Life Update #082420

happy monday! it has been a little while since i last posted anything on the blog. if you follow me on instagram, then you may already have an inkling as to why i have been missing for the past few months. however, i can’t believe that it has been since april?!

as always, i sincerely apologize for vanishing off the face of the earth…
my original plan was to complete my summer class, take about a week off, and then return sometime in july. but my comeback was delayed because i am currently undergoing the application processes. it is not my first rodeo in regards to applying to professional school; however, i decided to fully reflect on myself, scrapped my essays, and basically started from square one.

on top of completing my applications, i decided to pick up another job to get more experience in my desired field of work. now, i have the opportunity to learn and work within an inpatient and acute care setting. between my orientation, training, and my other job, my spare time has been filled with lots of naps and avatar: the last airbender.

needless to say, i am more than ready to come back to my hobbies, and create pieces just for fun!

lately, i have been feeling overwhelmed and drained with everything. it will be nice to dedicate more time to my blog, social media, and anything else that is not school or work related. life is constantly moving, and we sometimes get overly caught up in its motions. without realizing it, we can feel all of the extremes and struggle with managing even our most mundane tasks — even more so during this weird time.

overall, i would like to thank you all for being as patient as ever! i know my following is quite small, but i still feel guilty for my disappearance.
i would like to write more (seeing as how i have postponed this blog post for quite some time), however it is currently midnight, and i can feel my train of thought slipping.

i look forward to our next encounter~
with love, joslyn

I Did a Thing + Life Update

hello loves, and welcome back to M. A. N.~
i hope you’re doing well, during this time, and that you’re staying safe and healthy.

it has been about a month since i last uploaded a blog post, and i sincerely apologize. with everything that is going on, i needed time to adjust, and wanted to make sure that i was okay with the changes before getting back into the swing of posting on the regular.

if you haven’t noticed — i purchased my domain! after five years, i finally own my domain, and have access to many more features that WordPress provides. so, be on the look out for the changes that will be made! with that being said, i would appreciate if you remain patient with me as i finalize the schedule, design, mood, color scheme, etc.

in today’s post, i will be going into detail about the changes i would like to make with M. A. N., and i will also update you with everything that is currently going on in my life. this update will explain why i have been distant for the past month, and i hope that it will justify my sudden absence.

R e a d . m o r e

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Greetings Loves!
It has been about a week and a half since I finished the semester, and I have recharged! I am ready to make a come back on my blog and youtube channel.

But first, while I’m waiting for my first video to render, should I solidify my schedule, or keep it on a “whenever I can” type schedule?

The options for a solid schedule include:

  • 1x a week: Friday; Saturday; or Sunday
  • 2x a week: Wednesday + Saturday
  • 2x a week: Friday + Sunday
  • 3x a week: Wednesday + Friday + Saturday

Realistically speaking, 1x or 2x a week is more my speed, but if you would like to see me try to push out 3x a week — I can make it work!

With that being said, I am graduating from my undergraduate journey in May 2019, so I would prefer my blog to be fully functional by that time.
This blog was originally suppose to be my creative outlet, and it still is; however, during the past 3.5 years, it was a struggle for me to adjust with school and trying to find time for everything.

During this winter break, I am really looking forward to getting everything in order, and returning back to good habits of being happy and productive!

Get ready, because I will be trying to push out more quality content!

With Love, Joslyn

2018 is My Year

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Happy New Years Loves~

I’m going to give 2018 everything I have, with little to no excuses. This past year wasn’t so bad, but it was a year of compromises. I compromised my creativity for my education, and I felt incomplete. I compromised my friendships and college experiences for meaningless work and unnecessary commitments. 2017 had it’s pros and cons, and I feel like I’ve managed, however, I want to thriveContinue reading “2018 is My Year”

Note: #120217

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

050717 [VLOG]: Good Food & Even Better Company

Happy Tuesday Loves~

So, for today’s post, I decided to upload a vlog (which I haven’t done in so long). I’m always wanting to vlog, and sharing my life with you guys, but I never get a chance to edit, and go through all my footage. But, that’s going to change!

This vlog is extra long because this week is just jam packed with lots of events and footage, including:

  • Finishing my finals
  • Having family in town
  • Mothers’ Day
  • and just TONS of food and boba!

I hope you guys enjoy, and let me know if you would like me to post my vlogs on My Authentic Nature.

Until Next Time xoxo

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