When this pandemic got real and heavy social distancing measures were put in place, I was having flashbacks of how life was after my father suddenly passed away. I felt like the world stopped (in this case, it literally did) and I wanted to take a moment to just reprioritize and rethink what life was … Continue reading Pandemic and Productivity
Recently a younger friend of mine said she wants to figure her career out before she has kids. I was the same way. But something happened when I became a mom—a part of me that was always there blossomed. My creative side, my playful side. They made me better at being a mom, so instead … Continue reading When Career Meets Mommyhood
I took a moment during my busy day working at the preschool and thought about how much I have grown. Gave myself credit for the work I have done in being more self-compassionate and less full of self-doubt and judgment. I still have a long way to go, but I have improved over the years. … Continue reading Wisdom Grows with Age, the Ageless Soul
June 6th used to be my workaversary. I worked as a pediatric outpatient dietitian of a hospital. It was my first job as a dietitian and very much the type of dietetic work I had aspired to do. I had volunteered there as well as at the sister hospital over the previous months and then … Continue reading What’s in a Date?
What is the time in our lives as single professionals? Just a waiting period before marriage? A purgatory which some may never leave? And if/when one does marry and build a family, what to make of all those years? Self-discovery, at times, self-destruction. Soul-searching, soul-crushing. Was it just a dream? (Or a nightmare?) Did it … Continue reading Life as a Single Young Professional
This past week I attended a very inspiring talk about parenting and educating children. It was about finding the balance between love and limits and how to better prepare our children to deal with frustration and struggle in school and in life. Also, on how to motivate kids to find and cultivate their unique strengths. … Continue reading Personal Growth after Becoming a Parent
I've always had an interest in child development. My goal as a nutritionist was to work in an outpatient pediatric setting to counsel children and their families on how to lead a healthier lifestyle. After grad school, I was blessed to find a job that did just that, and worked there for 6 years! Now, … Continue reading My Journey to Becoming an Early Childhood Educator
My co-worker once commented that I could be making the same amount of money working as a part-time nutritionist for fewer hours than I work as an early childhood educator. When I decided to pursue a career in nutrition when I was in college it wasn't for the money, and now, when I am working … Continue reading Why Money Isn’t Everything