2020 update — trying to get my ish together

hello loves~
welcome back to my blog!
i was planning on doing something more “inspiring” for this post, but let’s be honest… we all knew that wasn’t going to happen :’)

instead, i wanted to do something more laid back and chill — hence why i am writing this live on january 17th at 12:30pm.

for 2020 one of my goals is really get back into the swing of things. at this point, i have been out of school for 8 months, and i am dying of boredom and just tired of my daily monotonous routine. when i was in university, i thought the monotony was bad — but i was kidding myself: i am currently living such a repetitive and uninspiring life.

if you would like to hear about my recent life struggles, i invite you to watch my youtube update:

*a/n: someone please help me…*

although you can’t see what has been going on behind the scenes, i have been trying really hard to be productive at the start of this year. i started my bullet journal for the year, started planning for my blog and youtube channel, and organizing my life more efficiently.

in terms of my blog, i think wednesday are the best days to upload because it gives me time to work ahead, get my editing done, finish some last-minute details, etc.

this semester, i am retaking a class that can dictate everything for me in regards to my academic career — so i am really trying to focus and be productive with that class. with that being said, i think posting once a week is the best thing for me right now. it will allow me to prioritize and just enjoy the process of creating without stressing me out, and taking a toll on my mind and soul.

i do plan on officiating my domain, but i need to prove to myself that i can keep up with the pressures of life and maintaining my hobbies on the side. therefore, i will work really hard on getting my -ish together. in reality, there should be no excuse: i am out of school (for the most part), i have had plenty of time to sit around and do nothing, and i am honestly so tired of just sitting around and being an unproductive potato.

i think i will go ahead and wrap up this post because i feel like i can babble for forever and keep repeating the same thoughts — but that’s reserved for my journal :’)

i will definitely see you guys next wednesday with some REAL content! i hope you will continue to be patient and understanding. for those who have stuck around for the past few years, i sincerely appreciate you for sticking in there. i know i have not been the best at this “influencer” thing but i am honestly working on it!

till next time~
with love, joslyn

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Good afternoon loves~ How have you been? I hope everything is going well. Summer is right around the corner, and you will finally be able to catch your breathe.
I have been doing well, and as usual, school is overtaking my life. However, I have been more open to going out, and trying to be more social. As many of you know, I am trying to revamp my blog, and YouTube channel since I am graduating in May. It’s a very slow process because I’m not use to actively trying to be productive with my hobbies, but I’m getting there!

I am planning on purchasing my domain after I graduate, but before I can do that — I really need to get use to getting back into the flow of things. So far, I have a general idea of what I want to change, but I need to be more decisive before I can start playing around with it. I know I want to keep this space as more of a lifestyle blog because I don’t want to limit myself when I have many interests.
When I first started my blog, almost four years ago, it was meant to be an outlet for my creative side since I am always focusing on my logical and scientific side at school. Unfortunately, I was getting more and more overwhelmed with school, and started to cut back on my blog — which I regret. Now, I still want to maintain this space as a way for me to use my creative side, but more as a hobby and part-time job, than an outlet.

I will keep the schedule the way it is since it works really well with school and work:
** Wednesdays at 2:00 PM CST
** Saturdays at 2:00 PM CST

Overall, this note is to prove that I am alive, and proof that I am going to be more accountable on my blog and my YouTube channel. If you guys have any recommendations on what you would like to see, please let me know! For now, I gotta get ready for class — ‘Till next time~

With Love, Joslyn



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Happy Sunday Loves~

I’m sorry that this post is just a note, but how are you? 

I’m doing pretty well, and forever and always, I’m so sorry that I fell off the face of the Earth — again… This summer was pretty hectic since I was preparing for my applications and finishing up the rest of my credits.

This is my senior year, and luckily I have a four day weekend this semester, and am potentially a part-time student next semester. My hope is to try and push out more content, but more high quality content — which makes it harder for me to upload and post as much as I want to.

Regardless, I am trying my best, and am currently building up a treasure chest full of content so I can stay ahead of the ball game, and not force y’all to wait so long.

If you guys have any ideas on what type of content you would like to see, please let me know in the comments, or on any social media platform you’re comfortable with! I may also throw a poll up soon.

With that, this concludes my note — I’ll talk to you guys soon, pinky promise!

With Love, Joslyn

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Happy December Y’all!

Once again — long time no see. December is finally here, and that means my fall semester is coming to an end. I don’t know how many times I’ve apologized about being absent, and I honestly don’t know when I will stop.

