Hi everyone!!! ~~~

I’d like to thank all my readers and travel blogging companions for all the wonderful interactions through the summer. This community has been so helpful in shaping my goals, interests, and writing. I’m incredibly happy to have kick-started my blogging project over the year, and writing has been a constant source of stress relief and support.

I like to write reflections from time to time to remind myself what goals I have and where I’m at in my life. During these time in my moods, I tend to get existential, and rant about all the things I could do better. Let’s see then, shall we?

Some mini-milestones I’ve passed this summer!

Took a family vacation (We haven’t had one in years! Post to come…) to Florida, gulf side. Wow, are the beaches there beautiful.

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Started my 2nd remote job. My office is set up right in my bedroom. I was so surprised when I received my equipment set: laptop, backdrop, camera, etc. I am so thrilled to be part of this work-from-home team. Honestly, before I got my 1st remote job as an English instructor, I never knew these things existed.

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Saw Queen in New York! Who knew that I would get to be in the same breathing space as the rocking legends? Adam Lambert was fantastic. They threw a spectacular show unlike any other concert. I was up and dancing pretty much the whole way. While we’re there, we also saw some awesome shows: Regina Spektor, Dear Evan Hansen, Great Comet, Waitress

 

Went on a 3-day timeshare vacation. We’ve all heard of the horror stories and how people get stuck in these presentation for 4+ hours! We got out more than alive, loved it, and will be coming back. Aaaaand, we didn’t buy any timeshares. 😉

Hope you enjoyed my shiny new adventures! Don’t forget to let me know what you think.



Fun travels aside, these few months, I’ve been struggling with some thoughts and issues that I’d like to share. Maybe I’ll have some input from all of you.

I’ve pondering whether or not I could be doing more, career-wise. Should I give in to one of those boring 9-5 office jobs, but pays more and is more professional?

Doing something to make a difference should be today’s form of currency.

Graduate school? I’ve been constantly asked whether or not I want to go. It’s not that I don’t want to go, but the risk of spending $100K on getting a piece of paper when I could be learning from all these available online resources doesn’t make sense to me. I was fortunate enough to graduate college without debt, and I love that. I’m able to use all my hard-earned money for things I love to do. But then, there’s always that pressure from people to get an advanced degree. What’s the right answer?

I could improve….

I’m so sorry, everyone! I’ve been so off my game with keeping up with blog posts. Honestly, doing a weekly post is harder to keep up with than I could ever imagine. I admire my fellow blog challenge friends who schedule their posts. To make up for it, I’ll share this picture

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Another thing I need to keep in mind: languages and learning! I’m constantly trying to remind myself to practice my Spanish and Chinese, the languages I learned in high school and college. There are so many free online resources, yet I’m so lazy and complacent, that I’ve been slowly forgetting all these awesome lessons.

Also, music! I keep forgetting in my moments of most stress, I could be learning some new tunes on my uke, guitar, keyboards.


What are some of your goals and reflections the last few months? Cheers!

10 thoughts on “Summer Reflections!!!

  1. For me, I am applying to grad school after not being in school for 8 years. I wanted to take the time to work full time and figure it out from there. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology with an intention to work in the biotechnology. From there I had an option to pursue a license as a clinical scientist or pursue my MBA. I thought I was settled in biotechnology.
    But it did not happen that way. A few years later, I find myself working in human services and I’ve branched out through networking, partnerships, and meeting other people who work in other human services agencies and local government. It was a weird feeling making that career change, but I love the job and I feel I can make a big difference. For my grad school plans, I do not plan to quit my job — it pays my bills and I hope my job funds my schooling. I applied for the Fall Semester, but they need my letter of recs so it’s likely I won’t start until spring of next year. If it doesn’t happen, then it doesn’t happen. I believe building your network and finding what you like, far exceeds what you’ll get from a grad school degree.

    1. I agree, while I’m still searching for what I’m meant to do, I don’t think that money and a piece of paper will make me happy even if I don’t know what my future holds. /shrugs/. For now, I will do what I like until I figure it out. Let me know how your grad plans are going! It seems I would like much advice from you!

  2. Thaaaanks for being a constant positive image on my blog! I love seeing your comments as they always make my day. <3 I hope your summer has been great too, full of traveling and photography 😉

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