Finding a Goldmine

Last year, I went on an alternative winter break to volunteer for the homeless in the city which I can honestly say has contributed to my habit of remembering to be grateful for what I have. Right now we’re getting our upstairs full bathroom redone (we never got to move last year so we decided to just work on the house right now little by little—but that’s another story for another time!) so we currently only have a half bathroom at home. Read More

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I Grew Up Without Insecurities

I don’t know why or how, but I grew up without insecurities and the need to “fit in.” This is by no means my way of trying to toot my own horn, I’m just being honest. And trust me, it’s not like I have anything to boast about when I was younger either. Read More

When the Line is Too Long

My sister and I went to a local bakery the other day after finding out about their special shaved-ice dessert. While we were in line to order, a small woman behind us started a conversation with us… Read More

Life filtered. 

Because of what I post on Instagram, I’ve had a few people tell me how fun my life is, how happy my family looks, how cool my job is, etc…you get the point.

As much as I’d like to say what I capture in photos is a perfect reflection of my real life, *surprise, surprise* it’s not.

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On A Rainy Day

It was raining quite a bit last Wednesday morning and as I was rushing out the door, it didn’t even occur to me to bring an umbrella (or at least a jacket with a hood on it). I got in line to board the train and usually, it takes a couple of minutes to wait for the passengers who have to get off at this stop to board off the train. I felt the droplets of rain land on my head as I peeked over the front of the line, hoping we would be able to board soon before I get soaking wet or worse, catch a cold. It wasn’t long before I noticed the raindrops stopped trickling down my hair. Confused, I turned around to see a beautifully aged elderly woman looking at me with the most gentle smile as half her umbrella hovered over my head. Immensely grateful, I say “thank you” and she returns the warmest and most genuine “you’re welcome” I’ve heard in such a long time.  Read More

Little Flower

“Even now I know it: yes, all my hopes will be fulfilled… yes… the Lord will work wonders for me which will surpass infinitely my immeasurable desires.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux – VII Letter to Mother Agnes of Jesus) Read More

The Optimist Commuter

I’m 20 years-old and I don’t have a driver’s license. Yes, really. I know, I know… I really should get one. Most teens nowadays are ecstatic to get their license at 16 years old while there’s me over there in the corner lacking all means of motivation to get one. As much as I’d like to blame my nonchalant attitude when it comes to driving, Read More

Posse Interview

I was on my way to get a chocolate chip cookie this evening when I heard a bunch of yelling and shouting in the hallway…  Read More