Life has been crazy, and it’s been a constant and vicious cycle. But, I am hoping to get back into the groove of things soon. Here’s what I’ve got planned:

  • Vlogging:
    I think this will be the easiest way to just create content, and it will also help me capture the moments as a college student
  • Writing Shorts:
    Before blogging, I was really big on writing my own short stories and novellas; and recently, I’ve been getting an itch to write and read more. Again, this will help me create content when I’m just in a bloggers funk.
  • Filming:
    Aside from vlogging, I’ve also been craving the need to film Youtube videos again. Currently, I have some content that just needs to be edited, but overall I really want to film and editing something really nice.
  • Designing New Layout: 
    For the longest time ever, I really wanted to create a custom domain for My Authentic Nature, with an elevated look. As you can tell, from the list above, my blog is a place for me to be creative. Therefore, there isn’t just one “theme” or subject content. My Authentic Nature is my digital playground.

Overall, I just really want — and need — to be creative. I am just burnt out from the requirements of my degree and pre-requisites to get into graduate school. I am still figuring out a better posting-schedule, but once I get it finalized, I will let you know. It is likely that I will adjust my schedule based off my school schedule, so it will vary from time to time. Of course, I will keep you updated with everything!

With Love, Joslyn Pham

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Hello loves!

I know it’s been a while since you last heard from me, but I can assure you that everything is alright! I am currently on a flight back home from a cousin’s trip, and that was the main reason for my absence as of late.

I also had summer school before this trip, but I’m finished with that too. I didn’t get the grade that I wanted, but I was close! Regardless of my absence, I did manage to get a lot of things done for M.A.N.

I currently am working with a friend for an official logo for our family, as well as a new layout for M.A.N. I am still planning on updating the blog this coming August, so be on the lookout! Once everything happens, I will blast the new launch on social media, as well as notify you with another note.

At the beginning of August, I have another trip, but rest assured, I am catching up on blog posts as we speak! I am still transitioning from my school year hiatus, but I’m working on it, I pinky promise. From now until the start of school, I am dedicated to get myself together, and to spend more time on M.A.N., and my other platforms.

Thank you for all your patience, and support! I love you~

With Love, Joslyn

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Good evening loves~ (or morning…. or afternoon)

I just wanted to pop on, and say that I’ve missed you guys a lot! I’ve got a lot of things to catch up on, as you guys know.

By this Thursday, I will be completely done with all of my exams *internally explodes with happiness*, and I will be able to focus on more pleasant things — like creating content for you guys!

I have a couple ideas for posts lined up, but I would love to incorporate what you guys would like to see/ read/ hear from me.

I hope that by the end of the summer I reach these short-term goals:

  1. resume posting on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  2. obtain a custom domain
  3. update M.A.N.’s profile
  4. publish a total of 150 well-written posts/videos
  5. get to know you guys more

By August, My Authentic Nature will be established for two years, but I feel like I haven’t lead my blog to it’s fullest potential, and I would love to make it up to M.A.N., and you!

I would love to know any kinds of requests that you might have, whether it be: a video idea, a topic to talk on, my views on current events, etc.

So, please leave any requests or suggestions down below, and I will see you Saturday for another blog post!

Bye-Bye~


Until Next Time xoxo
Joslyn

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Happy Monday Lovelies~

Long time no see, I took about a week off to relax with my family and my boyfriend in Breckenridge, Colorado! Stay tuned for an upcoming vlog, and yes, we did get action footage! I am also planning a review for the camera I purchased, and am fairly happy with.

A quick update — with the semester coming to a quick close, I have major projects due, and many more exams to endure. That being said, I will unfortunately continue to be not as active as I was in the past.

BUT! Like I always promise, I am going to make a heard earned effort to post a couple times a month. I already have some posts/projects planned out, and I have some rainy day posts that I can edit and throw out there as well.

I am also currently working with one of my friends, and freshman babies, with some new graphics! *excitement!!* As the weeks progress, I will throw out some teasers, and hopefully, by our second anniversary, I will have everything together to claim our own domain *flailing excitement!!*

Thank you so much for being so patient with my busy schedule. I know I need to stop beating around the bush, and procrastinating at times, but do know I am trying to be up to date with things.

Until Next Time XOXO
Joslyn Pham.

~ Happy 1st Birthday ~

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Image by Stephanie McCabe

Wow! Has it already been a year?! I was just putting together some drafts – so when the school year starts, I’ll already be two steps ahead – but then the yellow notification bubble caught my attention! Why is time suddenly flying by so quickly — does this mean I’m getting old?!

I would like to thank you all for your love and support for this past year: I know I haven’t been the best when it came to being consistent, and my content lacked a lot. But, I really do appreciate each and every one of you.

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