Personal Reflection

You Don’t Have To Do Everything

I often need to remind myself that I don’t have to do everything. Besides, I only have 24 hours in a day like everyone else.

There’s only so much I can do. Too bad I’m super stubborn. Even during the school year, I still try to do what I did over the summer.

I’m doing my best, and that’s all I can do. I strive for balance. It’s tough though. But I like my lifestyle. I have what I need. Hopefully, I can sustain my way of life for a long time.

As much as I love the idea of daily habits, I can’t do all of them some days. Which is why I should prioritize. Depending on the circumstances, I might put one thing before another.

I also can’t wait to graduate. Most likely, I will find work afterwards. Maybe in the future, I’ll return to university, but as of right now, I’m ready to begin my career.

I’ve done a lot in school. I want to do a lot in the real world too.

I have no idea what I’ll be doing in a few months. Or where I’ll be for that matter.

One day, I hope to look back and think my hard work paid off. Until then I’ll tell myself I don’t have to do everything. It’s okay to focus on a few things at a time.

Personal Reflection

What Will I Be Doing Over The Summer?

If only I knew. I don’t even know what I’ll be doing tomorrow.


I want to read every day. How much will depend on whether my friends want me to leave the house and socialize. Shudder.


I enjoy posting book reviews. They take time to write and edit, so bear with me.


I have so many ideas, but I haven’t fully fleshed out any just yet. I’m working on creative pieces to submit to various places.


I’m a bad blogger during the school year. Not that I’m any better over the summer. Let this year be the year I stop procrastinating and start posting earlier in the day. It hasn’t happened yet unfortunately.


I have every intention to dance often. I also tend to stretch before and exercise after.

Let me what you’re doing this summer in the comments below. I’d love to know.

Personal Reflection

Saying Goodbye To Two Seasons

Even though I miss summer, I’m a fan of autumn. Cooler weather. Changing leaves.

The regular baseball season has come and gone as well. I’m now fully invested in the postseason. So much for being a responsible student.

This past summer was awesome. Mostly thanks to all of you and your continued support. I’m excited to see what the new seasons will bring.

I hope you had a great summer. I also wish you’ll have an even better fall.

I’m going to miss summer baseball. It’s been a fun few months. I’ve tried to savour every second, even the less than ideal ones.

For some reason, my mind can’t stop thinking about the future. I like to think that’s a good thing. At least it’s a sign I’m no longer obsessed with the past.

Here’s to fall being a cool season in more ways than one.

Personal Reflection

Summer, School, Stress

It’s that time of the year where I’m starting to feel stressed and concerned, anxious and nervous.

School starts soon. Soon as in my first day is tomorrow. And with it, my sanity disappears.

There’s a lot of grey area in my life. Unknowns. Not just with school but other things as well.

But I don’t want to worry. I’ve spent twenty years of my life worrying. That’s a hyperbolic statement obviously. I’m sure I didn’t care as much as a kid. I want to go back to being eight years old where my biggest concern was what I wanted to watch on TV after school.

I hope to turn my nervousness into excitement.

I’m trying to tell myself that everything will be fine because ultimately, life works out. Not always the way I intended or expected, but things have a funny way of turning out all right.

I think my problem is a tendency to second guess myself and my abilities. I underestimate what I’m able to do, what I’m capable of.

I’m an ambitious person by nature, which leads to more stress in my day to day life.

I’m writing right now because I’m too stressed to do anything else. And working with words usually helps me relax.

At first, it might seem counter-intuitive to write about your problems because you think about them more. But for me working through things lends me perspective. Often times I realize what I worry about will never come to pass because the odds of it happening are highly unlikely.

This post is all over the place. I know. It’s a reflection of my life right now.

I consider myself a clean, neat person who likes to be organized. I want to be on top of things. I want to be in charge, not let things take charge of me.

I’ll feel better once school starts, and I have a better feel for this semester. Besides, I’ve survived summer to school transitions in the past. I’ll survive this one.

I hope you’ll bear with me as I do my best to keep up with everything.

As much as I’d love to publish a post every day, I might miss a few every now and then. Don’t worry I’m human. I need days off just like everyone else too.


This Month | What I Love | July 2016

It’s been a strange month.

But I’ve been writing and editing more consistently, which is a claim I couldn’t make all too often in the past.

I like writing during the more relaxing and enjoyable summer months. Who doesn’t?

This post is my way of announcing that I love July a lot more than November. I’m not even sorry about it.

For me, November is the antithesis of July. Birthdays, school days, and the upcoming holidays make every day a busy one in the second to last month of the year.

Thank goodness we only have one November each year.


Country Music | What I Love | June 2016 

There’s nothing like country music to get me in a good mood.

And something about the summer makes me want to listen to great music by even greater artists.

Like Florida Georgia Line.

Here’s to the Good Times is one of a few albums that I actually own. Maybe someday I’ll be able to grow my CD collection.

Here's To The Good Times-This Is How We Roll by Florida Georgia LineDon’t mind the books in the background. If you know me at all, you’ll know I love stories all year long, every day of every month.

I don’t usually read with music playing in the background either, especially not with the songs on this album.

Thank you to the radio station for playing “Cruise” today at work, and reminding me that a country music phase isn’t a thing.


Write More This Summer

Allow me to quote myself:

Happy writing an atrocious amount of words even though you don’t have people to see or places to be.

Rectify that this summer by trying these tips? Or just rest and get rusty. Like me. That works too. It all depends on your priorities. 

  • Take writing seriously. 
  • Establish a routine. 
  • Enjoy your experience. 
  • Have many breaks. 
  • Live a lot. 
  • Love a lot. 
  • Laugh a lot. 
  • Reward yourself. 

Happy writing and stay cool!

Blogging · Reading · Writing

What Summer Is Really Like

Happy first day of summer.

Yeah right. More like:

Happy needing to exercise yet never wanting to.

Happy telling yourself every day you’ll spend more time blogging.

Happy trying to read until your tears and sweat fall onto the pages.

Happy hibernating in your own home because it’s too hot to leave the house.

Happy writing an atrocious amount of words even though you don’t have people to see or places to be.