Taking time for yourself

I’m the kind of person that needs time to herself. I can’t be around a lot of people for a long time. I need to be by myself in order to stay calm. You’ll see me doing a lot of things by myself. I eat most of my meals alone. I relax by myself sometimes. And I prefer to have my alone time pretty much most of the day. I’ve always been like this my entire life. I think I’m a rare individual for feeling this way. I find it even more interesting that I frequently talk about moving to an island myself.

I might not be normal, but that’s okay with me. I know that I am super introverted and I’m happy. I don’t need other people to validate my feelings for myself. I have a strong sense of self and I’m okay with people leaving my life. When you realize that you’re the only person that can truly make you happy, your entire world changes for the better.

Vlogmas but for blogging 🎄 🎅

I’ve noticed that there isn’t something for bloggers to do during the month of December. Many vloggers post something every day during December. I was thinking of trying something for my blog. I’m going to contemplate this. And let me know if you think you’ll try something similar. It’ll be tough though. December is a hectic month already and I don’t know if I can post every day, but I don’t mind trying.

What makes me happy ☀️

This is what makes me happy:

Seeing my husband and our dog greet me when I come back from work

Hugging my husband

Seeing my dog sprint towards me or cuddle next to me

Getting good sleep at night

Taking care of my happiness and not relying on others to make me happy

Spending time on self-improvement

Relaxing after a long day

Eating steak and eggs with my husband

Listening to good music and singing along

Playing the piano

Spending copious amounts of alone time by myself

Being productive

Working out at the gym every day

Enjoying great weather

Hanging out with my friends

Talking to Zoe (my dog) and hanging out with her

Being best friends and a lover with my husband

What makes you happy?

Why become a teacher?

Being a teacher has changed my life. I don’t think people quite understand why teaching is so important to me. When my students have a question, I’m always happy to give them an answer. When I see them succeed at learning a song or a small piece, I’m so proud. I’ve always been their number one fan. I’m rooting for them to succeed. And I hope that I can be their mentor. When they grow older, they can pass on the knowledge I gave to them.

Teaching has given me a purpose. I care about their progress and I know it’s my responsibility to help them as much as I can. This has changed my life for the better. I’ve grown to be responsible and I know my students can rely on me to be there for them.

Whenever I see pictures or videos of piano students, I feel a sense of awe. I can’t believe a teacher was able to teach them how to navigate this complex instrument! And I can’t believe I have been doing that for many years now! Behind every successful student, there is a great music teacher. I know I would be nowhere without my teacher. I am so blessed to be a teacher!

Sometimes I feel like my community is so small

I realized that the reason why I was feeling like blogging was going out of style was because I don’t interact with the blogging community enough. I just went through the discovery feed on WordPress and I found tons of great blogs that I would love reading. I felt like I was only experiencing a tiny sliver of what WordPress has to offer. I heard that WordPress has millions of users, but I only followed a few. I am going to connect with the community more and continue to explore. The WordPress community is big! And I’m excited to read amazing blog posts!

I’m getting search engine recognition

I think it’s finally time to announce that my blog is showing up on search engines. I’ve come a long way with my blogs. I feel like they’re not just hobbies anymore. They’ve become more than that. They’re almost like extensions of myself. I’ve spent a lot of time building and writing these blogs. And I’m very happy with the results. My blog is now showing up on search engines like google and bing. I didn’t know when the time would come when this would happen, but I’m excited. I’ve been blogging for awhile and it’s easy to forget about these small milestones. I hope to continue to make more successes with these blogs! Thank you for all the support along the way! 🙏

Disappointed in my blogging game 💪😓

I used to be so good at blogging. I would blog all the time and I was consistent. Now, I’m not as consistent as I was before. I feel like I’m not as obsessed with blogging as I was before. I think I’ve gotten comfortable with it. And I need to spend more time doing it. Many bloggers spend at least 10-15% of their time interacting with other bloggers and I don’t do that. I need to work harder. I’m going to be better. I’m back!

Blogging is not glamorous

I know I’ve always believed that blogging was some cute job that consisted of little to no work, but I was wrong. I think I was obsessed with the idea that I could post a blog post and my audience would just grow by itself. It doesn’t happen that way unfortunately. Blogging is not glamorous. It’s not cute. It is all about hard work. It takes grit and energy to run a blog. It’s better to know this now rather than later.

Waiting for life to begin or just starting

In the last year, I’ve noticed many things in my life. One of the things I’ve noticed is how I was waiting for stuff to happen. I wasn’t really making them happen. I am disappointed in myself for waiting so long. If I really wanted to do it, I would have done it already. I don’t want to say that I’m lazy, but that might have been the case.

In other words, I’m done with waiting. I’m ready to take the next step and to jump forward. I don’t want to sit around and wait for life to happen. My life is happening right now. Let’s make it happen!