We Meet Again~

Hello Loves~ 

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? However, time has truly flown by. This week is my exam week, which means I will be returning to my blog, finally; and, I plan to stay for as long as I can.

For those who did not know, I made an executive decision to take a break from My Authentic Nature, and just focus on school. Although I did not want to make this decision, I was really juggling so much at once in terms of academics, and was having breakdowns left, and right. Furthermore, it was not professional of me to disappear, and reappear without notice; therefore, I decided to just focus on one thing — school (even though some things here and there didn’t work out like I wanted to).

A lot of things have happened since we last spoke, but no worries! Here are a couple of updates:

  • I got a new laptop!

    • If you have been following me for a while, you are probably somewhat familiar with some technical difficulties I had in the past. Long story short, my computer died, and I had to extract my hard drive, and placed it into an external disc. This allows me to access all of my old files, and provides me an extra place for storage!
  • I started a vlog channel~

    • As some of you are aware, I do use YouTube on occasion to share some of my content; but, I have decided to use YouTube as a platform for my vlogs.
      Although my life is not so glorious right now, I do plan to capture all of the good memories, and hopefully get to share both the big, and small, milestones with you all. I am still in the process of trying to gather everything together, but soon enough, it will be running smoother, and I will be more organized.

I know it’s not much, but trust me when I say that I have been planning for a lot of new content, and maybe a new layout/ theme for my blog. Everything is still in the works, but I do plan to make everything count from here on out. And who knows — by August, I will my finish my research, and have my own custom domain!

Thank you guys so much for your time, and patience… I know I have not been fair, and I know I have a lot to catch up on, and to improve. Also, I would like to thank those who wanted to join the #phamily during my extended leave of absence. I really do appreciate every single one of you~

Until Next Time xoxo

Joslyn

[ N O T E . F I V E ]

Hello my Loves~

Long time no see! Dang. The last time ya’ll heard from me was August 30. I would like to start off this note and say that I am terribly sorry for disappearing for over a month. I promise, I was not expecting my absence to be this long.

As most of you know, I am currently in my 2nd year of university, as a biology major, and adjusting to the pace has been extremely difficult this year. I am taking a couple of advanced science courses, and for some tragic reason, ALL of my exams are in one week each month.

Along with trying to adjust to my crazy school schedule, I was sick for about 2 weeks from either a sinus infection, or a small cold. To this day, I am still recovering.

To be honest, I was in a creative black hole, and just couldn’t think of any good content for a long while, and it affected me a lot longer than I expected — to the point where I felt like I lost motivation for my blog.

BUT. I promise that I will do better starting today. October is the month were I will turn this around, and make everything work. I can’t guarantee that I’ll be consistent, however, I will try my darn hardest to not disappear like I recently did.

Until Next Time xoxo

Joslyn

~ Happy 1st Birthday ~

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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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My First Year Experience || COLLEGE EDITION

Hello loves~ I hope you’re doing well!

I know I have been gone for a while, and I am so sorry for that — again, work calls, therefore I must attend (even though sometimes I’m very reluctant to do so). In today’s blog post, I am going to be sharing with you guys my experience during my first year of school, highlighting some topics which I think are important for those who are starting in the fall, and for the upcoming graduating class of 2017!

I know I rambled a lot in this video, but hopefully you guys found some parts of it helpful. Always remember that if you have a question, or a request, for me — please, ask away!

Until Next Time xoxo

Joslyn

Asian Stereotypes That Have Bothered Me

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Hello Loves~

I know it has been a while, and that I’m still off schedule, BUT I am currently fixing that with pre-writing, etc.

Today’s post was inspired due to the ignorance of one coworker of mine. Long story short, she’s awful, and I don’t like her that much. Background info: She believes our GM got his job because we are located in an area which is highly populated by Asians.

**Disclaimer: I do not mean to offend anybody, I just deeply bothered by what my coworker said, and needed to express how I feel about some stereotypes. I don’t resent the people who have offended me in the past either.** Continue reading “Asian Stereotypes That Have Bothered Me”

What I’m Excited for This Summer!

Hey Loves!

I just wanted to take the time to let you guys in on my plans for this summer! This summer I plan to be banking blogs and YouTube videos: this means I’m going to be working really hard so when the next semester comes around, I won’t miss a beat when it comes to my post schedule!

This summer I plan to vlog more, which means I’m going to attempt to be active on my YouTube channel as well, which will be hard because I tend to forget to schedule in editing time. In June I will be going to California for a family reunion, and to just explore, so get excited for that! I will attempt another travel guide, and will work hard to make my vlogs the best that they can be.

I already have some DIY projects, and lookbook projects, and other fun stuff in the works as well, so get ready for those! I also plan to try out for my school’s FSA dance group once the fall semester starts, which means I need to be practicing, which means – more dance classes, and more work outs! I am currently building up my confidence and learning how to loosen up, and not be exact, which is hard for me since I come from a contemporary and ballet background, but am trying out for a hip-hop team.

Remember that I love taking your requests, so if you have any types of videos or blog posts you want me to do, feel free to leave comments, and message me on any social media platform!

I’m super excited for this summer, and I hope you guys are too! 

Until Next Time xoxo 

Joslyn

S U M M E R . N O T E #1

Hello Beautiful!

I felt obligated to take the time to apologize, again, for being completely absent this past month. As most of you may know, I just completed my first year of college, and I was really stressed out. All I could think about was studying and doing well my first year.

Regardless, that’s no excuse to completely leave you guys hanging. But, no worries – as i mentioned on Twitter – I have a ton of projects planned out, and a lot of ideas to the point where I feel like I will implode if I don’t share them with you guys!

As always, if you ever have requests, feel free to let me know in the comments, or on any of my social media platforms. Expect to see me soon~

Until Next Time xoxo 

Joslyn