Positive Intentions

Positive Intentions

Recently, I finished reading a novel called “Emily and Einstein” by Linda Lee, and wow, can I say the timing of finishing this novel is very ironic with where I currently am in life.

I picked this book up when I was at home in Pennsylvania back at the end of May, as it was in my favorites pile and I just thought it’d be interesting to re-read a favorite novel again for the second time. Long story short, the main character Emily, demonstrates genuine selflessness and manages to stay strong, despite her husband passing away in an accident. Throughout the entire story, others always seem to try to bring her down, including her own husband, but despite all of that, she always acts with honor, love, and compassion. Reading this story again was a blessing in disguise, as this Emily inspires me to be a 2.0 version of myself. Continue reading “Positive Intentions”

A Day Trip to Malibu

A Day Trip to Malibu

Malibu, California — one of the most beautiful and aesthetic looking places in the Golden StateΒ (in my opinion). The first time I ever visited California at the age of fifteen, my parents took me to Malibu because that’s all I wanted to see and once I was on the pier, I fell in love.

On this day trip, my friend and I decided to check out Malibu Farm, since it’s a very well-known food spot for local and organic food, and the view is also just amazing. The drive to Malibu from OC wasn’t too bad, since we left at a time traffic was alright, but it was still at least an hour drive. Continue reading “A Day Trip to Malibu”

Growing Up in a Small Town

Growing Up in a Small Town

Ever since I was in middle school, I had this crazy dream of moving to Southern California to pursue all of my dreams, whether it was for competitive figure skating, tennis, or simply to be around warm weather all year round and be near all the “exciting” events.

I think what fueled the fire in me in pursuing this dream was due to the lack of energy, purpose, passion I had for the area I was in. Continue reading “Growing Up in a Small Town”

My Take on Happiness

My Take on Happiness

These past few weeks have taken quite a toll on my mental health, and even though this is very personal to share, I think it ties in well with where and how I developed my beliefs on happiness, positivity, and the mindset I have for life.

The first time I realized that happiness depends on yourself and your interpersonal relationships with others (friends, family members, colleagues, etc.) was when I was in ninth grade and my science teacher gave a short speech and stated that no matter how far you try to run, no matter where you are, you can never be fulfilled with the true feeling of happiness until your relationships with your close ones are at its best. At the age of fifteen, I really had no idea what he was talking about. But today, I couldn’t agree more with his advice. Continue reading “My Take on Happiness”

A Day in Laguna

A Day in Laguna

Laguna Beach is by far one of my favorite spots in Southern California and personally my favorite beach! The vibe here is always relaxing and feels like a getaway, but really it’s a fifteen minute drive from where I live!

The other day I had a super quick shoot here with a good photographer friend named Emma Faukner. I really enjoy working with her on projects and shoots because our goals align when it comes down to getting a shoot done. We don’t want to do it simply for photos for our portfolio or blog, but rather, for the fun-filled adventure and experience that comes with it. It’s genuinely amazing meeting new people who enjoy doing things for the natural thrill of it, rather than what it appears like to others. Continue reading “A Day in Laguna”