Bisous, Bise

Let me start off by saying that creating my own site was rather anticlimactic… Nonetheless, I’m very excited to finally have a concrete place to share my thoughts and pleasures!

Hello!

My name is Soo and I like to meet people, learn from them as well as from the many things I read, and I absolutely adore bunnies.

See here, for reference: screen-shot-2016-09-06-at-5-45-39-pm

I also love flowers (In case anyone would like to send me some! 🙂 )

A couple weeks ago, I came upon a post from a professor that I really admire, Cal Newport of Georgetown University (he runs a really popular “study hacks” blog, a great “LET’s ALL THINK” blog focused on productivity and maximizing impact within the knowledge community. He’s also written one helluvamazing book and I was really convicted by a blog post of his emphasizing the importance of the input/output relationship. The basic premise of this is that to get to a good point and balance for deep work, deep learning, and ultimately, measurable, onward moving progress– you must take into account both the inputs and outputs [of your life]. When applied to my life, I realized that here I was, wrapping up another summer, another year– one which was marked especially by a huge spike in knowledge on a multitude of subjects and a healthy dose of self-awareness, but with an output I daresay that amounted to one of minimal impact– mainly limited to the realms of my workplace and maybe possibly my conversations with friends over dinner. Rarely, and I came to understand this fully at the moment of the post’s reading, did I ever seek to manifest the maximum potential of the learning and overall input I’ve been ingesting and churning into newly blended insights on a daily basis.

This was the impetus that swept me into registering for a domain and starting this blog. I have a lot of things I want to say, so many things I want to share, and it’s never too late to start.

Some things I hope to get out of writing here:

  1. Focus
  2. Heightened well-being
  3. Deeper insights
  4. Established and Articulate Voice

I’m hoping that this becomes a place for deeper reflection on my part, and [for those stumbling in] a destination for hope unlimited and inspiration.

Bises à tous†,

Soo

Illustration by Jocelyn Im.

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