The Beauty in Delayed Gratification

The Beauty in Delayed Gratification

This topic is honestly something I am truly very invested in. In other words, I have taken a lot of time in shifting from my previous need or desire for “instant gratification” into this new long-term appreciation and patience for “delayed gratification”. As you can likely tell, this goes very hand-in-hand with a long-term type of mindset.

I will say, that I believe my generation, the millennial generation is the epiphany of desire and practically need instant gratification. I attribute a lot of this to social media–I mean with all the platforms we have, Instagram, Snapchat, IG and Snap stories, etc. we can always see what others are up to in that instant and hell, we will often post to these platforms ourselves with what we are doing exactly in that moment. I mean even I fucking do it, but not for personal reasons. Everything in this digital age and space is so instant that it has cultivated a mindset of less patience and discipline in this millennial generation. I’ll give a few examples of what I mean. Continue reading “The Beauty in Delayed Gratification”

All About the Mindset

All About the Mindset

Today I am doing something a little different, where I am simply going to free-write about my current mindset and where it has taken me.

For these past few months, I have been very diligent on training my mindset and building myself as the best individual I can be moving forward into 2018. I will admit, I attribute a lot of my change in mindset to Gary Vaynerchuk and Lauryn Evarts, who I personally believe are male and female versions of each other. For those who may not have heard of Gary Vaynerchuk yet, I highly recommend to visit his Instagram and even better, listen to his podcasts on The GaryVee Audio Experience. On the other hand, Lauryn Evarts, the founder of The Skinny Confidential, is someone I see as a reflection of myself, but older and wiser. I also highly recommend her blog and her podcasts that she also shares with her husband. To cut to the chase, a few things I’ve learned from both thus far. Continue reading “All About the Mindset”

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”

The Toxicity of Social Media

The Toxicity of Social Media

We’ve all heard about how toxic social media can be. Some of us may get into the habit of comparing ourselves to others, believing people’s lives are the way they display it on Instagram, and honestly, we end up hating and judging people for tweeting about their political views and mindless opinions. So why do we keep up with it?Β  Continue reading “The Toxicity of Social Media”