It may be unknown to many of you, but this is my third attempt at leaving Shanghai. With the repercussions of COVID epidemic management on the city, there is not much left to bring me back here.
I guess the third time’s a charm...
Hello 2022 | What Now?
2021 was another year of trying to be ok, but not really getting there. It went by fast, but in slow motion. It felt surreal, but I felt every part of it...
NOT A TREE | THE LITTLE SHEPHERD GIRL
Wow guys! My last post of 2018!!
Do you remember the promise I'd made to you on the gram' on New Year’s eve of 2017? I was livin' ma best life on Boracay Island, and I promised that I would share more of myself with you in 2018.
I've tried my best to come through on that promise!
Last Christmas I was on a beach, this Christmas, I’m on a couch...
Year Thirty-One | Life for Real
I’ve completed my 31st year of life today, and am about to embark on my 32nd. Today, at 31 years old, I feel totally in control, as I'd promised myself I would be.
My life has been filled with so much uncertainty, and as you all know by now, I’ve gotten a bit tired of living life “on-the-whim”. Now at 31, literally on this day, I finally know what I want, where I want to be, and what I have to do to get there.
It’s time for real “adulting”.
How do you know when it’s time to give up on something or someone?
Messages from the Universe can be so abstract sometimes. Does this mean that there really isn't any right or wrong decision- or one that will steer you on the wrong path? Maybe doing your best is indeed good enough. And we should be confident and at peace with that.
“What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”
It’s a quote that most of us know, and a question that has been running circles around my mind for the past few weeks, and my most recent trip to Hong Kong made it ever so present and relevant.
Hong Kong holds a special place in my heart, as it’s the place where my brand, BagLady Basics made its initial debut- it’s the city of “firsts” for BagLady Basics!
I’ll probably take back all of what I’m about to say in a few weeks (Like the time I questioned if I was tired of solo travel). But these are my current thoughts, I've decided to share...
Some of you may recognize the title of this post as the lyrics to a Didio album (shoutout to all the Dido fans). "Life for Rent" may be an old record but it continues to be one ever so relevant in my life- especially at this very moment.
I am about to embark on another transition in my life, and lets just say that without constant rumination on life’s lessons, I’d probably be stressed the fuck out. But life has taught me to chill…
You live and you learn, that’s how the saying goes, and I am sure that you can somehow attest to the truth of that statement. It’s simple, and indeed true! I truly believe that sometimes life happens to us to help us become better people.
Life has “happened” to me a couple times, and I have grown in unimaginable ways because of these “happenings”.
My mom always referred to them as “muscles”. She’d tell me that the challenges I faced were helping me to build mental muscles, and that I would in turn become stronger.