All posts filed under: Think

Here’s Something Shocking

 I aspire to work in the field of healthcare and I have always been constantly reminded of that decision every day of my life by my peers or classmates.  I was reminded of the fact as a young woman struggling to be taken seriously by male classmates and I was reminded every time someone questioned my intelligence based on my “girly, fashionable” appearance. Many classmates never hesitated to label me as someone that wasn’t “serious” and “intelligent” based on superficial matters and this continual belief that a woman couldn’t be simultaneously interested in physiology and handbags was ingrained in the system. My lab partner for freshman year chemistry lab told me that he doubted that I would even pass the class. I got a higher score than he did and my future career is literally lab based. No matter how hard I worked, it seemed that no one would believe that I was capable of intelligent thought or success. To to this day, I still remember one of my coworkers giving me fully unsolicited criticism …

Ways I’ve Changed After College

It was a usual kind of day, and as I walked over to wash my hands in the sink I was thinking about cheese fries. I’m not going to lie to you guys, in that moment I was thinking about cheese fries and how badly I wanted some. If it makes you feel better you can pretend that I was thinking about candle holders or green smoothies. But I was thinking about cheese fries. As I looked up at the mirror in front of me, I took a long hard look, and then realized that I had barely recognized myself. I was refined, a lot more grown up and mature than I was before. My hair, my makeup, and my style were almost completely different than when I was in undergrad. Somehow, I wasn’t the same sassy and spontaneous person that I was before. But the truth is, I liked who I had become. (2014, y’all!) When I was in college I wore bright and bold lipstick, had a messy lob and dressed pretty colorfully. …

ACTUALLY, Feminism IS Necessary

I was going to post a fun, casual, catch-up kind of blog post but then I read a blog post from another blogger that made me stop completely in my tracks. It was like one of those blog posts that you read that makes you completely shake your head and throw your hands up in the air. Basically, her point was that women shouldn’t be fighting for anything and that they are not marginalized. (Among many other things that were…ugh. Halee and I have been discussing this post for a while. I suggest that if society ever frustrates you, to discuss with a friend your perspectives and viewpoints. Also check out Halee’s blog!) *takes a deep breath* Okay, listen. I’m going to take a moment and be real with you all here. Each and every person has their own beliefs and experiences. I am a young, ethnic woman soon to be working in a male-dominated field and industry. I’m an Asian American woman who was born and raised in Illinois, and I attended a liberal university in …

10 Things (Some) Other Bloggers Do That I Don’t

Blogging is something that is immensely personal, whether your subject matter is or not. Each and every blogger has their own approach to blogging. There are things that other bloggers do that some don’t. There are certain things that I do which other bloggers would never even think of doing. Some approaches that other bloggers do are things that I wouldn’t personally do. There’s no right or wrong way to do things. Each and every individual is going to have a unique take on things and their own process. Just because we all have similar blogging resources doesn’t mean we’ll do things the same way or utilize the same ones. So, I thought it would be interesting to do a post about things that other bloggers do that I don’t. This isn’t me trying to be presumptuous or condescending, this is just me sharing my input and views. I’m not saying that this is the right way but rather I am just saying that this is how I do things. You’re allowed to disagree with …

The Best Advice I’ve Taken (In Blogging and Life)

I wrote a long post and then promptly deleted it. It was a bunch of things that I needed to get off my chest. It addressed a bunch of different things, from mean girls in blogging to ghosts from my past in real life. I’m human and part of being human is getting frustrated and a little upset every once in a while. It’s kind of, sort of part of life. But like I said, I promptly deleted it. I came to the realization that I didn’t care anymore. People often think that when it comes to things you have to stand up and react or back down as a coward. Except there’s actually a third option… you can just not care. I know it sounds silly and it sounds trivial.  But coming from someone who used to hold on to a lot of unnecessary animosity, resentment and a whole bunch of other negativity, it is so much easier to just freaking let it go. Being petty and being a bitch takes energy because that …

International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! Especially during times like these, it is so important to have days like today where we celebrate women and their significant contributions! According to the International Women’s Day website, “International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.” This year’s theme is to #BeBoldForChange which is increasingly important because it seems like Women’s rights are slowly being reduced by each passing day with the presidency. It is significant for us to celebrate the women in our lives and their achievements, but it is also important to think of the women of the future (future students, daughters, etc) and how we genuinely have to make a change for ourselves and them. I always think of my future daughter and how I want her to grow up without the terribly sexist experiences that I’ve had. We need to think about future generations s0 they don’t have to overcome what we …

Take Care of Yourself

Whenever I watch 30 Rock, I see so much of myself in Liz. You know, besides the whole food-loving, determined as heck, independent without a boyfriend thing. Every time I see her try to manage all the chaos and drama on TGS while taking care of Tracy and Jenna, and her own personal problems, I relate so much to her. Because I do the exact same thing. I’m always trying to take care of everyone else and help everyone with their issues, that a lot of times I forget about myself. I think that’s why Ashley and Lolo and I all get along so well because they both are always constantly reminding me to take care of myself (much like I do for both of them). There have been countless times in my life when I’ve helped my friends or coworkers deal with whatever is going on, and taken on a bunch of things at once. And even though I wish I could tell you all that I’m basically Wonder Woman and that I handled …