Expression over algorithms.

1-11. What a wonderful date to take it all in and appreciate this gift called the present. I can barely recognize my own life right now, but I mean that in all the best ways. I’m a new mother to a beautiful baby girl. I live in an exciting city that almost never sleeps (things…

In 2021, I believe in magic.

Happy 2021! I spent the better part of my Christmas vacation streaming cheesy holiday films with my mom and newborn daughter (more on that life-changing event soon). Some were good. Some were so cringey that I felt physical pain trying to make it to the end. But in almost every movie, the overarching theme seemed…

Diversity in Beauty — Inclusivity vs Entitlement

When you walk into an Italian restaurant, you expect to see a menu of Italian dishes. It wouldn’t frustrate you if the restaurant didn’t serve Vietnamese cuisine or Cuban pastries, because you expect Italian food at an Italian restaurant. When it comes to the food industry, specialties are accepted and expected. But something very different…

Three Attitudes Toward Adversity

Recently, I considered the lack of progress I was experiencing had to do with my expectations. After investing in a side gig that hadn’t provided the financial benefit I had hoped for, I surmised that I had wanted too much. For close to two decades, I wanted to help others embrace a life of abundance…