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  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Monthly Mumbles 2022.09.25

    Hello, friends! It’s once again time for me to ramble about random things! Life has been busy but good, and I’m excited as we get ready for Q4 and the holiday season. Here are the highlights from August and September: While shopping at either Lowe’s or Home Depot, we got a little sunflower growing kit. Alex got around to planting it a bit late in the season but we had three sunflowers in bloom for a while! My older sister Jiyoung and her husband Daniel bought a house at the beginning of summer and hosted the whole family for a housewarming party at the beginning of August! They have these…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Celebrating Small Wins

    Hi, friends! This post was originally what I wrote as a caption for an IG post recently but I decided that I want to share it on the blog and allow myself to be more open and vulnerable while also fully celebrating. I recently had a small win but I wasn’t allowing myself to celebrate it. It was not what I had been working towards or even something that I was really considering. It all happened really fast, and initially I felt grumpy and almost annoyed by it? I definitely called it a consolation prize more than once. Because it all happened really fast and it came with so much…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Monthly Mumbles 2022.08.08

    Hi, friends! How is this the first Mumbles post of the year?! I had missed writing Monthly Mumbles (because you know I love to ramble) so I’m bringing them back! (I’d like to bring back the Week in Outfits post in the near future now that I’m putting real clothes on every day again haha). Since I last chatted about random life things in this Weekend in Outfits post from May, I will catch you up on what’s happened in the last couple of months. With my sister Jiyoung’s wedding at the beginning of May, we celebrated Mother’s Day the following weekend. We had a lovely brunch followed by boba…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    My YouTube Channel!

    Hi, friends! I don’t think I ever officially introduced my YouTube Channel on the blog but what better time than now because I shared my first YouTube video of 2022 today! I took a break for a couple of months but filming and editing this video reminded me how much I enjoyed creating video content. YouTube has been the social media channel I have used the longest (well, other than Facebook) and it has been a constant love for me over the last decade. I started making YouTube videos last year because I love watching them. Taking a lunch break with a side of a fun vlog is one of…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Living and Sharing Authentically

    As someone who uses and shares on social media daily, I have been thinking a lot about what and how I share on social media, particularly Instagram. I first began blogging back in 2018 with my sisters; we documented our adventures around the Triangle Area under the account name Three Shinsters. A little over a year later, Three Shinsters became Better with Ju. Authenticity is a value I’ve held close to my heart my entire life. Being genuinely “me” is incredibly important to me and I take pride in being “me.” In the last year or so, I have had this sense of unease because sometimes I am not sure…