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faith prayer reflections

swimming and advent

I am close to becoming someone who pays for gym membership and wastes it by not going enough times to work out. But this weekend, I am determined to reverse that trend. I exercise at home mostly and walk on treadmill or go for a walk. But I have activated my gym membership after the […]

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reflections

Thanksgiving 2022

On this Thanksgiving day, I am thankful. In the past year, my father passed away, I began teaching, and got to spend time with my family. I am stronger than last year, and more focused, and more resilient. I only wish I got to spend time with my dad in his final days. I am […]

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loss love prayer

praying for the living on the six months anniversary of my father’s death

Reflecting on how to pray for my dad’s six-months-anniversary since his death. At first I was overwhelmed with sadness, couldn’t think or come up with words. I googled prayer for the dead. But I realized I’m praying for the living. How to pray for/on my father’s 6 months anniversary is with love, gratitude, peace, and […]

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PhD Life reflections

uncertainties

uncertainties in life are difficult to manage. as long as I was working towards getting my PhD I always knew what I had to do next and then after that and then after that. Ever since turning in my defended, revised final draft of dissertation, I am a bit at a loss what to do. […]

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coping skills PhD Life work

new chapter

Finished! I finished my dissertation. I finished my phd program. at the end of this journey was an unexpected sense of drop, a sense of fall, or a loss, letting go all of a sudden of a goal I had worked towards intensely for the past six years. As much as pushing towards finish line […]