Can you believe it? 2020 is almost over!

This year felt like both the quickest and slowest moving year at the same time. Despite the trials and tribulations of the past several months, I consider myself lucky. And as I write this last post of the year, and I’m not sad to see 2020 go (no surprise!) I find myself reflecting on the past 12 months.

Looking back at some of my key moments from the past year, I :

✨ Graduated with my second master’s degree. I’m done studying *trust me*.

✨ Moved back to my hometown after 12 years of living abroad. Yeah, it seems like the end of the road, for now, but I will see what the future holds.

✨ Got a new job, which I believe can be the beginning of something beautiful. 

✨ The best is yet to come. And I always remember the words of Soren Kierkegaard:

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Giving yourself time to reflect can make a big difference! The end of one year (and commencement of the next) can be an extremely powerful time. Take a moment to review the things that have both served and limited you. Trust me; you’ll be in a much better position to act consciously and set clear intentions for the future. 

Here’s to 12 new chapters!

What Everybody Ought to Know About Writing Killer Listicles

img_3960First things first, we all love listicles. They are like a magnet, and somehow, we are addicted to them. While many attribute the rise of the listicle to online sites, like BuzzFeed and HuffPost, listicles are used by a wide range of writers, and yes, even the New York Times uses listicles in their feature sections. (Okay, not as much as Buzzfeed.) Continue reading “What Everybody Ought to Know About Writing Killer Listicles”

I Woke Up at Dawn to Dance. Here’s What Happened.

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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s catch a case of the Springtime feel goods. We all need a little positivity in our life. DayBreaker is full of positive energy and happiness, and perhaps an easy solution to your insomnia, anxiety, overwhelm, and loneliness — Based on my experience at least. I felt instantly happy at my first DayBreaker. The event is designed to help us start our day with what Radha Agrawal, the founder of DayBreaker and the author of Belong calls it the Daybreaker D.O.S.E — happy chemicals (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin) that your brain naturally releases.

So, let’s talk about some feel-good time. Let’s talk about DayBreaker. Continue reading “I Woke Up at Dawn to Dance. Here’s What Happened.”