What bedside reading do you have?

Each day, I lay in bed, glance over at my pile of books and wonder which one I should pick up and read. One day, I looked at it and surprised myself at the diverse collection I have accumulated. Granted, it’s only a small percentage of what we’ve got on our bookshelf. One of theseContinue reading “What bedside reading do you have?”

The Importance of Nature

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sun shine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir, Our National Parks The abundance of nature is all around us. Some of us live closer to parks thanContinue reading “The Importance of Nature”

A Comfortable Home

Home. 家. We can define home so many different ways, it can be a physical location, a city, a country, or merely a group of people that we’re with that makes us feel at home. In this particular post, I’ll be talking about a physical location and environment. For the last 6+ years, I’ve beenContinue reading “A Comfortable Home”

Tips on De-cluttering & Packing for a move

Less than two weeks until I drive to Austin, TX. It’ll be the first long journey road trip I’m taking in the U.S. where I’m moving all my belongings in a car. At first glance around my room, I said confidently I’d be able to fit everything into my car with space to spare. LittleContinue reading “Tips on De-cluttering & Packing for a move”

Here’s to all the teachers out there

I’m taking a short break from my thesis while it’s being reviewed by my faculty and committee members. It almost feels strange to sit down at my desk, and not pull up my 55 page word document. Give me a few days and I’ll be right back at it, editing comments and preparing my defenseContinue reading “Here’s to all the teachers out there”