I’m Becoming An Avid Proponent of Long Walks

For the past few months I’ve been trying to lose weight I put on since I graduated from college (I’d ideally be the same size…

One Year After I Got My First Adult Job

One year ago today—four months after I graduated from Baylor—I was hired at Legal Aid in what I thought would be my first long-term adult…

Taking A Quick Break from Therapy

At the end of August, I wrote about grief, how this period of time is extraordinarily and collectively devastating for far too many people. I…

Hauʻoli Lā Hānau Iā ʻOe Mom!

*Irrelevant anecdote: this picture was taken on our first days of school (first grade for me and mom because she taught the neighboring class and…

When the Grief is Vast and Overwhelming

I stopped writing posts about quarantining and staying home back in April when I thought this period would slow down by the fall. What a…

Reactions to ‘Luster’ – Raven Leilani’s First Novel

The past few books I’ve read were quite difficult for me to get through, which I’m not sure is because of reading burnout (is this…

A Drive By Birthday Visit for Parker

Back in May, we celebrated our best friend Mikayla’s (pictured above, obviously) birthday with an extravagant picnic at Hoʻomaluhia! The big day consisted of platters…

My Top 10 Favorite Books Ever

I’ve been on an intense reading spree since the start of the quarantine period, easily zooming through novels (I know, who am I?), short story…

Learning How to Write and Enjoy Short Stories

During the first semester of my last year at Baylor, I took a Creative Writing Prose class (the same semester I took Creative Writing Poetry—an…