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Taking Time Off

Something that I notice my generation does more so than other generations is taking time off. I find myself doing so, too, perhaps that’s why I haven’t had just one full-time, permanent job thus far. I’ve been in the workforce for four years, and I had my first full-time job for 8 months. The contract was for fixed term. I’m not complaining because when I have time in between jobs, I travel. Now, traveling may sound glamorous, but it does take time to plan and coordinate. If you’re quite  ...

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Having a quarter-life crisis in 2018? You’re not alone.

For most of your life, you may wonder whose life is it anyway? You might have been ingrained to put aside your wishes and dreams to pursue a path set forth by your parents or plain old society. You do things for the sake of chasing success because you thought that it would bring you happiness and satisfaction. You’ve graduated from a decent school, worked hard to climb the corporate ladder, and you bought a car. What’s next? You find someone to share your life with. You buy a house. This  ...

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Being Okay with What Is

I’m in my late 20s, post-grad, single and choosing to live at home with my parents. Oftentimes I reminisce about school and college days where making friends was easy. Many of them were so close! Keeping friends is a way different story though. As humans we are very much social beings. However, the way we draw our energy is different. If you’re an introvert, you tend to gain your energy from doing activities on your own such as reading a book. If you’re an extrovert, you gain energy from  ...

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Seasons of Life

Yes, today is the last day of May 2018. For some it may already be June 2018. As time passes, things change, people change, you change, and that’s all okay. When you cling to what was, you dwell in the past, which leads to suffering. You may have heard the quote, “Pain is real. Suffering is not.” You may be dealing with chronic pain or acute pain. As I’m typing right now, I’m currently experiencing a swollen finger (note to self: don’t pull out hangnails). It’s physically painful to type,  ...

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