John Legend’s UPenn Commencement is Beautiful & On Point

[Read transcription here] John Legend just gave the most cohesive speech on life, love, and true success—to live a life full of love: to love yourself, love what you do, love the people around you, and love humankind as a whole. Because when you do all of that, you can truly change the world. When … Read more

VLOG: OC Night Market

Follow my day on Saturday at the OC Night Market! We eat, we laugh, we dance, we emcee the Horizon Dance Competition, and talk about how to be awesome. The first half features some creative treats like fried oreos + green tea ice cream, ramen burgers, and potted ice cream. The second half features some … Read more

Question: How Do You Deal…?

Got a big question on my The Way to Greatness video – How do you deal when you put so much effort, time, and resources into achieving something, but see little to no progress? It’s tough. I tried to give my best answer. What would you guys add? Also, keep asking good questions. 🙂 I have … Read more

Grad Talk – Advice for New/Recent Grads

It’s been exactly two years since I graduated college! Since this Sunday lands on my exact grad date, I thought it’d be fitting to do a “Grad Talk” post and share some things I’d tell recent grads. Congratulations, class of 2014~ 1. Be excited to start your life!   You can take your life anywhere you … Read more

The Way to Greatness

Thought it’d be fun to start tackling this one. We can all be great. So let’s do it. ^_^ Below are additional links for inspiration on this topic. I highly recommend both of them! I didn’t mention Kevin Durant’s speech in the video because I literally watched it as I was editing the video. I cried … Read more

3 Things All Creatives Need to Start Doing (More Of)

These are actually things that I need to be working on, so this vlog is basically the advice I want to give myself. Sharing in case the creatives (and non creatives) out there can relate. 1. Don’t be so hard on yourself. We are our own worst critics. But it really doesn’t have to be … Read more

How to Stop Caring About What Others Think of You

Life is a lot easier once you learn to stop caring about what others think of you. This had been an issue for me since I grew up pretty shy, insecure, and awkward. And then it was an issue for me again as I decided to do something different with my life against the backdrop … Read more

Lavender Shoot

Whew. I just finished editing my first vlogs for YouTube!! Super excited. As I’m waiting for the videos to upload, I thought I’d make a quick post about the fun impromptu lavender shoot I did the other day, in case anyone is wondering whether my footage is my own or stock (though I’m 95% sure that 99.9% … Read more

Welcome to Lavendaire

Ahhh, so refreshing. I’m incredibly excited as I’m putting this new blog, vlog, and brand together. I’m not quite sure where to start, because I feel like I’ve been writing this blog my entire life—in my journals and occasionally on my personal blog. I write everyday but it never gets out there—all of my thoughts … Read more