I am my own woman. I am a woman of integrity. I am loving. I am strong. I am not afraid anymore. I will spread hope to others. I will be relentless in my beliefs and morals. I will always put my family first. I will never compromise. I will change the world. And I will be the leading lady of my own life.
At this point in my life, I’ve learned that no matter how kind we are or how pure our intentions may be, we often find ourselves in a place we do not want to be. Be it the trial that inflicts us or the wounds that remind us of the things we find so hard to let go of, we are constantly in battle with ourselves. We often feel as if we are broken and our story has ended; allowing the wounds to define who we are and run the course of our lives. It was not until I began to practice self-love, where I learned that there is always a pathway forward. Each step on this path is a step of courage; a step of forgiveness; a step of hope; a step of self-love; and a step back to myself.
Continue reading “A BEAUTIFUL CROOKED PATHWAY”
Just recently I have felt genuinely happy and comfortable in my skin. While on a quest to find who I am, it was not until I travelled to Kenya where I started to learn more about myself. Deeply rooted in my thoughts, I started to become aware of who I am as a person.
I remember telling people that I was happy. Happy. A word to describe a feeling or showing of pleasure or contentment. Telling myself and others that I was happy when I wasn’t, was a betrayal to my soul. After two years, I couldn’t stomach the pain of telling people that I was happy anymore, thus, I decided to take some time for my soul and started my quest on being authentically happy.
Continue reading “ON ACCEPTING MYSELF AND BEING AUTHENTICALLY HAPPY”
The lessons that I have learned have really helped shape me into the person I am today. Thus, I have decided to compile a list of lessons that have resonated with me throughout the years. Continue reading “THE BEST LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED”
Hello again. If there is one thing I must do right now, it is to apologize. I deeply apologize for the lack of posts for the past months and no, I’m not here to make up any more excuses, however, from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry.
Continue reading “HELLO AGAIN”
Saturday, January 21, 2017 will be a day I will never forget. A day that will forever live in my memory and define me as the woman I am today. On the morning of January 21, 2017, marchers gathered in Downtown Chicago at East Jackson Boulevard and South Lake Shore Drive, with a mission to make their voices heard and to support one another in protecting and furthering women’s rights and civil liberties. Continue reading “WOMEN’S MARCH ON CHICAGO”
Travelling is what I like to call taking the scenic route through life. Filled with pleasant views, nice sceneries, and new experiences, it’s the path many of us should always take. I believe the purpose of life is more than just sitting at our nine to five job. From the rut of our profoundly busy life, travelling fills that empty void. A void that needs a little more than what we do on a daily basis.
Exploring new places, meeting new people, and trying new food is the scenic route through life. If you have ever driven through a scenic highway, you become so drawn to the beautiful scenery that you begin to reflect on how beautiful the world is. Parallel to that is travelling. As you travel and experience beautiful parts of our world, you begin to reflect on how wonderful life really is. You are experiencing things outside of your comfort zone, seeing beautiful places with your own eyes, and discovering yourself. You become infatuated with our world and fall deeply in love with your life. That right there, is the beauty of travelling and for that reason, I like to refer travelling the scenic route through life. Continue reading “TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE THROUGH LIFE”
It’s often so easy in our culture and society to put up walls, to let ourselves harden in order to protect ourselves from the intensity of our day to day lives – Duncan Parviainen
From the moment we wake up to the time we come home from work, we are constantly on the go. Living in a fast-paced world, we can all agree that life is never on pause- not even for a second. Whether it be going to work, school, or traveling afar, we tend to build up stress and tension into our lives and too often, bring it home with us. On a personal level, I will admit, I accumulate a lot of stress and tension into my body every day. Living in a constant state of urgency, I tend to forget to relax and enjoy my life; thus always coming home and heading straight to bed. Continue reading “RESTORE, REFRESH, AND REJUVENATE”
Hello darlings! I’m super excited to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the ever so beautiful SINCERELYSOPHIAC– Thank you girl for the nomination! Please go ahead and check out her blog because she’s truly amazing!
Before I begin, I just want to simply say that I’m truly grateful for the nomination and all the support I’ve received from my readers!- I LOVE YOU GUYS ❤ Continue reading “THE LIEBSTER AWARD”
Are you Hawaiian? Mexican? Puerto Rican? Filipino? Indian? African? Where are you from? Where are your parents from? Did they have an interracial marriage? Are you mix?— These are the kind of questions I’ve been asked by reason of my darker skin complexion. Explaining to people that I am, in fact, Cambodian-Siamese [Thai], surprises them as if they just found out something so fascinating. Yes, I do have a darker hue of skin colour than a stereotypical Asian, but beneath it all, I am still a hundred percent Asian—Southeast Asian to be exact. In this post, I will be writing all about my nationality and bring you into the life of a Cambodian-Thai. Continue reading “BENEATH THE SKIN: THE LIFE OF A CAMBODIAN THAI”