Boss Lady

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This pic sums up a lot of how I’m feeling. I miss Taiwan and the ocean more than ever. And I feel totally submersed in my learning of a new language. But not exactly in a good way. This shit is hard. Being so much older than my classmates has made me a bit self conscience and keeping my expectations of myself in check has proved the most difficult. But I am determined to make the most of this time in my life. So it it means not seeing the ocean for awhile and spending more time studying then so be it. #sacrifice #studentlife #imisstheocean #islandgirl #justkeepswimming #i❤️Taiwan #lookforward #stayfocused #staypositive #chinagirl #thiscouldchangemylife

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Taking the biggest risk and I KNOW I will reap the reward. I’m taking Chinese classes!!! I have been trying to figure out how to make this happen for awhile. Well the universe made it happen. I’m so stoked to be a full time student. With the career taking second for the first time in my adult life. As hard as it is I’m enjoying it and can’t wait to finally be able to say yes when someone asks me if I speak Mandarin. #chinagirl #studentlife #sohard #mybrainhurts #happygirl #zhongguo #sacrifice #study #grateful #risk&reward #bosslady

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Happy Birthday Kippy!! Kippy you have taught me to love again with abandonment. To find the fun in every moment and to laugh as much as possible. There is never a dull moment with you around and your sweet, more like mischievous smile makes my heart melt. Love that I kissed that dimple into your cheek and I love even more that you let me kiss you as often and as much as I want. You truly are one of a kind and I’m proud to be your auntie. Can’t wait to have more adventures together my little daredevil. Love you Krazy Kip! Wish I was there to help you celebrate. #krazykip #4 #birthdayboy #auntiebear #auntie #nephew #partytime #loveyou #missyou #dimples #smile #sillyphotos #matchingdimples #saycheese #bestlaughever #happyboy

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Sunshine, Temples and Incense.....I’m back!! #feelsgood #chinagirl #chinesenewyear #yearofthepig #hike #dongguan #solo #neverstopexploring #expatlife #explore #enjoylife #optoutside #asia

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Can’t believe I’m leaving. Feels like forever and feels like I just got home. So grateful for my time with my amazing family and friends. What a life I have. Heading back has me a bit conflicted but I’m ready for what’s next. Starting the trip out right with a @delta upgrade to business on my 12 hr flight. Couldn’t ask for anything better. Cheers to my next grand adventure!! #sadandexcited #happygirl #businessclass #bosslady #chinahereicome #family #thankyou #mylifemyadventure #solotraveler #bossbabe #neverstopexploring #adventureawaits #imready

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Okay I may complain and say I don’t like snow and that I prefer warm weather but nights like tonight remind me how beautiful snow is. Flakes so big I caught one on my tongue. Now I just hope this ends before my flight leaves. #peaceful #utahisrad #snowflakes #letitsnow #winternights #stillreadyforwarmweather #nofilter #lastdaysathome #childlikewonder #beautiful #winterwonderland #utah #utah #utahgram

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Totally lost my shit when we got to PCH and Huntington Beach as the weather was amazing. Celebrated Chinese New Year Disney style! Lunch with the one and only @omnium88 in the club and much needed sister time in the happiest place on earth. Such a fun weekend before I head back. #california #pacificcoasthighway #sunsetjesus #roadtrip #sistertrip #cny #makeawish #disneyland #disneycaliforniaadventure #sunshine #blueskies #ineedatan #friends #doublerumrutkin #drinks #cheers #club33 #singlerider

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California dreamin #happygirl #girlstrip #sistertime #huntingtonbeach #beachbabes #ilovetheocean #sunshine #youbeach #travel #roadtrip #optoutside #its80degrees #suntan #california #nofilter

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I have waited so long to check this off my list. Amazing day snow shoeing in the beautiful Utah mountains. The pines smelled amazing. It was so still and peaceful. We even saw moose. And a killer sunset...perfect day. Thank you @lynz_kirkham and @3picks for letting me be part of the fam that day. #optoutside #nofilterneeded

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When I’m home visiting it feels like I’m 16 again. Parents wondering why I’d leave the house after 9pm, asking the same questions of where are you going, who are you meeting and when will you be home? “Borrowing” the keys to my dad’s precious car is still as tricky as it was before. But seeing a sweet note like this just melts my heart. Parents never stop caring for their kids. No matter what age they are. #luckygirl #stilltheirlittlegirl #home #nevergrowup #love #lovenotes #lovemyfamily

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Friday night date night with my adventurous nephew!! We made a list of stuff we wanted to do together while I was home and climbing was one of them. This kid inspires me. First time climbing and absolutely fearless. #auntiebear #proudauntie #nephewsrock #climb #fun #competitive #girlswhoclimb #stayactive #stayyoung #myfingershurt #workout #fitness #strongwoman #inspired #twinners

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Good times have been had so far! It’s crazy to think how different my life is in Asia. I love being able to have those new adventures and then come home and be surrounded in familiarity, comfort and pure love. My family is the best. They support my crazy life, love me and know how to have fun!!! #happygirl #love #family #utahisrad #sunsets #sleddingfun #rollerskating #rollerbabe #acroyoga #babyyoga #cooking #mountains #ihatebeingsick #cold #christmas #fundayeveryday #auntiebear #nephewsarethebest #sisters #smile #laugh #silly

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