Grow with Ro

I hit writer’s block.

It’s been exactly two months since I’ve since last posted.

Since then, I’ve focused on activities that have helped me further my personal development. To name a few:

1. Learning Korean

I started learning about 4 months ago and haven’t stopped since. I consume a lot of Korean content and listen to a lot of Korean music, so I figured why not?

2. Mindset Mentor Podcast

Ever since I’ve started listening to this podcast, it has made me dig deeper into myself. In my 20s specifically, a lot of time was spent “cruising” through life, and the podcast, in a way, has stopped me in my tracks. There are so many gems that I’ve listened to so far, and feel I found it at the right time as I approach my 30s.

3. Introduction to vegetarian/vegan food

I’ve had a vegan food subscription box for the last few months and it has definitely broadened my horizons with food. With being lactose intolerant and having acid reflux episodes from time to time, it definitely provides another alternative to meat. I’m not fully vegetarian or vegan in any way currently, but it has helped in adding more vegetables to my meals.

4. Meditation

I have tried meditation before, but have never stuck with it long term. It forces me to just sit in silence and be more intentional with my actions.

5. Running

Running provides me a time to be by myself and not be disturbed.

6. Singing Lessons

I’ve never been comfortable with my singing voice. With the exception of two performances I did in college (which were not solo), singing in public terrifies me, BUT feel that taking these lessons will DEFINITELY take me out of my comfort zone and eventually see where that takes me.


The World of Confrontation

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Conflicts arise because we’re afraid to fight.

I had an AHA moment once I heard that quote.

I value a harmonious environment and being confrontational has always made me uncomfortable.

As I’ve been in customer service for the past 5 years, I’ve been yelled at countless times. I’ve been able to diffuse some situations successfully, but others not so much. I definitely catch myself freezing up from time to time.

But as I’ve grown older, I’ve learned the importance of being vocal and holding your ground.

If you’re not fighting for it, you’re standing still.

I can’t say EVERY battle is worth fighting for, but if that fight is worth it, you’ll come out the other end stronger.

Coming from someone who’s tendency is to hold everything in, I’m getting a better understanding of being vocal. If you’re not speaking up, there isn’t any cue to the other person that you’re also working to resolve the issue.

There will be times that it will be uncomfortable, but it also provides an opportunity for the issue to be worked out and facilitate growth.