Art: 12 DOG

As I decided what to write about today, everything I am thankful for tried to overwhelm and muddy my brain. However, just last night as I flipped through a book,  I was reminded how lucky we are to have this thing and I will continue to celebrate and study it for the rest of my life. Today, I am going to discuss my love of art, which is quite up there on the scale of things I love (sushi of course, dominates the scale most days). In the first grade, I painted a Cat in the Hat portrait that was … Continue reading Art: 12 DOG

Education: 12 DOG

Hello all, and happy December. It is the final month of the year, and 2017 has taught me so many things. Besides the fact that I really miss Obama and Vine, 2017 also enlightened me to a few things. I ate a lot of sushi, traveled, and met my new best friend. And especially at the time of another year ending, I find myself reminiscing on the past just as much as I plan for the future. The title of this series is “12 Days of Gratitude” or (12 DOG, more conveniently), because I have far too many blessings than … Continue reading Education: 12 DOG

19 in 19: Alone Time

I heard a joke the other day that went something along the lines of “how do know if someone is an introvert? They’ll tell you, then won’t speak again.” While I find this decently funny, I also think of myself as something along the lines of an extroverted-introvert. While I get my power mostly from within, I enjoy to be around people (when and who I choose, mind you). Good people give me life motivation, and bad people just give me good writing material. Most days I consider both to be a win for me. But I am carefully selective with … Continue reading 19 in 19: Alone Time

19 in 19: The Little Things

They say that the older you get, the less you want things and the more you want something you can’t hold or play with. I remember for my ninth birthday, I wanted lots of dolls. I had boxes of Barbies, houses for them to live in, entire wardrobes for them to change into, and even tiny little cups and plates for them to eat on. These days, as someone who relates to the themes achievement, focus, and discipline (Clifton StrengthsFinder) what I want most it seems is just to feel accomplished about what I’m doing with my life. But I’ve … Continue reading 19 in 19: The Little Things