How do you stay balanced? This week I had to ground myself even more as to not get caught up in trivial pursuits. It’s about staying conscious and moving through the motions.
A quote from Jim Rohn snapped me back into the right perspective, “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” It’s the person doing the job that matters more.
A lot of people I know have amazing careers but feel a sense of emptiness despite the accolades, or they lose their health and family relationships. So while work is fantastic, (yes, blessings) don’t forget to work on your life.
Clearly I haven’t been in a rush to post everyday. There is a delicate balance to post online and work offline. Moving into the blogging space is fun and all, but sometimes I need to remind myself that I need to focus on some real-world sh*t plus posting my work feels so uneventful.
Unlike an artist or a photographer, where their behind-the-scenes journey looks visually delicious; my work is like “Yup here’s another draft of scratch paper filled with outlines and jumbled up words for an article I’m working on.” *insert photo of messy paper.* That’s so not fair. I wish my behind-the-scenes should look like an HBO series or something.
But here’s a cool shot I took at a lunch a few days ago. My day seemed much more emo and deep than it really was. It’s all in the filters 😉
The past few days have been a whirlwind of outside opinions feeding self-doubt. The time finally came to take a break from the internet to remind myself to listen to my intuition, refocus on purpose, and create from the inside out.
Combining my Listen post into a Reflect Post because one thought led to another and another….
As I writer, I tire easily when I find myself writing in the same format over and over again. For example, a feature article or a self-help column feels like I’m just explaining things in a constricting, factual manner.
Some days I wish I could muster up the creative strength to just break the F*ck Free express and “Let the Words Flow.” I was listening to “Love Rain” by Jill Scott today and I thought, “Dayyyyym, I wish I could put words together like this.”
100th blog post! I made it! I remember starting this in February, only hoping to make it to at least ten posts, and actually showing it to people other than my 3 roommates at the time. I thought I would have failed at updating this… but so far, so good.
Well, this was fun wasn’t it? My last weekend turned out to be a surprise birthday party for me from my friends here in Singapore. I truly feel the love.
As my flight approaches (approximately 7 hours from the time I’m writing this blog post), I keep thinking about goals. Questions as you wrap up any journey are, “Did I do everything I wanted to do?,” “Did I make it?,” “Was I successful here?”
Decided to charge my crystals yesterday… Ask me one year ago if I ever owned any crystals/stones, I would have said no. While my mom and sisters kept theirs nearby, I just never saw the significance of it, and to be quite frank, it’s not that easy to explain to a skeptical mind. “That’s so new age-y,” I would hear. But there was something about them when I randomly walked into a shop last year, I threw out the labels and couldn’t resist buying a few. I was so drawn to them.