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Good Riddance 2020, Welcome 2021!

Good Riddance 2020“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie Continue reading Good Riddance 2020, Welcome 2021!


Reflections: Make Time For Your Mental Health

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“Nothing is worth your mental health.” – Unknown.

Working at home five days a week always was a dream of mine. I knew I wouldn’t miss the hectic commute, busy office, and time spent away from my family. When COVID-19 happened, I was grateful to have a job still and to be able to work from home. Finally, my dream came true! What I didn’t anticipate were the constant instant message pings, emails, and meetings. It took a toll on my mental health. The days started running together, and I began to feel burnt out. That’s when I knew I had to take a break. I had to completely step away from my job for a week to gain my sanity back. Continue reading Reflections: Make Time For Your Mental Health


Which is Better: Active or Passive Income?

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“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Unknown

When I graduated high school, I was focused on going to a top university, graduating, and landing my dream job. I was a naive and a youth filled with hope and curiosity. At that time, with no mentor to guide me, I had no idea about the precious nature of time. Now older and wiser, I would teach my younger self to differentiate between active and passive income.  Continue reading Which is Better: Active or Passive Income?


Reflections: The Real Monsters

The Real MonstersWhen I was little, I feared there were monsters under my bed and in my closet at night. I imagined they were hideous creatures who wanted to scare or do harm to me as I slumbered peacefully at night.

Where this notion came from, I am not exactly sure. It might have stemmed from my parents joking how the Bogeyman would visit me if I didn’t behave, my brother watching scary movies like The Wolf Man and Dracula around me, or my Christian roots and learning about Satan (also called the Devil).

In any case, my fear of monsters continued for quite some time before I un-masked the real monsters in the world. Continue reading Reflections: The Real Monsters