In Babblings Posted

30 lessons for 30

This is a compilation of different blog posts I’ve written over the years, reflecting on lessons learned. This was inspired by a spread in Elle magazine when Taylor Swift turned 30 a couple years ago. You can’t make someone care. I don’t know how scientists and psychologists study motivation. To each their own. Yes I […]

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In Babblings Posted

Reflections of 2020: Being

What a year. While 2012 was predicted to be the year that changed everything, I think they might have reversed the second two numbers. It was a strange year for everyone – from COVID to Black Lives Matter to protests – everything that was silently broken suddenly became loud and clear. I had a strangely […]

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In Babblings Posted

An Aussie Year

Remarkably, I hit the one-year mark in Australia earlier this month. It’s been a crazy year – nothing anyone would have imagined – but still flew by. Throughout the year, I kept documenting small reflections on my experiences that I thought I’d share as learnings. Everyone is so incredibly nice. Someone helped me parallel park […]

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In Babblings Posted

“Where are you from?”

“No, really, where are you from?” (In Australia this has become “what is your background?”) The number of times I’ve been asked this question is definitely more than the number of times i’ve been asked my name. As someone who has grown up as a third culture kid, it’s a question I’ve had to accept […]

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In Design Posted

Lessons Learned: The 5 Year Mark

This past Monday marked the 5-year mark of working in the design industry. While seemingly a small milestone, I thought I would take this time to reflect on some of the professional lessons I’ve learned since grad school through various jobs and industries. Many of these are “people skills” while some are situation-specific. Invest in […]

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