January 2021 Review

Lifestyle, Lists, Reviews

January was full of making lists, setting goals, implementing rhythms and disciplines, and looking forward to the year ahead. Here’s what gave me life this past month!

Goals for 2021

Lifestyle, Lists

Here are my goals for 2021. I’m publicly publishing these as a form of accountability and documentation, and I’m so excited to work towards accomplishing them!

2020 Favorites

Favorites, Lists

I made some new discoveries throughout the year that kept me sane, brought me joy and creativity, and changed my life in some way. I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite finds from the year to share in hopes that they might change your life too!

Wild Web Women Interview

Interviews

Wild Web Women is an education company that supports female entrepreneurs who run web-based (or primarily web-based) companies, teaching success-backed ways to brand, build, and boost business. I was formerly an intern for their sister company and had the opportunity to work alongside a team of amazing women. I am so excited and honored to … Read More

Looking for Light

Faith, Journal

This was the first Christmas season I’ve kept up with a (mostly consistent) daily Advent reading, and it’s been such a nice rhythm to practice. I used Tsh Oxenreider’s new Advent book, and it has been everything my heart needed this season. She reminds me in the intro of her book that “God redeems darkness. … Read More

The First Mother’s Day

Faith, Journal

Over the last couple of years I have had to learn how to hold both grief and gratitude – sometimes both equally at the same time, most times with one outweighing the other. I am slowly learning that these things are not mutually exclusive. This Mother’s Day and all of the rest to come I … Read More

Lunar New Year and New Normals

Faith, Journal

I spent January 25, 2020 with my dad celebrating Chinese New Year at the Atlanta Lunar New Year Festival eating dumplings, watching musical and dance performances, exploring Asian vendors and Atlanta Chinatown, and chatting with other Chinese people about their stories. 2020 is the year of the rat – which means it’s my year! Rats … Read More

In Loving Memory of My Beloved Mom, Carol Lansford

Faith

First and foremost, I would like to thank you all for coming today to honor my mom. It truly means so much to my family and I that you’ve taken time out of your day to remember her, celebrate her life, and support us during this time. I would also like to take this opportunity … Read More

Bidding Farewell to 2018

College, Journal, Life

I’ve always said that I want to be someone who is content in every season–never stuck in the past or yearning for the future, but uniquely present-minded. College better not be the best years of my life. I want every year I’m in to be the best because I want to choose a mindset that … Read More

Abide

Faith, Journal, Life

Abide: to bear patiently, to endure without yielding, to wait for, to continue in a place Writing is how I process. Writing has always been my outlet. I’ve never written anything for others’ eyes in this way: halfway between stream of conscious and well-thought-out. I don’t want people to see the messy parts of my … Read More