Documenting my journey in self-discovery through life, business and self-care. Focused on living in love with an open heart.
November 25, 2018
I had the opportunity to participate in a photo shoot for a collaboration between two organizations doing great work in this community. One is working towards representing Asian Americans while the other is a stock photography company representing the underrepresented. Our photo shoot was Taiwanese themed. I met some cool ladies and found out that the photographer was friends with a few ladies I went to college with. Small world! We had some fun conversations and learned more about each other. Highlight of my day.
November 24, 2018
What a long, busy day. From photo shoot, birthday, movie, to work. It was one eventful day!! It was fun though. I am so exhausted though. All I want is sleep.
November 23, 2018
My Black Friday consisted of working in the store today! It was a busier Friday for sure. Typically Black Friday is our busiest day of Thanksgiving Weekend too. I may have worked a bit too hard and pulled something in my back lifting supplies. Instead of working out after work, I just took it easy and planned for my photo shoot. So much work into planning outfits, I don’t know how people do it! It was a challenge but it was fun. Stayed up late preparing.
November 22, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!! It was so good to just rest and do nothing. Times like these don’t come around too often. So it was definitely nice. Still did some light work with social media but it was all fun stuff. Spent most of the day at home and spent some time visiting family.
November 21, 2018
I was SO tired this morning! I just wanted to sleep longer. My go-to drink in the morning is a soy chai tea latte from Starbucks. So I went and ordered my usual and went to the office. Work is a little busy so I helped out and added additional staffing to help the crew. After my chai, I made a protein/meal replacement shake for a light breakfast. I’m not much of a breakfast person usually. Today was a short day at our store. We closed at 6pm and had our team potluck afterwards! The get-togethers are always so fun. It’s nice seeing everyone together. It’s funny how lots of customers don’t quite understand what being closed means. Some people will ask if we’re closed then continue to ask if they can order.. Hmm, I don’t think you can order when a business is closed. There was so much food and everything was so yummy! I have learned to pace myself and not eat too much all at once. It was also our pup’s first team get-together and she was so excited! After coming back home, I still worked out! Great day and I am pooped!
November 20, 2018
It was my “day off” but it was a packed day! I mean, every day is pretty packed but I did a LOT of running around today. Started with a 9 am product photo shoot for a marketing project we have going on for Pochi. Afterwards, went grocery shopping for Minestrone ingredients. Tomorrow we are having a potluck at work so I wanted to make sure I cooked something everyone could have even with diet restrictions. I try to be intentional with the kind of ingredients I use when I am able to cook at home. So all the veggies, produce and broth were all organic. Fresh herbs were used to flavor the soup as well. Minestrone is one of my favorite soups and easy to make into a hearty meal. I love offering pasta, Parmesan and shredded rotisserie chicken on the side to add into the soup. I picked up my car from the shop and also met up an old coworker/friend. Went back to work for a quick meeting and then it was back home to cook the soup. Even made time to work out as well. Boy am I tired?! Very productive and I was energized all day. No emotional hiccups that I can recall.
November 19, 2018
Mondays are fun days too! I started the morning off taking my car into the shop. That’s when I realized how sleepy I was still. Good thing I was able to go grab my chai tea latte afterwards. (Chai is my go-to drink ever since I cut down on coffee. Yes, it’s caffeinated still but it doesn’t affect me like coffee.) Working in the store today was good. It was a typical day, just a little slower. I think everyone is prepping for Thanksgiving. We usually have manager meetings on Mondays and today was no different. However, I have been practicing gratitude the past week or so with my fitness accountability group. I decided to bring a gratitude exercise and element into our meeting tonight. It fit so well with all the positive mindset talk we’ve been covering lately! And perfect week to do so. Another good day! No emotional mood swings or outbursts.
November 16, 2018
Started off my work day meeting a friend at the coffee shop in the morning! First off, the barista was super nice especially having equipment fail on her while dealing with a lot of customers. Kudos to her. And the friend I was meeting up did some work for my business and I am so excited to share it soon!! She is amazing, talented and super down-to-earth. Can you believe I met her at her calligraphy workshop and then found out she was a current customer at my shop?? So crazy. I went to work afterwards and worked in the store until 3pm. Did some work in the office and we braved the rush hour traffic home. Stopped by the grocery store again and decided to make pasta again! Except made pasta that was more gut friendly. Our tummies weren’t too happy last night. Got my workout in today too. It was a good day.