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Nine Highlights of 2019

As 2019 draws to an end and many of us reflect on the achievements and failures that occurred. I choose to focus on the proud moments and memories created. Not ignoring the things that didn’t happen or failed resolutions, I am grateful for all the challenges and opportunities that 2019 presented to me. Here are some of the memories and highlights of 2019 – there is no doubt a big chunk of them are travel-related due to my increased passion for travel. I visited three new countries and increased my total number of visited countries to ten. (but who’s counting). …

Reflections on Organizing a TEDx event

In November 2019, we successfully organized our second edition of TEDxWoosongUniversity at SolBridge International School of Business, Daejeon, South Korea under the theme “Rising to the Challenges.” The event brought together exceptional minds to share ideas and challenges in their sphere of influence and how they have risen to overcome those challenges. Ideas ranged from business, humanities, disaster to what it means to live as third cultural kids. There is no doubt organizing a TEDx event is exhausting and requires a great deal of hard work and commitment – especially if you have a full-time job (as it’s a full-time …

My 2018 Highlights

Sharon Nabwire

As I begin this new year 2019, I decided to take some time off and reflect on 2018. I must admit it has been both a challenging and rewarding year. The challenges taught me more about myself. Although it might sound like a cliche’ we are stronger than we think we are. I would like to share some of the highlights that made 2018 awesome – someday I might share the challenges; I started the year in Uganda spending it with friends and family that I had not seen for close to three and half years. I couldn’t have asked …

South Korea – Your Study Abroad Destination

After my undergraduate degree, I wasn’t sure about a lot of things except that I wanted to pursue my master’s degree in a different country. Since I could not afford to self-fund this master’s degree, I started my quest for scholarships. I scanned the internet for scholarships, subscribed to any scholarship portal I could find in addition to checking out the local publications for scholarship opportunities by the Ministry of Education. This process went on actively for about a year but I had never thought of South Korea as a study abroad destination, so when the opportunity presented itself, I …

10,000 Swings Kettlebell Challenge

A few weeks ago I did my last 500 swings of the 10,000 swings kettlebell challenge. I was excited when a friend introduced this challenge to me. I wanted to improve my strength and burn fat at the same time. So we settled on the Kettlebell program birthed by Dan John;500 swings a day, four days a week with secondary exercise in between the swings. The goal was to finish the 10,000 swings of 16kgs kettlebell in five weeks while reducing the time taken to complete the 500 swings each day. Since my gym didn’t have the 16kg kettlebell, I …

Developing the discipline of thanksgiving

Last year about this time, my church challenged us to find things that we are thankful for 21 days in the #21daysofthanks challenge as a way of encouraging us to develop the discipline of giving thanks. I was going through a tough time at my workplace at the time. During those 21 days, I learned that even though we are going through a tough time, there is always something to be thankful for. Though I am unable to participate in this year’s #21daysofthanks challenge, I am grateful every day for so many things from the gift of life to the …

12 Life Lessons I have learned in my 30s

Life Lessons, Inspiration

A few days ago, I celebrated another birthday. As the years go by, I am grateful for this gift called life; sometimes birthdays might seem like a reminder of the things we have not yet accomplished. Nevertheless, I am thankful for health, strength, for the opportunities, and the misfortunes. In the past year, I have had my fair share of highs and lows. I failed to go home as I had earlier planned not to mention missing the significant events of dear ones. However, I traveled to Ghana, presented at my first international conference, got a job in Korea before …

The Joys and Sorrows of African Hair in Korea

  I struggled with a decision of wearing my hair natural for about 2 years. Every time I would go to the Saloon to cut my hair; I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I was tired of putting all these chemicals in my hair in order to wear it straight. The agony of sitting under a dryer after retouch or every time I visited a salon was becoming unbearable. I had heard stories of having to pay exorbitant prices to have your hair done abroad. Not to mention the hustle one has to go through to get their hair …