Navigating Rock Bottom

I feel broken and that feeling just isn’t going away easily. I was tough on myself, gave myself a break, took things one step at a time, and tried many other ways to feel better. Yes, I get through the day (not without difficulty) but this is not the way to progress, get the things I want in life, or create happiness in the long-term.

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Lessons for Entrepreneurs I

For the past week, trying to become an entrepreneur with an actual business has been an emotional rollercoaster for me. One minute, I feel ready to market and deliver everything; the next minute, I think I cannot do this so should just look for my next desk job.

Yes, entrepreneurship is a risky, challenging, and overwhelming feat to take on. But if you really want it, you will accept all that and keep going. Sometimes, I really question whether I accept that or not. But I know the alternative of working the desk job all my life is not what I want. Is that a good enough reason? I won’t give up on this dream and I know I will really regret later in life if I look back and think I gave up opportunities and effort.

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Becoming More

Today, I read a list of goals that I made for myself 3 years ago. Yes, I did achieve some of them but 10% success rate is not something I want to give myself a pat on the back for. No, my list of goals was not unreasonably out of reach. I also revisited something I read a long time ago that personifies my results and a story of how many people can live out their lives without question or ambition. A faraway, vague dream to achieve something amazing is not enough.

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Scaling the Temple of Heaven

Puzzles are relaxing and challenging. They are not Netflix or movies. They keep my mind occupied well, challenge me in a different way than the spreadsheets on the job, and also test my motor skills in a different capacity than the keyboard and mouse I am constantly using. If you ask me, adults need more acitivites like this in their lives, to do both solo and with family/friends. Yes, we all say we are too tired after work and chores but it is a really relaxing and soothing exercise, mentally and physically (like reading which I also advocate for heavily). Feels so good after.

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