A letter to everyone graduating this year. A letter to those who finish a season in their life. A letter to the person who needs to figure out what their next best step is. A letter I am writing to 2017- Carmen. A letter that will hopefully somehow change the trajectory of your life.
A recap on how a very passionate lifter got injured, lost a part of herself, motivation and fire and the 5 things she learned from fighting through her adversity.
We are not wired to be alone. It doesn’t matter if you read this blogpost and are surrounded by the most amazing family and friends you can imagine. Or if you read this post and you sit amongst a group of people you cannot really connect with. Or if you’re reading this on a Saturday [...]
Your first relationship will not be like your second. Your new job will not be like your old. This summer will not be like last one. Your new home will not be like your old. Don’t project old experiences, memories and feelings into new situations. I usually write because I overcame a struggle, analysed it [...]
I figured something my generation is lacking is patience. Think about the last time you pursued something? Maybe something as small as trying to make someone go on a date with you? How long did you stay persistent until you thought she/he is probably not worth it anyway? Maybe its something bigger like building a [...]
I am disciplined. I know that success is black and white. The most disappointing thing is knowing I could have done better but I didn’t put in the work. I am ambitious. I constantly set myself goals that I desperately want to fulfil. I know that excuses are not going to get me anywhere. I [...]
I was always the kid who wanted change. I always wanted “more” of “something else”, even though I didn’t have a clear vision of what that “more” was. Whenever I started developing any sort of routine, or felt stuck about where I was at, I was easily bored and annoyed by everything around me. I [...]
What do you think of when you think of passion? Your passion? Here are some things that I know some of my friends, or I am passionate about. Things that we associate with passion. Dancing. Singing. Writing. Reading. Connecting. Lifting. Drawing. Running. Editing. Talking. Helping. Learning. Exploring. Travelling. Teaching. Swimming. Riding. Driving. Walking. Hiking. Creating. [...]
Last week was an eventful week. I've (not literally) been hit in the face pretty badly - but I got out of the dump quicker than I thought I would - and found myself on top of a mountain again. One of my new year’s resolutions was to adapt to change more quickly. Maybe I’m [...]
The uncertainty of what’s going to come after leaving the system paralyzed me for months. Being at a crossroad means you can do anything. You can also do nothing. Here's how I see uncertainty now.