If I were to tell you an anxiety episode I had at the beginning of the year was one of the reasons I decided to purchase a house, I imagine your reaction would be akin to a few popular gifs, many of which I most certainly have used myself. You may even question my sanity. But, before you do, read the rest of this post.Read More
While promoting her new film, “Booksmart” at the Bumble SXSW Hive last month, director Olivia Wilde said something brilliant. Even as I sit here now typing her quote for you to read, I can feel the tug at my heartstrings. Not only because I have been on the receiving end of similar criticisms. Not only because I have jumped to similar judgments of my fellow women.
But largely because I have definitely done it to myself.Read More
In the age of social media, comparison – particularly when it comes to appearance or beauty standards – is a constant issue. Instagramers look bloody perfect. Highlight is popping, brows are amazing, holy contour. Hey, I edit my photos, too. And there are previous posts where I know full well now that I overdid it and look like an alien.
But let’s talk about lips.
Really. That’s what I want to talk about.
I have a point, I promise.Read More
I speak from experience when I say Korea loves holidays. I mean, we even celebrate “Pepero Day” on November 11th because four of the standing cookie sticks look like a series of ones. And Pepero celebrates some added coin in the pockets. But when it comes to Valentine’s Day, Korea sees your single holiday and raises you two.Read More
For those of you who are new to my blog or who have just recently started following me on social media, you may not be aware of my struggles with perfectionism (you can ready my blog post on that by clicking HERE), depression, and anxiety. I want to start this post by saying that I am far better than I used to be so for anyone battling similar issues, it is possible to heal, albeit slowly. I also want you to know that it is perfectly normal to encounter some relapses or flare-ups as you do. I experienced one myself just last week – and am still feeling its effects.Read More
I am going to be completely honest and admit I let myself off the hook about any stress I might have had regarding Week 3 of the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge. Without getting too into detail about the actual goings on at work, suffice to say afterward, I simply wanted to relax.
So, that’s what I did.