Hey there, I’m Zhane. 👋🏻
I am: a daughter of South Korean immigrants, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a business partner, in my 30’s and continually trying to figure out my passion, meaning, and steps in life so that I can live out my purpose.
Barely navigating through my 20’s after blindly obliging to help run my family’s livelihood, a completely new family business concept with no guarantee of success and no prior work or life experience, I’ve encountered countless mental and emotional breakdowns and endless cycles of guilt. Not to mention; I was learning how to deal with the trauma of trying to navigate my feelings of losing our home and my parent’s business during the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the lifelong toxic family dysfunction and trying to fight the voices in my head to self destruct.
I kept convincing myself that this was the path I chose and that this was the life that was given to me. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But the path to realizing and accepting the burden of: financial support, self-doubt, lack of self-worth & self-love, brutal self-realizations, and the heart-wrenching enlightenment of the sacrifice my immigrant parents made to provide a better life for me and my brother, has been the least to say, a whirlwind.
For the past decade, since having graduated college in 2011, I have battled self and every ounce of guilt that held me hostage to my choice and career path that I would have not consciously picked otherwise. At the very least, it has taught me how to look beyond self and teach me of the realm of selflessness that I am still too immature to understand. (Spiritual)
This is my digital journal: a reflection of my experiences, my past, my inner voices, the lessons I have learned and how I have transformed from seeing the world half empty to half full. And how I have and am still learning to heal. By sharing my stories, I hope to give back in some way or form.
I am a first time blogger, with an insatiable curiosity for self-help & development, self growth, productivity, psychology, personal finance, organization and business but we shall see where life takes us!
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.Vivian Greene, The Art of Letting Go – Thought Catalog