This is my third post in a series about my Japanese-inspired floor desk. In case you missed them, check out the first posts below: How I Set Up a Japanese-Inspired Floor Desk My Japanese-Inspired Floor Desk: 6 months later + 5 tips for sitting on the floor. Over the last year and a half, my Japanese-inspired desk […]Read more
In my many years of working behind a desk, I’ve tried a lot of different office equipment, and being 5’1″-ish means I have special requirements for making my workstation more comfortable. I used to skimp on office equipment because it can be expensive, but I realized that I was paying for it in other ways […]Read more
My first post about learning Japanese talked about how I switched schools to earn an associate’s degree in Japanese, but I don’t think I mentioned that the new school term starts a month later than the original one. I was excited to use the extra time to focus on what I need to improve the […]Read more
Even though I’m still a beginner, I like to practice my listening comprehension as much as possible. One of my favorite things to do is watch Japanese television; it’s great for when I don’t feel like actively studying but still want to expose myself to the language. A lot of people caution against watching anime […]Read more
I’ve always had great appreciation for language. I deeply admire anyone who speaks more than one language and have always wanted to count myself among them. I’ve wanted to learn Japanese since about the 7th grade — or at least that’s my earliest memory of wanting to learn. I’ve made multiple attempts over the last […]Read more
Since I discovered it around the tender age of 9ish, journaling has been an important outlet for me to be creative, process life, and sort things out. As a result, I have amassed two sizeable boxes filled with every blank book I’ve ever filled with my thoughts: diaries from elementary school with useless little locks, […]Read more
My hair has always been a point of pride for me. As soon as hairstyle was my choice (not my mom’s), I chose to grow it out long to copy one of my heroes, Sailor Mars. I kept it long for over 10 years, and in high school, people referred to me as “Teena with […]Read more
At my first job out of college, I created internal process documentation to help myself remember my responsibilities and how to perform them. When the company was audited months later, the auditors asked me to walk them through my process and were impressed when I handed them my written procedures. That was my first unwitting […]Read more
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