Life Before the California Dream

Life Before the California Dream

Prior to becoming a full-time college student, I was a competitive figure skater and tennis player. I started competing in figure skating at the age of seven and a few years later, began my USTA journey at the age of ten.

My life growing up was not as normal as I had wished it to be, but fortunately, it has shaped me into the strong individual I am today. Continue reading “Life Before the California Dream”

Building Genuine Connections

Building Genuine Connections

Some connections are simply meant to last a lifetime. But how often do we come across these kinds of connections?

Genuine connections with people are amazing…and extremely rare from my personal experience. When I say genuine connections, I mean those relationships you have with specific friends, a significant other, etc. Those friendships that are built on the foundation of similar values, goals, purpose, and you get the idea. Let’s be honest with ourselves, out of all your relationships with friends, colleagues, etc., how many of them could you truly see being by your side five years from now? Continue reading “Building Genuine Connections”

Building Motivation as a Millennial

Building Motivation as a Millennial

Being a full-time college student at a new university has left me feeling so caught up in all of my school work and while adjusting to many new aspects of my life, it’s been quite some time since I have written a post. Surely enough, during my hiatus, I found a new obsession that has been building my motivation and pushing me even more in the direction that I want for my future. Continue reading “Building Motivation as a Millennial”

Our Choices

Our Choices

Often times, I always hear the phrase, “Everything happens for a reason.” To be brutally honest, I used to completely trust this statement and had a lot of belief in it. However, recently, I started to believe otherwise. Don’t get me wrong, I still believe in this phrase to an extent. But recently, I came to a realization that this idea is often used as an excuse as to why some things happen out of our control and perhaps it is easier to think that something happened for a reason, rather than trying to choose our course of action. Continue reading “Our Choices”

The Power of Our Mindset

The Power of Our Mindset

A few weeks ago I wrote about changing into a 2.0 version of myself and I thought I’d give a little update on the progress, since I honestly believe it can be so beneficial for ANYONE who seeks change within themselves, to become better, stronger, and to find growth.

Recently I decided to start reading again for leisure, as part of my new regime in this growth period. Ironically enough, I picked up a book called “Mindset” written by psychologist Carol S. Dweck, where she touches on the two different mindsets that exists — a fixed mindset and growth mindset. Continue reading “The Power of Our Mindset”