoever said that was right. In this complex world filled with advertisements luring us into happiness you have to stop and ask yourself -will this make my life better? Will having a dozen shoes or a walk-in closet make, me a better person? …

Why I Rejected A Job Offer

Getting an offer is the endgame we want during the job hunt but you are also expected to walk away from one at some point. Most fresh graduates would jump on any opportunity to get their first real job, even if it wasn’t on a ladder they want to climb. But sometimes it’s the first …