9 Things You Might Not Know About Me

9 Things You Might Not Know About Me
Here are a few things that you didn’t know about me that I’ll elaborate on even more in future blog posts. These are topics you can look forward to exploring here on Sunday Scene with me as I better myself and if it helps anyone else in the process, then that’s pretty awesome too.

 I am a cancer survivor. 

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 22 and had a total thyroidectomy and I’ve been relying on thyroid medication and sleep ever since. I’ve learned the struggle of communication between doctors and patients and being treated as a statistic rather than an individual.

 I’ve only been to three countries: USA, Canada, and France. 

Most of my family from my father’s side are in France while my mother’s relatives are in Chicago. We never took many family vacation trips other than to the countries I’ve stated and personally I haven’t found the time or funds to do much traveling on my own. There has always been a wanderlust in me mixed with fear of the unknown but I think this is something we can explore together.

 I was raised in a Buddhist household but converted to Catholicism in 2011. 

After many events that happened in life, I was looking for something to fill a void. I knew there had to be more to life than just simply living every day. I was tired of hiding behind work, drinking, and having relationships with toxic people. One day, I went to a church down the street from me and began my journey in RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).

 My family immigrated from Laos. 

Both of my parents are from Laos as is my stepmom. I come from a culturally rich background and the food is pretty spicy. I would like to go to Laos one of these days.

 I’m left-handed. 

I have always swayed to my left hand despite people trying to force me to write with my right hand. I do get smudges on my hand as I write sometimes but given that most communication is done through a computer, I’m pretty safe with typing.

 I work in the Information Technology industry. 

Can you believe that this was not a field I had sought out? I just happened to fall into this route. My father is also in the IT industry and that’s kind of where I had my inspiration because frankly, I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grew up. It’s been over 10 years and I think it’s time to make a change.

 I’m rebuilding my credit from past mistakes. 

A teenager and a credit card, they do not mix. I’ve paid off my debt for the most part but now it’s a waiting game to see my credit score climb from years of abuse. I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m a shopaholic but I’m a shopaholic. Don’t worry, you’re along for that journey too.

 I’m not very sentimental but I hold onto a lot of material possessions. 

I used to keep movie stubs, cards, and gifts of all sorts; things that have piled up and created clutter and chaos in my life. In order for me to be truly free and happy, I need to let go of these things so I can live intentionally with minimalism.

 I’ve been blogging on and off since I was 12. 

I created explosive, colorful, and ridiculous sites with lots of animated gifs since I was a kid. Eventually, I starting actually journaling or blogging on various platforms such as LiveJournal, Xanga, MySpace, Blogger, and WordPress. As I got older, my need and direction for blogging evolved. Sunday Scene has been around since 2014 and has had many different phases. Did you know there’s a difference between a personal blog and a lifestyle blog? I learned that while trying to maintain this one. I procrastinated with posts, felt like a sellout, fought myself with privacy issues on what I would share and what I wouldn’t, and just became unhappy with blogging and life in general. That’s when I decided to live differently.

I know I’m not alone in these things. If you’ve already overcome the same obstacles in your life or are currently going through them such as myself, please join me on this journey.

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