Category: inspiration

May 16, 2017

Why I REALLY moved to LA from NYC

As you may or may not know… I lived in New York for 6 of my most formative years. After a one week visit to both LA and SF (for 48 hours) back in April 2015, I came back to NYC only to decide to quit my job and move to the west coast. Two years ago this month (May 2015 to be exact), I…

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September 21, 2016

How to heal from a break-up

I started off this week feeling like I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I went into work feeling positive and excited to dive in, rather than dreading it. It’s been over a month since my break-up and today was the first time I felt emotionally free of the heavy heart that comes with a separation. Now that I’m clear from the mind-funk I was in for…

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August 12, 2016

Broken up but not broken

My rare specimen, you know the one I was in a long distance relationship with, and I are no longer together. It’s taken me a week to decide whether or not I was going to write about this but here I am. The days after it happened, whenever someone asked me “how was your weekend, how are you?”just casually in conversation, I said good/fine…. and I meant it….

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July 27, 2016

STTA-Quarter Life reflections

I’m finally 25 after what seems like an eternity.  Here is a video of what I’ve learned so far and what continues to drive me moving forward. I’ve learned and grown so much in the short time since graduation and I can’t imagine what I’ll continue to discover in the year(s) ahead. Hope you liked the video! This video is dedicated to my rare specimen,…

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June 30, 2016

My answers to 40 deep questions

For the past few years I’ve been reading the self help blog Marc and Angel. Their newsletters and articles have really helped me through dark times and forced me to think about things that have ultimately shaped my value system and mindset. Whenever I meet someone who thinks they know a lot about themselves, or I reach a level of deep conversation with someone, I like to ask…

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June 18, 2016

Awesome Asian American Women dinner

In the beginning of 2016, I posted this online on Twitter and Facebook. This was about 4/5 months after I moved to LA, but finding my “tribe” has been something that I’ve been on the lookout for, for as long as I can remember. I simply “put it out there” literally on the internet, so that anyone who saw it, or fit the bill would maybe,…

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May 12, 2016

Why long distance (relationships) are worth it

I’m in the first serious, healthy relationship of my whole existence, and it’s long distance. I never thought I’d be that person. In fact, I used to be the kind of person who didn’t “believe” in long distance relationships. Based off of what I heard, it didn’t seem like there was enough face-time or quality time spent between the two people to make it “real.”…

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May 9, 2016

#CreateandCultivateDTLA- Keynotes

I talked a little bit about the activities and overall vibe of Create and Cultivate in my last blog post. In this blog post, I wanted to talk about the 3 keynote speakers. From what I know, this year’s conference was supposedly the biggest and best one yet, and the 3 keynote speakers certainly reflected that: Jessica Alba, Rachel Zoe and Chelsea Handler finished off the conference…

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March 29, 2016

STTA: Loving someone

Loving someone is really difficult and really scary. But I’m doing it and I’m learning so much (blogpost on what my rare specimen teaches me here) This is basically what it felt like getting into a relationship with him: I’m getting better at it with time. He’s helping me to trust more. You might have been disappointed, you might have been betrayed, you might have been…

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March 22, 2016

Things I learn from my Rare Specimen (that apply in business and life)

Turns out that my heart was damaged in all sorts of ways when I left New York. Needless to say, moving to LA was a good restart for me. LA is where I met my rare specimen- someone who seems too good to be real, but indeed exists. (more of my rare specimen dictionary here) Yes, we’re long distance, but ever since he entered my…

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