Category: STTA (Something to think about)

February 18, 2017

How to tell that you like someone

I love humans. I love talking to people, hearing their stories, asking hard questions, learning from them…. but it takes a special kind of person for me to admit that I really like them. So what does it look like/feel when I like someone? In business and life? Platonic or romantic? Most of the below, if not all: I’m happy with myself… but sharing that happiness…

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January 23, 2017

What makes a Rare Specimen

If you’ve been following/reading my blog for the past year, you know that there was a person in my life that I referred to as my Rare Specimen. He was my boyfriend, best friend and so much more. To this day, we’re still on good terms and he has changed my life for the better (a blogpost here on being broken up but not broken)….

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October 26, 2016

STTA: Perks of being a Nobody

I’m not “someone” yet. I’m not a CEO. I’m not a celebrity. I don’t have an impressive job title. I don’t even have 5000 instagram followers. I have a pretty rare last name, but I’m otherwise a pretty normal person. I of course strive to be successful in the future, but in the meantime, I’m happy being a nobody. A normal person in the pursuit of…

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October 22, 2016

What I would tell my college self

When I look at this picture, I think to myself: “I look different, but the same.” When I think about the person I am today, versus the one in the photo, I know for a fact that I am so much more confident and happier than I was back then. It’s crazy to think how much has changed in just a few years because I…

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October 16, 2016

STTA: Saying “I appreciate you” more

I went to Atlanta this past weekend, for the Create + Cultivate conference and got back to LA early on Sunday. The trip was short (about 24 hours) but much needed, as it’s always nice to get out of LA. That time zone difference, weather change, switch in “vibe” always jogs my mind a little bit and shakes some perspective into my head. One of my…

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October 13, 2016

How I know I am going to be Successful

I know I am going to be successful. I also know this is a big statement. The truth is, I never believed it before. People would point it out or mention it. I’d brush it off. Someone used to tell me “I know you’re going to be successful because of your character.” Even though that came from someone close to me, I didn’t believe it… but I finally know what he…

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October 12, 2016

The kind of Magic I believe in

Not sure if you saw the Cinderella Live Action movie that came out in 2015, but there’s this quote that still plays in my head to this day. Cinderella’s mother says it to her before she passes: “I want to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage, and be kind. Ella, you have more kindness in your…

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September 25, 2016

Why i’ll never use a Dating App again

Confession: I was on Tinder last night. I had it on my phone for approximately 12 hours (most of which I spent sleeping) before I deleted it for good this morning, without even really talking to anyone. Why was I even on it? I’ve been having trouble sleeping the past few days. I just have a lot going through my mind- a combination of renewed goals, renewed energy and…

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August 24, 2016

My heart space is “for rent”

In our daily life, we maintain different kinds of space. Calendar space, head (mental) space, physical space and even computer space…. but perhaps the most overlooked kind of space is heart space. Kind of ironic, seeing as how heart space is the one that affects us so personally and our motivation (therefore efficiency) the most. Heart space also happens to be the kind of space…

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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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