Asian vs. Asian American Identity

This is a topic that's been sitting on my mind for many months. Being in spaces that embrace vulnerable conversations has led me to discuss my race, ethnicity, my upbringing - and how it all molds into my identity. And it's something I think about often - especially when I was back home in Japan. …

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Dear Future Self…

I write this as a letter to myself, a calling, a reminder - to breathe. Lately I feel overwhelmed and burdened by the pressures of being 20. Of what society labels 20 to be. Of what being an undergraduate student with traditionally 2 years left in their undergrad academia. Of what "figuring" out my life really means. …

Forest Bath Benefits

As this post makes clear - yes, I'm still thinking about my Glacier National Park visit... Glacier reaffirmed my belief in Mama Nature's powers. Nature arises in numerous forms and today's writing specifically focuses on forests. The environment of being surrounded by an abundance of greenery, the sky above you, the ground beneath you - …

Halfway There

I write this blog post in congratulations to all my University friends: we finished the damn year! The 2017-2018 academic year marked the end of my 2nd year in my undergrad education, which is quite a scary thought. It's wild to think that last summer, I was packing up my bags to resettle into my …