Beautiful? Not Me.

I can’t see my worth. I know I can’t; but knowing this doesn’t mean I can just flip a switch and change that. Insecure, insecure, insecure. The word of the day, and my life. I watch TED talks and read articles motivating women to believe in their inner beauty and not the manufactured beauty touted…

Tiff Takes February

I’ve been hard at work in my reflection period. I have 14 drafts on the go, and I have a lot to say. This may seem like a lot, but since my blog explores the inner workings of my mind, I’d like to think that in almost a week I’ve had at least 14 interesting…

January Reflection Period

As exciting as it is to be blogging, I want to establish a routine for the future that will help my personal development and give my readers a chance to catch up on my posts. This is why every month, for the last 5 days, I won’t be making a new post. This will give my…

Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?

When I was a little girl, my mom moved us to a brand new country. I remember going to the beach there quite soon after the move, and recognizing that their idea of a beach was vastly different from the beaches I had known. I’d asked my mom if I could go into the sea…

Criticism Is Necessary, Not Personal

Constructive criticism anyway. Your biggest critic should always be you, but sometimes we lack the experience and knowledge to be. That is why in starting my blog, I’ve actively been seeking the help of others to critique my work so I feel less like I’m drowning. From my experience, we tend to be more detailed and…

Learning How To Be Kind to Myself

In starting this blog, I underestimated how difficult it would be to correct myself, to catch problems and make changes so as to help myself progress. That is because I’m out of my depth. I started this blog to challenge myself by doing something out of my comfort zone, so whilst I knew it wouldn’t…

How My 2018 Will Be Modeled By Confucian Teachings

I first came across Confucius when I started studying Mandarin in school. My level one HSK Mandarin exam had to be sat in a Confucius institute, and when I asked what that was, my Mandarin teacher explained that he was a philosopher. Once I got home and googled him, I realized that many of his…

I Refuse To Limit Myself Due To The Ignorance Of Others.

I refuse to limit myself due to the ignorance of others. There are so many opportunities presented in life and yet the ones I find myself avoiding aren’t the ones I’m least suitable or qualified for, they’re the ones others have told me I shouldn’t go for. I listen to them out of uncertainty. Out…

Seeking Direction In Life

My last post spoke about problems and the importance of being able to problem solve for yourself in life before seeking help. After making that post I thought I’d make a short post to share the problem currently plaguing my life. It’s not a special problem, it’s nothing unique to me or people my age,…

Unsolicited Advice From An Unqualified Young Woman

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my just over two decades on this planet, it’s that people are always seeking help. There’s always a problem that needs to be fixed, be it unrest in personal or professional relationships or general dissatisfaction in areas of their life, regardless of whether the everyman sees it as…

New Beginning, Old Game

I’m not a blogger, not yet anyway. But I decided to do something different in 2018; something unexpected of me that would challenge me as a person, and funnily enough I decided to be different by doing the age old thing of starting a blog. Now don’t judge me too harshly, it wasn’t a choice…