Time really isn’t doing me many favors. I am simultaneously excited for and dreading the end of 2016. Partially because although the year is nearing its end and I’m almost done with grad apps, I am no where nearer to knowing what the next 6-7 years of my life will look like. Just because I finish applications and its accompanying stress-inducing personal statements, doesn’t mean my life path is set out for me. Will I even get into a good grad program? Will I wilt away and wallow into the comfort of my queen-size bed and personalized quilt? The latter seems like a pretty decent short-term option.
And today’s TunesDay just happens to coincide with the day of my GREs. Approximately 4 hours of second-guessing my judgment and realizing that I don’t remember any basic math or grammar functions from high school. It’s sure to be a great time.
Anyway, whenever November rolls around, I get a warm, comfy feeling. Despite the horrors of my most recent existentialist crisis, November is comforting to me. Aside from being my birth month, November means crisp Autumn weather and lounge-y scarves, loading up on carbs, and spending much-needed time with family. Y’all. I cannot express enough how I long to be nestled along a pillow of mashed potatoes and a barricade of yams, with fatty marshmallows toasting along the top. It’s the stuff of dreams.
…and now, I have successfully made myself hungry whilst writing. Annnd, back to last-minute studying!
I hope that this week’s playlist gets you where you need to go. And for me?
It’s getting me across I-5 North to LA so I can take this silly exam.
Love to you and yours,
Background image from Pinterest.
The past two days have been mighty glum. Rain and thunder make me want to curl into a ball and sleep the day away–pretty much the opposite of what I need to be doing this week.
This TunesDay list is my attempt to get my mood back up in tip-top shape so I can be as productive as humanly possible. It’s a mesh of upbeat, jovial beats, with deceptively melancholy notes mixed in. What can I say…the gloom of the previous days is still mulling in my bloodstream.
What songs do you listen to in order to boost your productivity? I know some people who listen to instrumentals, but this girl needs lyrics.
Background by Sarah Faucette for Design Love Fest.
As usual, I forgot it was Tuesday. I need to get some kind of system that alerts me of what day it is. Like…a calendar…on my phone…which is something I already have. So just ignore that entire train of thought.
This week, it feels like I’m a college student cramming for finals. I present my research on Friday for UCI’s Ethics Center. Even though it’s pretty low-key, I am nervous because I don’t even remember the last time I spoke in public about my own work. It’s a weird thing to be searching for academic definitions to use in my presentation when I know what the definitions are, but because I don’t have a Ph.D yet, my own definitions aren’t valid enough.
But alas, it’s part of the process and I’m just trying to go through the motions so I can prove that this work is worth it.
This week’s playlist is a mix of soothing, poppy beats to help me get through this grind. I don’t know what genre you’d categorize it as, but I dig it. There’s also a little bursting surprise of k-pop goodness in there. Dedicating it to my good friend, Seonyoung who got married this past weekend to Jung in a beautiful ceremony. Love to you both!
Tell me your thoughts!
Christina “I’m not Korean, but my Uncle told me I was so I thought I was adopted” Ong
Background image from Pinterest.
Spring has officially sprung!
This week, I’m trying to keep busy as can be with research, scheduling interviews, and catching up on some reading.
With a new season, I’m feeling more focused and refreshed. But maybe it’s also because I bought new natural face products from Lush. (Can I just say how much I love that store? If they ever want to give me free things, I’m totally fine with that).
To keep my motivation going, this week’s playlist is packed with electro-pop fun. I’m especially fond of track 3, Madeon ft. Passion Pit. I forgot how much I enjoyed Passion Pit.
What kind of music keeps you motivated? Sound off & let me know!
A big ol’ spring thank you to Brit + Co for the pretty floral background.