It is past my bed time. 10:45PM. I have to be at the gym at 5:30AM. I’m watching Eat, Pray, Love as I write. This entry may not be the most interesting as, I have no photos, no videos, just my thoughts.
Thank you all for being so patient with me, I know it is called the daily Jenn but it has become more like the weekly Jenn. Since I have gotten back from my trip, I have been doing a lot of thinking. I have been thinking about how I am as a person, and what I contribute to the world. I have been thinking about why do I do what I do- like this blog. Why do I write about the subjects that I write about? The other night, I spent time with my friend Jeong (@jkhwang), and we had a lot of fun just talking about.. stuff. From food, to friendships, blogging, writing, and just life. The funny thing is that I have not spent time with Jeong since last YEAR! I love how friendships are not based upon the amount of time we spend with each other, but rather the quality time that is spend and the connection that you have with one another.
Something that everyone knows about me is that I am very social. I love to talk and I love to get to know people and their story. What is happening in people’s lives, not in a gossiping type of way, but to understand the person as whole. What makes them, them? Learning about their strengths, passion, and how does that person relate to me. This sounds all so general, but just being able to get to know someone is very special to me. I feel like everyone’s story really helps me learn and grow. The more I write, the more I want to incorporate my experiences with the people that I engage with.
I love being inspired and learning, continuously learning. Maria, my boyfriend’s sister has me hooked on reading. I have been reading the Harvard Review and it is the MOST expensive magazine I have ever purchased, but at the same time, one of the most helpful and interesting publications. I am not trying to sound pretentious. I genuinely love the journalism, and how the magazine covers topics that everyone can relate to. The current April Issue is on FAILURE. When I first saw this, I was like, “Who the hell would want to read about failure from a Harvard pub?” Then, as I looked closer, it read, “FAILURE: How to understand it. Learn from it, and recover from it.” That grabbed my attention as I am one to always fear and worry about failure. I am still reading the magazine and will save my thoughts on this for another entry. But from what I HAVE read, it is pretty darn inspiring. Something on the bucket list: Taking more risk!
Moving on to movies and music. What is not to love about them both? There have been so many movies and so many songs that have helped me throughout my life. There have been songs that I felt were written just for me, and songs that intrigue me! Ever since I was a little girl, I was always surrounded by various genres of music. I remember putting on CareBear records and spinning them on my record player, and that I bought my first CD at Costco- Janet Jackson. If I could turn back time, I would buy more CDs and build up my music collection. Right now, I have too many favorites! Currently on my “repeat list” are the Noisettes and Far East Movement. And of course the classics, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. I guess this is the end of my entry, I am tired and burnt out. Tomorrow is going t be a GREAT day. I am excited to seize the day (with coffee of course)!
A special thank you to my dear family and friends who have helped enrich my life, and have seen me through the good and bad. I am not trying to be all emo- but I just like @docrock said, sometimes you need to just write, and get your thoughts all down. Thank you for reading my blog, and listening to what I have to say. This is just the beginning for me. I feel like my writing has gone from a baby caterpillar to a momma one. I still am working my way to transform to a butterfly!
I am hope to come up with some new and innovative/ creative ideas shortly to contribute and inspire 🙂