When Life Gives You Lemons…

Categories: Life

Optimism is undoubtedly a more pleasant way of looking at life. It allows for hope to reign, for light to shine when times get dark. It’s so ingrained in human nature that it’s been found even our languages gravitate towards the use of positive words. However, optimism can only bring us so far. Being really […]

Getting Rid of Toxic People

Categories: Life

According to Oxford Dictionaries, the word toxic is “relating to or caused by poison”, or, “very bad, unpleasant, or harmful”. When used in terms of “toxic relationships”, it’s not just about having a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend, but any type of interpersonal relationship you might have with someone—a friend, coworker, family member—that’s just bad for […]

How Do I Write a Novel?

Categories: Personal

The title of this blog post isn’t catchy clickbait to entice you to learn how to write a novel. In fact, it’s a genuine question: How do I write a novel? In honor of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge, I’m procrastinating by writing up a blog post about it. Procrastination at its finest. […]

Weekend Rhode Trip

Categories: Personal

It’s October, and I’m already missing the warmer weather. If you remember, I wrote back in June (yikes, time really seems to slip between my fingers) that I was dabbling with video editing, even having created two videos for work by that point. Work got a little busy since then so I haven’t been able […]

Updates? Updates! – June 2016

Categories: Personal

Let’s start with the burning question in everyone’s mind: Connie, what the hell happened to your blog? The short story? Life happened. Priorities changed. Things got neglected. And to a lesser degree, I started to feel like I was forcing some kind of persona on the blog that wasn’t “me”. Because if you actually know […]

How to relax: RampantAsian style

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I had a dentist appointment last week to check out my sore jaw and found out that I’m on my way to TMJ if I don’t do anything to correct it. Yikes. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a result of clenching and grinding your teeth to the point that the joint cushion for your jaw […]

What I’m Digging: January 2016

Categories: Personal

With my restart on the blog (and with my newly updated About page), I’m going to share a bit about myself every so often— what hobbies I’m picking up, what articles I’ve been reading, what new recipes I’ve picked up. Sometimes all it takes is seeing what others are up to to inspire you to […]