Posted 4 hours ago

2014 Reflections. Changes. Perspectives. Growth.

Two moments…set the tone for 2014. When I was turning 28 years old last year and as the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2014, something told me that this was gonna be an amazing year. And as I’m doing my quarterly reflection and looking upon the past 9 months, I cant help but be so thankful for all that has and has not happened. There is one thing I would like to happen, but that may not happen soon… or can it? Regardless, I can’t help but smile and think back upon this year with gratitude.

Relationships. I was doubtful in God’s provision and took matters into my own hands. I tried online dating for a little less than 2 months, and concluded: I couldn’t do it. Expectations were different. I couldn’t find myself committing to someone that I did not really know. Girl friends… had very rough patches with some friends. But instead of being rude or selfish or prideful about it in its entirety, I really tried to search my heart, motives, and thoughts/ feelings… and tried to conform them to God and His character. 

Career. After 2 years of lonnnng waiting (though I look back and see great growth and skills learned), I am finally going to be a bedside nurse. I know it’s gonna have its own set of difficulties and hardships and struggles, but I also know I have chosen this route at this time and I will make the most of it. I am so excited and cant wait to start working with patients at the bedside, but at the same time, I look back and see how my case management experience will change and influence how I look at bedside nursing. Also, I will never forget the relationships I formed there, the people I met.

Faith. One of my new years resolutions was to spend time with God intentionally every day. Though I have not kept that resolution daily, I tried and was more intentional this year than I had been previously. And it has made a difference. I feel close and one with Him.

Home. Mom in Cali? Planning… and I am moving out of MB after 3 yrs! It’s also going to be bittersweet. Regardless, gonna be moving in with a friend, whom I know we will learn a lot from each other. It won’t be rainbows and sunshine all the time, but I know that God is sovereign and it will please God.

Thinker vs. Feeler. I am definitely a feeler. I see the decisions I made this past year and the longings/ desires I had and have.  Sometimes I cannot explain things, but I have this gut feeling. And I go with it. And more often than not, it was a good decision. At the same time, I want to learn to think more and make choices out of logic though my gut can tell me one thing over another. Things change. Things grow. Things come afresh. Things reappear. Things remain. Things disappear. But through it all, God is constant and His faithfulness and blessings are ever afresh.

 As I continue to live life, I hold on to His promises. “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:20

Posted 1 week ago

My Saturday morning. Very thankful for the opportunity to be at UCSF. Sonrise, the school of nursing, memory and aging center, mission bay, the gym, the list goes on. Finding love wherever life takes me and seeing love and joy in the little things. Nature is so beautiful as it does its thing. I wonder if this is how God sees us when we do what we are called or what we were made to do. So many things on my mind. Certain people, housing, career decision, friends and their relationships. And different choices to make. God gave us His Word so that we can learn more about Him and His character. And in so learning, He has given us His Holy Spirit too to guide us as we make decisions. Now, I ask and seek His Spirit to lead me… Because I know the decisions and choices I make today will affect those around me now and definitely in the future. I only ask I make wise decisions that will please and glorify Him. And that I would be joyful and those around me happy.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Visiting the 똥생 😄✌️🌴🌺☀️ #socal #siblings #jangsters #guamies

Posted 2 weeks ago

Oscar’s taco especial 🐟made to a burrito for an extra $1. A MUST-TRY in San Diego. For sureee. And you may meet Olympic swimmers there too 🏊🏆😊

Posted 2 weeks ago

나의 친구들 💛💙💜 #ucla #la #girlfriends #friendssince2004

Posted 3 weeks ago

I ran the shape of a stethoscope this past weekend! Subconsciously celebrating my new job as a bedside RN 🏩 #nikeplus #nwmtraining #nike #nursing

Posted 1 month ago

I love the expressions of every one in this pic s/p oyster consumption. #kodakmoment #iphonecammoment #candid #smile #stare #laugh #mb

Posted 1 month ago

Finally, do not lose heart because you are still waiting. Waiting is
not synonymous with stagnation. Some of God’s greatest work in
maturing you is done in seasons of waiting. Be secure in the work God is doing in you and what He is working through you during this tough time of waiting. Invite the Lord into the areas of your heart that are disappointed, hurt and longing for more. And just to give you the heads up, this time of waiting will not be the only time you
experience longing. This idea of having unfulfilled desires reoccurs.
Whether it is when marriage turns out to be frustrating or having
children is overwhelming, there will be many disappointments along
this journey. But do not lose hope, the longing you have now is not
for nothing. Hold onto the fact that as you practice inviting the Lord
into these hurts, there is substantial growth happening. One last
thing, do not get ahead of God. … Slow down and allow this season to bring out the character and strength that lies within. You will need it to survive…

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” (Psalm 94:19)

B.L. via A.C.
Posted 1 month ago

History…

Trinity Christian School. Abundant Life Church. Solid Rock Youth Group. New Life Community. Those institutions where a part of my identity, my history, was formed… are all gone or disappearing. 

In college, one thing JS gsn said that I remember and took to heart was… at the end of life, what’ll have mattered are relationships. And as I look back even the few decades of my life, I can see that that is exactly what has come/ remained.

I have met some of my best friends through these institutions, some relationships that have come and gone, but through all these friendships, I have learned, been blessed, and matured to who I am today. All of which I am thankful (painful and of course joyful ones included).

As I look at the instutitions and organizations I am a part of today and recently, I am reminded again that it is not only what we do or what we learn, but again, it is about the people. For the people, by the people. The relationships we form… to encourage, to challenge, to grow, to learn, to love, to share.

Yes, history and life include events and milestones… but most importantly, it consists of people and relationships.

Posted 1 month ago

Life quotes #workhardplayhard #happy #life