Reflection: Part 1

Winter Break I told myself that I would have more time to work on SEVERAL PROJECTS during my week-long winter break. Wrong. I rested. I reflected. I’m rejuvenated. Part of achieving success is THE PREPARATION, right? There’s so much that I wanted to write, there’s much I was supposed to write. But, I was lacking the drive to…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our nerd family to yours ❤ This year, I’d like to express what Christmas means to me. There’s two major sentiments my mind has aligned itself with…. the joy of giving and setting (and sometimes failing at) family traditions. 1. The joy of giving Growing up, my grandparents instilled what it meant to give without…

What’s Our Story? Find out…

Usually when I visit an unfamiliar place, my mind races with questions demanding an answer faster than I can provide. I hope that my aimless attempt at reason can somehow string the information together into data I can understand. Visiting a new blog can sometimes feel like that. The veterans know what to do, know what to expect, and know where…

Head Over Heals: The Effects of Being in Love

I’ve known of him and talked to/about him for over a decade. We’ve been “together” for 7 years, married for 5. Our history  together is long and riddled with the many highs and lows  life has thrown at us….. our love, something deep and real. We’re celebrating 5 years of marriage today!  As most of…

To Do List: Rogue One. Check! Sleep, Not So Much

My day started at 4:15am today. I managed to get out of bed, make a cup of coffee, and heat breakfast up. I had one eye open, slumped on the counters, and without coffee in my system…I  can barely be considered human yet. I was a ghost walking barefoot in my kitchen. But, wait…. I was still…

Freedom: When The Toddlers Are Away, The Parents Will Play

It’s our anniversary month and we’ve finally managed to make some time for each other (toddler free… WHAT?! Impossible). First thing that happens when we make plans to have a date, I TALK ABOUT THE KIDS NONE STOP. It’s me, missing them already. As imperfect as I am, as messy as it can get, and as unpredictable life…

Top 3 Reasons I Choose to Blog

If blogging takes up a lot of time and effort, why even blog?  Gosh, good question! Do you want the short version or the long version?  Would  you prefer the chronological history explaining why I choose to blog, or should I jump around from past to present to explain it? It changes. … I suppose I could start with…

How To Deal When You Have An Incurable Disease

I was 25 years old when I was told that I had Moyamoya. What’s that? It’s an incurable disease that limits the blood flow in the brain often times causing a stroke for those who are diagnosed. THAT’S what happened to me. 3 weeks prior to my stroke I gave birth to a beautiful baby…

OOTD: Chipped & Chilled

Moyamoya disease hasn’t conquered me, but it has shattered the naive belief of invinsibility. It came as a curse and as a blessing. At one point of the spectrum, I’m as fragile as a chipped Bizen Chawan. On the other, I’m as strong as the process that the chawan went through to become its unique form….