Posted in August 2013

30 days of beautiful: reflections

30 days of beautiful: reflections

It’s the last day of my 30 posts commitment over the summer. It’s been harder than I thought to keep myself actively blogging but I feel it’s been amazing to push myself to come up with things to talk about. Even though sometimes the posts were as boring as spinach salad, they were sometimes as … Continue reading

30 days of beautiful: strength

30 days of beautiful: strength

I’m watching water pool in front of me. I’m holding a low plank for the last 6 minutes of exercises in an hour-long boxing class and literally, it’s like someone left the faucet dripping—off my forehead. The woman beside me is wearing a shirt that says, “Strong is the new skinny.” The instructor just had … Continue reading

30 days of beautiful: using words

30 days of beautiful: using words

I read a lot of articles addressing those 20-somethings, generation y, and millennials. Occasionally there’s something refreshingly realistic. Other times, the words are tempered and thoughtful articulations of the environment that raised the young people of today. It’s rare that I get offended. I think many of them actually have a point (except this one … Continue reading

30 days of beautiful: a voice

30 days of beautiful: a voice

I think I saw the event listing by chance. I emailed the organizer last minute to RSVP. It was a meeting for a new working group on the digital humanities. It turned out to be one of those meant-to-be meetings. Maybe two weeks earlier, I had come home from an evening with one of my … Continue reading