New Year’s Reflection: Slow Down

Living in the chaos that is New York City, breathing the cold, dry winter air, and tumbling around on the subway in rush hour with millions of others, it is often jarring to come to a sudden stop, look around, and realize where I am. What am I doing? Where am I going in such a rush? I am a millennial Asian woman, working in a tech start up in […]

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My Summer Reflections: Decluttering, #100DaysOfCode, Arthritis, and Chemo

Time just keeps on flying by! September is almost over, and I haven’t done any Monthly Reflections since my first one in June!  So here’s one for July, August, and September… Basically Summer 2017! July In July, I officially began my Minimalism Journey by dumping out my main closet and creating a huge mess in my apartment, as well as donating a huge portion of my wardrobe. It was a […]

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Living on $10.32/Day in NYC #1PaycheckChallenge

I did it guys. 31 Days. 1 Paycheck. $10.32/Day. In New York City. Wow, my first 1 Paycheck Challenge was pretty stressful! I lived on a budget of $10.32/Day, strictly on cash so I can keep accurate tabs on what I was spending and what I had left for the month. To recap, I started off the month with 2 envelopes: Fees Envelope (Yoga/Laundry): $90 Spending Envelope (Food/Purchases): $320 My […]

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Minimalism Journey: Decluttering

July was the month when I finally kick-started the “Minimalism Journey” I had been intending for months.  Over the past few months, I have started to accumulate a list of “Decluttering To-Do’s,” but as with most of my cleaning-based tasks, nothing really got done, and the mess just kept on expanding. Last month, I finally was able to tackle two of the bigger ones: Clothing and Living Room Closet.  Just today, […]

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1 Paycheck Challenge

For the month of August, I am going to try out the 1 Paycheck Challenge. Basically, it’s what it sounds like.  Since I get paid twice a month, I am going to attempt to pay all of my bills with just one of my paychecks, and save or invest the other paycheck. Give it a try, even if just for the sake of crunching some numbers.  You might be surprised […]

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