• June 2021 Goals
    Lifestyle,  Personal

    June Goals & A May Update | 2021

    We are almost halfway through the year which means it’s time to reestablish some of our goals! My boyfriend and I had our six-month check-in this weekend to reassess some of our annual goals, and it was a nice little reset to make sure we are going into the next six months of the year with fresh eyes and accurate goals. May was a pretty good month for me, and I’m excited to see what June holds. Let’s get started! May 2021 Goals one | take a day, and do nothing Mission accomplished, but not without the help of my boyfriend. He reminded me that sometimes we need to take…

  • Catching My Eye 5.21.21
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Catching My Eye | 05.21.21

    Happy Friday! This week feels like it flew by. I was sick at the beginning of the week — we can thank everyone leaving their houses for the first time in over a year for that — so, I was really just focused on getting better the first three days of the week. I’m really looking forward to this weekend — it’s going to be a busy one, but I think it will be really rewarding. this week’s good things: I don’t have COVID, I get to talk to kids today about taking their future in their hands, I attended an author event last night that was amazing. Let’s get started!…

  • Somethings Don't Work Out
    Advice,  Lifestyle

    Sometimes Things Don’t Work Out…

    As you may know, I tried to do a reading marathon this weekend. Much to my utter determination, it did not pan out as planned. And that’s okay. I really wanted to finish two books this weekend (I had four that I should have finished), but it was just not going to happen. Despite popular belief, compared to some people, I’m actually a slow reader, and I should have known from the start that I wasn’t going to be able to finish everything on my list. And that’s okay. You know what I did instead of finishing three books? I got cocktails with my friends. I spent time with my…

  • Catching My Eye 05.14.21
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 05.14.21

    I have six — count them: SIX — library books due before the end of the month, and I am determined to read them ALL before they are due. Can I do it? Who knows? Am I going to try my darndest? Oh yes! If anyone has any tips for powering through reading (and enjoying it), my DMs on Instagram are open! This week was insane, just as last week was, but I think I’m getting the hang of this new client and new role I’m taking on it. It’s a challenge, but who doesn’t love a challenge? this week’s good things: I’m still dog-sitting so cuddles have been in abundance, I was…

  • Tips for Taking on the Real World after Graduation
    Advice,  Lifestyle

    Tips for Taking on the Real World After Graduating College

    So, you’re graduating college? Don’t worry. It’s going to be okay. Graduating from college can be one of the best, and scariest, experience of your life. There’s no sugar-coating it — entering the real world is scary. But it’s not impossible. I’ve survived four year — FOUR YEARS — in the “real world,” and while it doesn’t get any less scary, it does, in some ways, get a little bit easier. I know my experience is vastly different from those graduating now — in the midst of a pandemic — but I feel like I still have some advice I can impart. Let’s get started! one | focus on where…

  • Catching My Eye 05.07.21
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 05.07.21

    Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but this week felt like it both took forever and went by way too fast. I’m getting my second dose of the vaccine this afternoon, and then, I’m ready to be cuddled on the couch all Saturday with side effects. I know I definitely need the break, so while I’m not looking forward to being “sick,” I am looking forward to some down time. this week’s good things: I’m celebrating the marriage of some great friends tonight, I got puppy snuggles all week, and I am working really hard to achieve my dreams. Let’s get started! one | book list It’s Asian American and…

  • May Goals

    May Goals & An April Update | 2021

    Happy May! April was a crazy month and May is looking to be no different, but I’m ready to crush these goals. I actually crossed a lot of big goals off my list last month, and I’m hoping to do the same in May. Let’s get started! April 2021 Goals one | take two Julie Solomon courses Done and done! I learned about growing my Instagram following as well as finding my niche. I loved learning from Julie, and I’m planning to finish the last two courses in May. two | read six books I read Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I also…

  • Catching My Eye 04.30.21
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 04.30.21

    Happy Friday! We made it through the week! This was actually a surprisingly good week? It was insanely busy, but I feel like that’s when I do my best work. I don’t do well with down time. Anyone else? Last week I went on a road trip with my boyfriend through Atlanta to a small town in Georgia for a friend’s wedding. The wedding was absolutely beautiful, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say my favorite part of the trip was watching Whale Sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. While I actually loved pressing “pause” on life (for the most part) during the pandemic, I’m relieved things are returning to…

  • Spring Bucket List

    Spring Bucket List | 2021

    Happy Spring! Unpopular opinion, but spring is my favorite season. I love watching the flowers and trees come back to life, and jean jacket weather is the best weather. Since life is started to pick back up again, I’ve got a few fun adventures I’d like to go on this spring. Let’s get started! one | jean jacket crafting day Jean jacket and converse weather is my favorite weather. I have a friend who distresses and decorates her own jean jackets, and I absolutely adore them. two | hike a new trail I’m not the biggest hiker, but we have some amazing trails around Nashville I would love to check…

  • 04.09.21 Catching My Eyes
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 04.09.21

    TGIF. After two weeks of working three-day weeks, a full week of work almost did me in. While I’m excited to see life picking back up as flowers blossom, I’m also a little sad to see the quiet days of winter slip away (Only me?). This week was packed with meetings and just a little bit of stress related to some upcoming projects, but I’m excited for it all! this week’s good things: I finished two amazing books, I got a new awesome black, studded cup to drink water from, and I got to spend time with friends one-on-one. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one |…