Desiree Nicole

✨self-care for the soul ✨

Hey There!
Finding yourself is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten-dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right here, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. 'Finding yourself' is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you" -Emily McDowell

23 Life Lessons Learned While Living in South Korea

I finally did it. I finally did my younger-self some justice by going to South Korea! As I mentioned in a recent video, it has always been my dream to visit South Korea and teach abroad. So that's exactly what I did. The 2.5 months that I taught in Busan, I learned so much. I learned more about myself and life. So here's a list of 23 life lessons I've learned during my stay.

  1. Not everyone has pure intentions
  2. You can't travel with everyone
  3. Boundaries are very important
  4. Solitude is essential
  5. Don't take how people talk to you personally, it's a reflection on how they talk to themselves
  6. Be comfortable with yourself/who you are (life will be much easier this way when people-pleasing isn't in your agenda)
  7. Your words hold power
  8. Do things in moderation (stop overworking yourself. work-life balance is key)
  9. Let go of control and let things flow naturally 
  10. Trust people but trust yourself M O R E
  11. Move-in silence
  12. Music = Medicine
  13. No reaction to toxicity = Saved Energy
  14. Try every and anything at least once- it's all about the experience babe 
  15. As adults we're constantly learning new things, it's in our human nature
  16. You cross paths with different people to get glimpses of their life, to understand lessons, and to gain wisdom
  17. Be true to yourself/goals/dreams
  18. Prioritize your needs first (Don't fall into being guilt-tripped)
  19. Be kind and do things with love at ALL TIMES
  20. Be gentle to your body- nurture him/her/them
  21. Get lost! Life is an adventure
  22. You leave impacts on people's lives
  23. You will have bad days, but don't let that own you. It's only for 24hrs, sometimes less