8 Ways My Life Got Better By Sharing My Deep Thoughts Online

1. My writing got better. Some of the world’s greatest writers recommend writing even when you’re not inspired. By forcing myself to deliver weekly/monthly blogs, my writing and thinking got significantly better. It’s kind of fun (not really) to see my progression from my first blog on Never What You Think to now. Also, keeping […]

Moving On Without Closure

Closure is a luxury. You may deserve it. But with the way life and relationships work, it’s more like a courtesy. Most of the time, we don’t get closure from a significant other, friend, or family member that we have to part with. But with the way life and relationships work, we have to move on. There’s […]

Leave My Skinny Body Alone

I’ve always had French fry-shaped body. And I’m just learning that that’s okay. When I was younger, I never had a problem with my self-image. I played sports, my parents fed me healthy food, and I felt good. I didn’t think about my straw-like figure at all. Ever. But eventually, both my classmates and the […]

9 Life Lessons From Being Raised by a Fitness Mom

Pushing yourself physically has many parallels to pushing yourself in life. My mom is a fitness trainer and always kicks me in the butt to get in shape, get out there, and get what I want. Naturally, her training spilled over to her parenting and it has shaped the way I approach life: 1. You […]

When Charting Out the Big Picture, Don’t Forget to Include the Legend

If you’ve never taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), it basically boils down your personality to four categories. These categories are represented through an abbreviation, like INTJ or ESFP. Each letter represents a preference between opposing categories: Extroversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. iNtuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving. Like most personality tests, it’s […]

Why Friendships Are Hard to Maintain After College

Friendships change as a post-graduate.  This seems to be a running theme for everyone who has been through the education system for over 15 years.  Friendships that were formed through the forging of classrooms tend to fall apart on the wayside.  This is not caused by arguments or disagreements (though some are).  Most friendships after […]

Why You Should Stop Calling Yourself “Undateable”

Every Valentine’s Day, it seems like cynics are suddenly everywhere. I’m surrounded by people getting ready to celebrate “Singles’ Awareness Day” and scoffing at those who are in a relationship. Which is fine. If you happen to be single on Valentine’s Day, why not take the opportunity to love yourself? I think it’s empowering, and […]

What Does Snapchat Say About Our Culture?

In Tibet, Buddhist monks participate in a religious art called “dul-tson-kyil-khor” (or commonly known as “sand mandalas”).  Monks participate in this tradition as a way of healing the environment and the world around.  For example, 20 Tibetan monks came to Washington DC to build a sand mandala following the 11 September attacks to provide healing […]

What is True Love?

Lust vs Love. Love vs In Love. Romantic Love vs Platonic Love. With so many different ways to love, one type of love baffles me the most – true love. True Love’s What?! As a Disney fanatic and a sucker for chick flicks, I grew up hearing and believing in “one true love” and “true love’s […]

Calling All Adults: Volunteer More!

No matter who you are, what you do, or what you think you have, there’s always someone out there worse off. That’s what motivates / guilts me daily! How do I cope with this up and down? Helping those less fortunate any way I can. One of those ways is VOLUNTEERING. Kid Mandy used to […]