Appreciation Post: Mom


I know I’ve said it a lot in these past two days, but only God can really say how much I love you and how grateful I am that you stood behind me to catch me if I fell, stood next to me to cheer me on, and stood in front of me to guide me. The final Appreciation Post goes to the one person that means more to me than the universe… my Mom.


We’ve always stressed about whether or not we’d be able to make it not just getting into college, but making it all the way to graduation. Money was always a factor in the challenges we faced, but God has truly blessed us in helping us get to where we stand today… you have a daughter you can call a college graduate.


Through all the times where it got the hardest for me and I slipped up sometimes, you never ever made me feel like I wasn’t good enough — even when I doubted myself. Instead you always knew the right words to say to tell me just how capable I am, and I just have to keep going.


We worked together through four stressful but happy and rewarding four years. We were always unsure that we’d be able to do as much as we did, but here we are. Thank you for always being there and for loving me. I hope that I’ve made you proud of me for all that I’ve accomplished in these past few years.

Now that this chapter of my life has closed, I can’t wait to start working on the next chapter with you.

I love you Mom.



Launching a blog has been one of my biggest personal goals, as I have always been fond of writing. Through words, I am taken about into a new world and sometimes it gets mixed up with my realities. However, it is in the stories I create and in the stories I tell that makes everything I see more vivid in its color. I have always found myself in love with writings of others, and now I have gained the confidence to share beyond the inner circle I have that hears about my life. Some simple basics about me: * University of California - Irvine, Class of 2017 * B.A. in Educational Sciences * B.A. in Sociology
 * Post-Undergrad Life: Assistant Resident Director at UCLA beginning July 2017. In addition, I will be applying to Graduate program in either Higher Education/Educational Administration or in Student Affairs this coming Fall 2017 * Background: I was born in the Philippines and moved to the US when I was 6. I grew up in Los Angeles (Koreatown). I am an only child of a single mom. I have 4 younger cousins, and the only girl of the 5 grandchildren -- youngest girl of my mom's family line. * Random Things: My favorite things in the world are PINK (the color -- as if my blog features didn't showcase that enough), chocolate, and Hello Kitty! I'm very into arts and crafts (like DIY, somewhat talented with drawing). Netflix (What college student doesn't like Netflix?). 
 * Strengths (StrengthsQuest): Discipline, Focus, Restorative, Achiever, Positivity * True Colors: Gold and Blue -- they're tied. Also, looks like I really belong with the UCs! Haha. * Love Language: Quality Time and Physical Touch -- also tied. I love spending time with people over anything (food, coffee, movies, etc.) as much as I love HUGS! Expect that I will tell you stories about many things related to my career (because I just LOVE Residence Life), but I won't leave out other parts of my adventures. Be on the lookout for a weekly to biweekly recap.

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