Here are the books that have impacted me the most so far. I gravitate toward personal development books because they inspire and motivate me the most, but I also love to read fiction and memoirs.
Recently, I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and it changed my life. Since Kondo released the English version of her book this past fall, the NYT best-selling book has sold over 2 millions copies, and KonMari has become a worldwide phenomenon. After learning about the KonMari method—which claims that you only need to tidy your home in ONE dramatic swoop, and then never have to do it again—I knew I had to try it out for myself.
Last month, I did something scary. I took a chance on myself and leaped before I was ready. I felt the fear and let it ride with me across the ocean to Taipei, Taiwan, where I starred in a film for the first time.
I’ve been reading A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson all month, and it’s been so healing and inspiring. I had gotten too caught up with chasing goals and ambitions in January that I started to feel scatterbrained, like there was a piece of the puzzle that was missing. This book literally brought me back to love, and reminded me to put love first, because love should always be our first priority.
In this video, my friends and I arrive in Seoul, South Korea! First, we explore the neighborhood of Hongdae and eat (Korean) BBQ the first evening. The next day, we meet up with my high school friend, Hyun, who is so kind to take us around the city and help us plan our sightseeing + eating + shopping week in Seoul. Watch the video after the jump~