What’s Keeping Me Busy

Since winter’s coming, the days are getting shorter and I’ve been feeling a need to reflect. Most days, I think about the future, what I want to do, if I even like what I’m doing. To be honest, I’m probably pretty unemployable in the traditional sense. I don’t know if that makes sense. I’m too much of a daydreamer and I want more than just to push papers.

I have come to learn that the 9 to 5 is not for me. Will I stay around a little bit longer? Yes. Will I do this forever? No. I don’t have the courage to short myself in this life and get older, only to realize that I never lived life.  So lately I’ve been working towards transitioning myself out of this box and do work I’m passionate about — even if that means that I’m pulling all-nighters.

If you’ve been following along for the past year and a half or so, you’d know that I went back to school to further my education. I decided to do that because I felt much like I do now at my current job. Stuck. Even though it’s taken longer than I’d thought, I’m happy to say I have 4 terms left. That still seems like a lot to me, but the fact that my course plan fits on half a page now actually feels so good!

Going back to school has really opened up a lot of opportunities; some I’d never thought could come. I’ve made pretty good connections and I’m so glad to be learning and working with a group of people with similar aspirations and stories. This term has been filled with learning new skills and applying them to a media campaign for the university. I am learning so much about how the media works and I think it’s affected how I consume it. I could go on and on about media outlets, the 2016 Presidential Campaigns, sociocultural issues in media, but you’d get enough of that following me on Twitter.

Speaking of sociocultural issues, I’ve started contributing to April Magazine. The main focus of April is to provide a voice to East and Southeast Asian women. I wholeheartedly believe in their mission and I am so glad that I get the chance to add to a conversation that is so needed. I really hope you check them out! April has everything from book reviews to articles on culture, lifestyle, art and fashion.

Apart from all of that, I’m working on a project which has filled my off-days with learning about types of paper, finishing, and design. My goal is to launch by next summer, which is a while from now. So with that, I’ll keep you posted!!

What are you working on?

3 thoughts on “What’s Keeping Me Busy”

  1. […] Last entry, I mentioned that I started to write from April Magazine. I wrote a piece on Lanie Alabanza-Barcena last month, but before that I had reached out to HLZBLZ and let them know I was writing about their co-founder. I didn’t get a response, so I went ahead and submitted the article to my editor without input from HLZBLZ. […]

  2. We’re on the same boat, Yen! It may not seem like it, but I’m super excited for you and your “project.” I hold on to that promise of sending me a prototype when it’s ready! 😀

    I have been working on my final project in school, which is testing both my skills and patience. I’m at that point where I question my decisions and life choices a.k.a. What did I get myself into? Hahaha!

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