I’m An INFJ… Now What?

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Today is Resurrection Day and I am so blessed to be feeling well. A few weeks ago, I was in a Tiny Buddha forum and someone mentioned the INFJ personality. I have heard of people using personality acronyms, especially in the online dating community, but I never felt the need to look into it. Similarly to astrology and horoscopes, I just don’t like to rely on these kinds of things to tell me who I am. However, when Continue reading →

How I “Upgraded” My Look (Long Post)

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In May of last year, I was in a terrible mental space. It was the second time in my life where I’d reached the proverbial “rock bottom” emotionally. I was forced to face all of the feelings that I had bottled-in for over 5 years. While I won’t go into much of the specifics, I will say that it was the result of not being honest with myself. I would tell myself that I was fine when I wasn’t, say I was taking a “break” from dating when I really wanted to be in a relationship, etc… I wasn’t taking the best care of myself and I certainly wasn’t putting myself first. I think the only thing I cared about was making money. I was struggling mentally and it had started to affect my job, so I quit and decided that I would take on the financial burden of going two months without pay- the beginning of the financial crisis I’m in now, to figure myself out. Continue reading →

My Mid-April Thoughts and Progress

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April is half-way done and the Spring semester is finally coming to a close. This semester was perhaps the least academically-challenging semester that I’ve had, yet it was no less stressful than any other. The deadlines for my online courses approached faster than I could keep up with, my organic chemistry laboratory professor is one of those people that finds humor in behaving like an ass, and my internship- while incredibly fulfilling, was unpaid. Lump that on top of an underpaid part-time job, eventually two underpaid part-time jobs, and you’ve got a recipe for unnecessary stress. Continue reading →

Thing’s I’ve Learned From Becoming A Substitute Teacher

It’ll be easy” they said… “It’s easy money, just sit there and watch the kids“… the lies!

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In my recent quest to keep my bills paid and food in my stomach, I’ve picked up what is essentially my third job now- on top of my 17 credit hour course load. My understanding was that this job would hardly be a job because I’ll “just” be a sub, so there’s virtually no responsibility and no strings attached. Not to mention, I get to “make my own schedule”. What’s there not to love? HA..! I think I’ll write another post tomorrow about what it’s been like so far for me as a sub, but in this post I want to talk about some valuable lessons I’ve been learning. Continue reading →

5 Good Questions | Part 4

4. What makes you genuinely happy?

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Gonna be honest here and say that this question was my favorite. Thinking about the things that make me happy has made me so happy. I mean, who doesn’t love to think about their favorite things in life? The author suggests considering childhood dreams and funny enough, I was just chatting with some girlfriends about my childhood passions. The things that have always made me happiest were handmade crafts, studying Japan and Japanese, and close relationships. Of course, as an adult and now a Christ-follower, God and my relationship with Him definitely make this list! Continue reading →