Before I took the class “Object Oriented Analysis and Design with UML” last semester, I used to put minimal thought into every single component and overall structure at the start of any new project I was going to code. As the eager beginner I still am, I was simply excited to start writing code and would always figure out the structure as I went along.
“The Alchemist” has been on my list of books to read for so many years. We had crossed paths on many occasions. Friends recommending it, seeing the book on the shelf at work, at friends’ houses, noticing it sitting in my Goodreads recommendations. But for one reason or another I didn’t end up reading it until this past month.
“The Alchemist” – Paulo Coelho
2018 was a year of deep inner growth. Creating a vision for what I want my career and life to look like was an integral part of my year as well. I did this by hitting pause on the mental chatter and getting still. Through that, the foundation was set for everything that is to come. As they say, the day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit. So, if you’re going to put in so much work over the span of many months or even years, wouldn’t you want it to go towards exactly what you want out of life, instead of achieving other people’s dreams in vain.Read More »
This conference was really something extraordinary. It’s been eight months, and I’m still inspired by the words I was able to capture from those two days. Back when I wrote my first post about Designation (read it here if you haven’t yet), I promised I would digitize my notes from the event. Then school happened, and I didn’t get around to putting this together, until now.
Happy Saturday everyone! Occasionally, I get messages asking me to share what songs I’m listening to on my instagram stories. So, I’ve finally put together a couple of playlists.
I am by no means knowledgeable in music, nor do I believe I have a particularly refined taste in music. I just like what I like and, if your music taste converges with mine, you might enjoy either one of my playlists.
The first is Saturday Sun. A purposefully obnoxious degree of happiness is infused into this playlist to get your day started on the right foot. This one is about hacking your mindset first thing in the morning and making yourself believe you are on vacation by the coast, having the time of your life. Because, honestly, we should be having the time of our lives every single day. Happy vibes all round with this one.
On the other hand, Promise Me This is quite the opposite. This one is a low-key playlist with soft, soothing, and even melancholy tunes to light some incense to, unwind and end your day. Some of my personal favorites from this playlist are all Ben Howard and Novo Amor songs – also anything by Bon Iver (even though I hesitated to include him in this playlist because his songs take me from relaxed to emotional – but I just love him).
I hope you enjoy these playlists!
For my birthday this year I felt called to go inward and explore both myself, and new places that speak to my inner peace and highest self. I had been wanting to visit this Buddhist temple for a couple of years, but the long drive south felt intimidating for a while. Not anymore, though. I was ready and it was time.Read More »
On this Self-care Sunday I wanted to share with you some running tips for all you new runners out there, or more experienced runners who may be in a rut. This advice comes from a girl who used to HATE running in high school and couldn’t physically run for more than 5 minutes without my lungs feeling on fire. Now I run 2-4 kms multiple times per week and LOVE it.Read More »
June is my birthday month, and it also happened to be the month I started reading more about Buddhism, as well as exploring meditation through one of my daily habits. I don’t know if this just happened to be a coincidence, or the fact that my birthday is on its way had me feeling more introspective. Either way, it was a month full of knowledge and expansion. Read More »
I’ve lost count, over the years, of just how many times I have set on starting a new habit and then dropping the ball only a couple of weeks later. My pattern was always the same.
I would come up with a new habit I was certain would improve my life if I was able to implement consistently (be it reading every day, doing yoga, running or coding every day). I would start super excited and would have little to no trouble sticking to my brand new habit for the first few days. Then, life would get in the way, I was faced with a particularly busy day, could not find time to continue my new habit or, the most usual culprit: I would forget.