• coffee and journaling
    Health & Fitness

    Building My Morning Routine

    Setting the tone for the day is important. You want to feel energized and ready to tackle your to-do list. But more often than not, I'd wake up feeling stressed because my brain would become inundated with all the things I needed to get done.

  • Travel & Culture

    Getting Lost at Bisti Badlands

    Another great place to check out in New Mexico! Bisti Badlands is definitely in my top 10 favorite places I have ever visited EVER. At first it looks like vast nothingness, but you have to wander and look beyond the nothingness to find the hidden beauty of the Badlands.

  • Diaries

    A Week in My Life: Photo Diary

    Sometimes we forget to take a step back a little bit to appreciate our life and the things around us. I took a few photos throughout the week to capture some things I noticed when I slowed down and observed the world around me.

  • Travel & Culture

    Solo Trip to Big Bend National Park

    The first time I ever go to a national park by myself, and it is one of the most remote parks in the United States: Big Bend National Park. As with any first times, I was nervous. I did as much research as I could beforehand to prepare for anything, but nothing could have prepared me for the experience.

  • Diaries

    Facing My Fear of Failure and Success

    I am on an important self-reflective journey to take back control of my mind and life. Though it’s just the beginning, I already faced my fears multiple times. My fears took over my life by not only creating a lot of stress but also numbing me from emotions. The stress consumed me. What started out as de-stressing by watching YouTube videos and TV shows turned into a distraction and a way for me to run away from my problems. Because of that, I fell into a deeper rut.

  • Opinions

    Latest in Podcasts (April 2019)

    The latest podcasts that I have been enjoying on the road include the story about Theranos (a company that claimed it could run blood tests from a single drop of blood); feel empowered to call out bullshirt with Jameela Jamil; stories that made me want to be more empathetic; and more!