Throughout my eighteen years of existence, I have received various forms of advice, and today I am going to share some of them with you. I have been so fortunate to interact with so many different types of people who have all played very important parts in guiding me to be a strong and independent young woman. Some of these pieces of advice also come from social media or even things I’ve learned on my own. These pieces of advice range from a variety of different parts of life, so I hope you can utilize at least one of them. If you remember to be mindful of these things, you already improve your life.
In honor of starting the podcast, I wanted to start off with a Q&A, so I asked you guys to send in questions on my Instagram, and today I am going to answer them. Follow my Instagram so you can see more updates and take advantage of other opportunities to ask questions. I am doing this so you can get to know me a little better and also catch some bits of advice here and there.
Hello friends and Happy New Year, I have created a podcast called Lets Get Aloha Spirit. I created this podcast in hopes to share more of that style content on a deeper level. I want to have more in-depth, thorough discussions about anything and everything related to positivity, travel, and other things you may find on my website. Now you may be wondering, what is going to happen to the website. It will still be up and running but I will do things a little bit differently. Every podcast episode will also be a post on the website, so you can either listen, read, or do both of everything I post. Think of the posts as a transcript of the podcast episode with other bits of information here and there. There will still be regular content every 2 weeks, and you can find it all in one place on the website.
Here are a few other notes I did not talk about (I recorded it in July and some things have changed):
As 2020 comes to a close, the time in isolation and learning about myself has led to finding new favorite things, and today I am going to recommend them to you. I’m going to share some of my favorite TV shows, movies, and all sorts of things that made 2020 a little more bearable. I hope you can find a thing or two that you may want to try.
Picture: The Trail of Gargoyles, somewhere in the Stanislaus Forest by my dad (this picture shows one of the most genuinely happy smiles)
*TW: this post talks about anxiety and eating disorders. While I’m not going into a lot of detail, I do talk about it. Know that you are going to be okay and I am here to talk if you need anything*
If you’ve been here since the beginning of Get Aloha Spirit (wow thank you), you have been here to witness a lot of growth and a lot of change. One of my goals with creating this site was to create a space where people feel safe enough to explore themselves, learn to love themselves, and be on a path to a better you.
In the past few days, I’ve done a lot of thinking about how far I have come in terms of my own happiness and confidence. I want to tell you my story, and I want to remind you and let you know that with a bit of time and a lot of love, you too can blossom into an even more incredible human than who you are now.
Picture: My college announcement pictures by my parents 🙂
When I created this document months ago in hopes to sit down and reflect on my college experience as I was going through it, I had no idea the world would shut down and I would be experiencing my first year of college six hours away from my school. I wanted to create this post in hopes to share things I have noticed, done, and learned in the past few months, but now it also acts as a time capsule, capturing such an odd time in the world so others can view it in a few years to see what we went through and how the world has changed. Nonetheless, I still find myself making the most out of the situation and trying to live my best college life as best as I can while following safety guidelines.
I hope this post allows those of you in college to connect the experiences that we have all shared, allows those of you gearing up for college to learn a thing or two about navigating college life, and allows those of you who finished to look upon what it means to be a college student in 2020 during a pandemic.
Picture: Alpsee, Germany (the lake below Neuschwanstein) by Kyla Alexandre
My mom gave me a page out of her Oprah magazine with questions from Oprah’s O quiz. Today, I wanted to fill out the quiz in my journal and share my responses with you. Feel free to answer these questions too, I would love to see your responses!
If you’ve been here a while, you would know that I have a strong love for music. I have linked my previous posts about music, I have my top 20 songs and two other posts on music recommendations. Music is a therapy that I have fallen back on so many times, and today I am going to talk about music as a therapy and why it’s so important.
Picture: Neuschwanstein, Schwangau, Germany by Kyla Alexandre
I love lists and if you’ve been here awhile you would know that. Lists are useful for literally everything: reminders, todos, goals, inspiration, and so much more. If you caught my last post, I talked about lists in your journaling that allow you to organize your mind. Today, I am going to share a list of things you can make lists of (a list of lists) that will help give you inspiration for certain parts of your life and possibly really cool journal entries (if you are into bullet journaling).