The end of the year has become an analogy for posting curated highlight reels on Instagram, sharing profound wisdom with the world, and announcing if you are either team “new year, new me”, or team “new year, same me” to your followers. However, as cringe-worthy as deducting 365 days to 15 seconds has become, as an ex-philosophy student and pro-overthinker, I’ve always applauded these traditions. Through all its superficiality and overflow of extreme highlight content, this was the only time of the year the majority of people stopped looking for external validation and turned their gaze inward. It’s the nearing of the new year that evokes self-reflection. For once focus on inner work, and the process of thinking in itself becomes trending. Thus, I want to use the end of the year to justify sharing some of my thoughts and life lessons of 2022 with you as well.View Post
The start of the new year is commonly used as an opportunity to reflect on the year you had, and to set goals for the next. Even though I believe self-reflection should be practiced regularly – asking yourself: “Are the actions I fill my life with serving me? Are happiness and content part of my every day? What could I change for me to feel fulfilled?” are simple questions to incorporate into your daily routine – I do find my annual end-of-the-year reflection to hold special sentiment. When self-reflecting about 2020, it’s important to take into account this year was an incredibly turbulent year for everybody. Be compassionate, and kind when looking back at your achievements. The most important thing is that you survived this year – you should be proud of that. I’m excited to close this chapter for good, and start a brand new page for my new goals in 2021. If you’re curious if I achieved the goals I set for myself this year, and what my new goals are for 2021, this blog post is for you.View Post
I never believed in the law of attraction this generation holds so dearly. I grew up believing in a different concept. The concept that what comes up, must come down again. The idea of life being both good and bad; yin and yang.
You cannot receive something from life without it taking away something from you as well. If you try to win without losing, you are trying to cheat life. Even the best cheater can’t out-cheat life, or rather death, itself.View Post
If there is one undefeated truth life has taught me – putting aside the question if absolute truths even exists – it’s that saying goodbye never becomes easier. If I look back at how often I had to utter the words “We will stay in touch!”, “I’m going to miss you”, or “I will never forget you…”, these past 2 years, I instantly get a sickening feeling in my stomach. Parts of me are scattered all over the world, between places and people, and I wonder if I will ever feel whole again. For now, I will always cherish the sweet memories I made in one of my favorite places in the world, with amazing souls I have met along the way. Washington DC, the time for me to say goodbye to you has come as well.View Post
2018, you were a pivotal chapter in my story. You have been a stepping stone toward my bigger dreams and goals, and I feel extremely grateful for that. This year, many important storylines have come to an end in my life, creating space for new adventures and experiences to cross my path. 2018, you have taught me many invaluable lessons, and in today’s blogpost I will be sharing 5 of my favorite life lessons of 2018 with you.View Post