3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

Here is my quote for today:

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Sally Berger

Personal thoughts:

Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to do something a little “extra”; something that you know would take some time to complete… time you’d rather spend doing something enjoyable or relaxing. If it has to be done anyway, or if it is something that you really wish to get done, it would be a good idea to harvest that willpower and get at least part of it done. Because if you were to put it off until tomorrow, you’d still have to do the whole thing. But, if you do a part of it today, there is that much less of it left to do by tomorrow!

So go make that scheduled post to free up time tomorrow if you have the extra time today. Go pack your work/school stuff tonight before you go to bed. Go pay that credit card bill early (maybe, even, overpay it a little to give yourself some leeway). There are so many things you can do today, to make tomorrow easier. It’ll add up!


If you’ve got an inspiring quote, I encourage you to take part in this 3-day quote challenge! Let’s spread the inspiration! 😀


3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 1

Thank you for the Quote Challenge, Vikram! Sorry I’m a little late. 😉

This challenge entails providing a quote and nominating 3 other people to participate–for three consecutive days! It’s a way to encourage connecting with other bloggers and share inspiration at the same time!

Here is my quote for today:

“Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.” – Unknown

Personal thoughts:

I though that this quote was pretty cute. It’s true though. With an increasing scale of hard dedicated work, there are less and less people as the rungs get climbed. With less and less people surrounding you, there is more leg room, less intake of recently exhaled air, more elbow room, less pushing and shoving, and–last but not least–a better ability to stand out.

In a crowd of a million people who are at the same place as you, it can be hard to stand out. But when you work on improving yourself and stay focused on achieving your goals step-by-step, you end up in a smaller crowd… and smaller yet.


It says to nominate people to partake in the challenge but I don’t want to put anyone on the spot! I encourage anyone who comes across this quote to share an inspiring quote of their own!


All over the map

All over the map

According to Google, an idol is a person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered. I have a few, one of which just passed away yesterday. Here they are:


In High School: Freddie Mercury and David Bowie

These two guys were my idols growing up; they still are. I found their creativity, uniqueness, energy, and confidence extremely inspiring. They were truly one of their own kind. They inspired me to be proud of any talents and skills that I had, and to share them when I could with energy! They taught me that it is okay to be weird and stand out. Even though both of them have passed on, their influences on me continue to impact me today in a positive way.

In my first and second year of University: The K-Pop band Bigbang and 2NE1

I went through a K-Pop phase when I was in university for a while. These two were my favorites because both groups have members that had their own special talents (ex. soulful singing, delicate singing, wicked dance moves, great rap skills). They were a breath of fresh air for me because so many K-Pop groups nowadays are super uniform; where their members have similar body types, facial features, and heights. These two bands showed me how, by combining different strengths properly, you can get synergy. 1+1 is now equal to 3, 4, 5… and more! They inspired me to become more well-rounded.

In my 3rd year of university, to the present: Myself

All the good and bad that have happened to me, have led me to this day. I have gone through a lot and I know that there will be more hardships later on in life. But, I’m confident in my strength (both physical and mental). I know that I can deal with whatever life throws at me!

In response to the Daily Post’s Daily Prompt: Teen Age Idol

Who did you idolize as a teenager? Did you go crazy for the Beatles? Ga-ga over Duran Duran? In love with Justin Bieber? Did you think Elvis was the livin’ end?

Dream Log | December 29, 2015

Theme: Facing adversity and believing in myself… through a wrestling dream. Okay, I’ll take it!


I was in a wrestling competition. I thought to myself, “Huh. This is weird, I can’t wrestle.” However, I did take a wrestling unit in my Phys. Ed. class in high school. Plus my core and leg strength was not bad. Also, I have been doing some bouldering so my arm and back strength was also decent.

I turned to look at my first opponent… it was my sister!! The match was a blur. I remember myself pinning her down and winning. Then, I defeated a line-up of other people increasing in weight. Soon, I was pitted against a girl that was almost twice my weight.

Suddenly, I remembered my weight. I told the people in charge that she was not in the same weight class as me. I was only 108lbs; she was around 200lbs. The person ignored me and the match began. I changed points of view with someone in the audience and saw my muscles grow twice their size. Then, I saw myself picking up the girl and throwing her over my shoulder and pinning her down.

I won! Even when faced with someone I wasn’t sure I could beat. I wasn’t given the option of backing down and didn’t give myself a reason to. I charged head-on and rose victorious.

Interpretation: Maybe this is my subconscious’s way of telling me that I will be able to conquer any adversity I face in life… as long as I don’t back down. As weird of a dream this was, I feel a very inspired to keep working towards my goals. I will become strong mentally and physically!!