Sorry for the absence!

It’s been a very busy summer, both at work and at home. In June, I was gone for a week and a half while I visited London and Paris with my mom and dad. (Super amazing trip. I should probably write a blog post about it.) And then after I got home, I was heads…


On Divergent Thinking

To achieve divergent thinking, it is important to have a diverse group of people involved in the process. Multidisciplinary people—architects who have studied psychology, artists with MBAs, or engineers with marketing experience—often demonstrate this quality. They’re people with the capacity and the disposition for collaboration across disciplines. – “An Introduction to Human-Centered Design” a course by NovoEd +Acumen

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Eating Keto after Moving

It’s been seven months now that Jason and I have been eating keto. Although I think at this point, it’s safe to say it’s more been low-carb than really truly keto. The cheating we did back in late February and early March really made going back to keto difficult. So let me say this to…


On Inspiration

“I think life informs art—real inspiration often comes from conversations with friends, travels, or just reading about things that pique my curiosity. I often use my own photography as reference material…I also save a lot of images from various blogs and sources online. It could be anything from a detail like someone’s glasses or hair…


On Being a Fan

“If you want fans, you have to be a fan first. If you want to be accepted by a community, you have to first be a good citizen of that community. If you’re only pointing to your own stuff online, you’re doing it wrong.” – Austin Kleon, “Show Your Work”


On Gaining Happiness

“If your goal is happiness (and it should be!), you need to adjust that unhappiness equation, and learn to work with ‘enough.’ Celebrate the reality you DO have.  … [B]e okay with who you are and how your reality turned out. It doesn’t mean getting complacent and accepting “good enough” syndrome, but rather realizing that…


Blast From the Past: Japan Journal

I just got an email from Tumblr asking me if I still wanted to keep using the username ThatDamnBluePenguin. I totally forgot about that account. I’ve kept it open because it was where I blogged about my experience when I studied abroad in Tokyo for six weeks. Naturally I kept it and updated the password. I’m…