As part of her Brave Enough Tour, Sara Bareilles asked fans and instagrammers alike to fill out a postcard.
This is what I filled out:
As graduation is here and I enter the real world, I will remind myself to be brave enough in whatever I do as hard as it may be. This goes back to one of my new year’s resolutions of doing the harder thing.
What are you brave enough to do?
See other postcards for inspiration here
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So spring break is over and my sister isn’t in New York anymore so really, I’m posting the adventures we had together to relive them. It’s already been more than a week since I posted last. Where does the time go?!
One of the adventures I had planned for her was a trip to Brooklyn to eat some yummy pizza. I even had a whole day planned for her, hour by hour, but of course the day I wanted to go New York decides it it’s going to precipitate some strange mélange of snow/hail/rain (even though it’s supposed to be Spring). We ended up not going to Brooklyn for the full adventure but we still went to the bridge. I mean, it’s not everyday she’s here- Carpe diem, right? Even though the photos look calm as ever, do not be fooled as our faces were exfoliated by the hail and we nearly got blown away.
Nevertheless, I’m glad we went. It’s been about 2 or 3 years since I’ve last visited and even though the bridge essentially looked the same, we happened to find more than just the bridge under repair. (read more to find out!)
I am usually never late to appointments/events- it’s quite rare. I’m only late if unforeseen circumstances arise or if it’s intentional. Someone once told me that “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late, forget about it”. Ever since I’ve been told that in high school I have made it a point to always be at least 10-15 minutes early aka punctual. It’s a way for me to make the most of my time and to respect that of others, especially in New York.
Of course the one time I am unforgivably late, January 16 (last night), the Global CEO of Chanel is speaking at the Asia Society at what was a sold out event.
It’s easy to get caught up in the New York hustle: we all have our own things to do, places to go, people to see. Sometimes it really does seem like a jungle out there where it is every man for himself. We often put ourselves first or become selfish and we allow relationships with others to fizzle on the backburner. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown shootings (among other things), just walking around New York sometimes I can’t help but wonder “Where’s the love?”
It seems as though others are wondering the same thing, at least the street artists are!
2013. Another chance to get it right and another chance to outdo ourselves and the year before.
Yesterday was day 3 of 2013, so I took the time to think about and write down my 3 New Year’s resolutions (4 just didn’t sound right.) Once you publish something, you’re held accountable for it. Here’s to hoping these resolutions will make me a better student, entrepreneur and person.
If you are somewhere in the Northeast and waited/waiting for Sandy to pass like I was, your windows probably looked something like this.
By this time you are probably quite aware that when it rains, it drips.
When it drips, it blurs.
When it blurs, you wipe or squeegee. Continue reading
I read this on Brain Pickings the other day and I can’t stop thinking about what it said even days after.
Excerpt from The Diary of Anais Nin. Click the quote below to read full article featured on Brain Pickings.
So, I know I said I would be blogging everyday …but I went away for the later part of Labor Day weekend to spent time with my family. Going away usually means more homecooked food and well deserved rest which means less or no technology which in this case meant no computer and consequently no blogging.
I felt conflicted because I did make a promise to blog everyday (in fact I put it in writing) but then I also felt weird about the idea of forcing myself to go find a computer and blogging when I didn’t have sufficient material or coherent thought.
Ever since Friday afternoon its been a thought provoking weekend, quite bizarre actually, and I have yet to internalize what has occurred let alone been able to write down my thoughts (in this blog) in a way that would be understandable to anyone besides myself. (see? run on sentence) Besides, writing is a time consuming process and quality is better than quantity; I also didn’t want to blog just for the sake of blogging. Oh and it is my blog after all…
It’s not me being lazy or mysterious. I just was and am not ready to publish…yet.
However this week marks the second week of my senior year and I want to start it off on the right foot and stay on the right track. That being said, here are some quotes I came across that seemed relevant for my weekend mood. I hope it starts your week off well!