• Waking Up Early Challenge

    Today I watched this TED Talk on how waking up at 4:30am can change your life.┬áHere is the video. I am incredibly intrigued by the idea of waking up (and getting up) at 4:30, and to see what my life would look like after getting into this habit to the point where it’s just on autopilot. If a human being like Filipe Castro Matos can do it, a human being like you and me can do it too. Right. So I decided to take on this early rising challenge (ahhhh!) for 21 days which sounds crazy, but that was the challenge other people did last year, #21earlydays. I’m just a…

  • Resetting My Life

    I am approaching the age of 27 in just a few weeks, and it’s hard to say how I feel about where I am in life right now. On the one hand, I can say that 2017 was a painful roller-coaster in many respects, but my mom has reassured me that I’ve grown up a lot and that those pains were, in fact, growing pains. On the other hand, after a year of growing pains, living my life way outside my comfort zone for perhaps the first time, all of a sudden I find myself back to square one: living at home in sunny southern California with my dear mother.…