Let’s start with why. Simon Sinek style. If you don’t know Simon Sinek you should. He does an amazing Ted Talk about his concept the Golden Circle. Inspiring leaders start with why they do something, how they do it, and what they do to achieve it. Instead of the reverse, which is how most ofContinue reading “Vision: Start with why”
2021 is just around the corner, and it’s given me hope for the future, not just my own, or Wari Tumas but also for our world. Slowly I’ve been working on clearly defining my goals, rebranding, and creating a purpose for this blog. I started Wari Tumas because I wanted to be authentic and realContinue reading “Refocusing my mission & vision”
I am currently on the job hunt and have been thinking through some of the typical questions that get asked in interview questions, “what are your strengths and what sets you apart from others?” I had the typical answers on the tip of my tongue, I’m passionate, hardworking, and a self-starter. And I thought, mostContinue reading “3 ways that being TCK sets you up for success in the professional world”
Okay fine. I never actually prayed those exact words. But boy did I pray for perfection. I prayed for perfection without realizing it or naming it. I felt this heavy burden, this sinister desire to be perfect. A perfect missionary kid for my parents, for my family’s support churches, for the mission, for people aroundContinue reading “God, please make me perfect: The unanswered prayer of a missionary kid”
I consider my skin color to be like my favorite coffee order, a Mocha. But if I’m being real with myself and with you, I’m probably more of a white chocolate mocha. I was born to a black mother and a white father. And on paperwork, I’d list my ethnicity as Pacific Islander, White, andContinue reading “What my skin color means: Seeing privilege and oppression on a Walmart run”
I know. I know. It’s a Hannah Montana song. I don’t know much about that show, I didn’t grow up watching it, but I DO know about living in between two worlds, living the best of both worlds. I’m not talking about being a teenage superstar and trying to balance having a normal life. I’m talking aboutContinue reading “The best of both worlds: 7 Pros and Cons to living between worlds”
As a kid it seems so easy to make friends. You play with each other, talk, exchange stories, or share toys and voila! You’ve made a friend. On my first day of grade 1 in Seattle, Wa., I was nervous about going to school. Being a new kid, my first time in the states, it wasContinue reading “Searching for friends & making real connections”
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