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  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    2022 Reflections & 2023 Intentions

    Happy new year, friends! I know we’re already a week into 2023 but I wanted to take some time to reflect on last year and write about my intentions and goals for the new year. Because I was out of town most of the last couple of weeks in December, I am finally sitting down to do so. Personal Last year, I didn’t set specific goals but did choose a word of the year, which was “rest.” For a long time, I couldn’t and wouldn’t let myself rest. I think this had begun in college. I used to literally calculate how much my family was paying every hour for my…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Top Posts and Products of 2022

    A couple of years ago, I started sharing the most popular posts of each year. Today, I present to you the most popular posts from 2022: 2022 was the first year I made money off of blogging, all through affiliate income. Here are the products people shopped most through my links: Thank you for all your support this year! Blogging has become a huge part of my life over the last several years, and I feel so grateful to have this creative space and having you here makes it all the more fun. I can’t wait to share more in 2023! P.S. Most popular blog posts from 2020 and 2021

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    We’re Engaged!

    Last Sunday, Alex and I went to Winston to take holiday photos and we got engaged there! I have been taking photos on the Old Salem Heritage Bridge with the Moravian stars during the holiday season since college, and it became a tradition of ours since a few years ago. So when Alex brought up taking holiday photos on the Bridge again this year, I didn’t question it too much. The last couple of months have been pretty hectic so I was feeling pretty lukewarm about the idea to be quite honest… Coordinating schedules in Q4 is not fun, you know?! Thankfully, my older sister, Jiyoung, was able to come…

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    Monthly Mumbles 2022.11.30

    Hello, folks! I am writing this on the last day of November, which possibly is my favorite month of the year, partially because it’s my birthday month and partially because it’s officially the holiday season in my books. This November was a fun and busy month. Here are all the things I was up to in November: We returned to DPAC for the first time since the pandemic began to watch Dear Evan Hansen! I had never seen the show before and heard great things about it, which all turned out to be true. We made a whole date night out to it by going to Pompieri for pizza beforehand…

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    Monthly Mumbles 2022.10.31

    Happy last day of October, friends! Fall has always been my favorite season—the best weather (we get to LAYER again), holidays are approaching, and food is even more abundant. Fall also seems to be the start of a busy season which explains why it’s already November. Here are some snapshots form October which kept me busy: Well, this is technically from end of September but since I wrote the last Monthly Mumbles on September 25th, I had to include it here! My mom went to Korea for the first time in about five years—I dropped her off at the airport which always leaves me all emotional and bittersweet. While my…