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…

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…