Be always for learning

I love starting my sentences with the word “and”. But there’s some grammar rule that goes like this: Thou shall not start your sentences with “and”. Oh, really? So you can imagine my disbelief when I heard an English professor say, You can start a sentence with the word “and”. Me: You can?! How didContinue reading “Be always for learning”

5 tips to make self improvement easier

Changing your life for better requires tons of patience, effort, and a completely different mindset. Often, we complicate life, by coming up with all of the reasons for why something isn’t possible. Instead, focus your energy on how you can create change even if it’s little by little. Have a humble attitude. Make a littleContinue reading “5 tips to make self improvement easier”

how to blog productively when you got a million things going on

blogging is a journey, an adventure. As you keep showing up to your blog, you grow as blogger. For example, you learn how to write better blog post titles. Becoming a better blogger definitely takes time and effort 👩🏽‍💻. When you feel like you got a million things going on in your life, does blogging startContinue reading “how to blog productively when you got a million things going on”

do what you love, write your heart out

Sometimes I feel like a wannabe writer. In journals, I write letters to my future and old selves. I thank my old self for being brave. I plead my future self not to change, not to become prideful. I think I’m a wannabe writer, but there’s a thing or two that I have learned aboutContinue reading “do what you love, write your heart out”

3 Simple Tips to Help You Be Disciplined

If you’ve ever struggled with discipline you know the struggle is real with getting things done. However, as soon you learn how to apply discipline in one area of your life, it becomes easier to apply discipline in other areas of your life whether you’re studying for an exam, writing a book, or committing toContinue reading “3 Simple Tips to Help You Be Disciplined”

5 Tips for Dealing with Change

Dealing with change and uncertainty of change can sometimes be worrisome, overwhelming and stressing. I say this from experience. You wish for change, you plan for it, and when you least expect it the changes start taking place. The change that is happening in my life right now leaves me with a sense of trustContinue reading “5 Tips for Dealing with Change”

One Tip for the Uninspired Writer

The greatest lesson I learned about writing was to treat writing as a conversation. Before then, I thought academic writing was formal, an assignment to turn in to teachers and professors. Writing can have personality! Treating writing as a conversation took the weight off my shoulders because I could now approach writing as a conversationContinue reading “One Tip for the Uninspired Writer”

One Tip to Stop Feeling Stressed

A while back I shared on this blog how I put my master’s degree on hold because I was exhausted from my full-time job and taking evening and weekend classes at university. I felt stressed and overwhelmed everyday–even on the weekends. I didn’t prioritize scheduling in time to simply relax. What I needed the mostContinue reading “One Tip to Stop Feeling Stressed”

I’m Ashamed to Admit this, But This Will Help You: Writing Advice

I spend too much time in front of drive-thru windows buying fast food and coffee. More time than I’d like to admit. One drive-through lady nicknamed me “coffee girl”. When she told me, see you tomorrow, I knew I had a problem. I’m ashamed of being recognized as a regular who buys coffee every dayContinue reading “I’m Ashamed to Admit this, But This Will Help You: Writing Advice”