ANNA PENG

Giving Thanks in 2020

Every year there’s an insurmountable number of things to be thankful for.

The people I’ve gotten to know over the years who make everything much more palatable and interesting, from learning to passion projects, and strangers to friends.

The home I live in that brings security, safety, and comfort.

The friends and family who give acceptance and good times.

And to everything in between: the hot cups of tea, the sunlight, and the blanket I go to bed with.

I know there are a lot of things to be worried over or concerned about, especially now in our current pandemic state, but I don’t want that to overshadow everything else good that’s happening.

I’m taking this time to give thanks to everyone who’s been a part of this tremendous time. Whether if it’s just been an Instagram DM, meeting in person, or if we’ve crossed paths and exchanged a smile, I appreciate you.

Happy Thanksgiving :) 


What Kind of Day is it Today?

Is it self doubt season, or is it all in our heads?

Is it just me, or is it everybody else too?

Our own off-day might be someone else’s good day, so we can’t go off on the assumption that our reality is everyone else’s too.

Feelings can be shared, but they’re mostly our own.

Doubts, insecurities, fears are all our own too. Perceive reality with care.



Finding My Own Voice

The reason why I’m so adamant about writing every day is because I want to become better at it.

(The doodle part is just so that I can share it on social media without looking like a complete essay).

It’s a longterm goal of mine, and this is day 172.

In terms of progress, I believe I’m a slightly better writer than when I was on day 1, which you can find if you scroll down far enough, but what I’m really excited for is the next 200.

I’m certain not every piece is going to be great, but hey—that’s why we get so much time.

What I think will happen is that the consistency in this practice will force me to go through more changes in style and delivery, which will ultimately help me find my own voice.

P.S. Speaking of consistency in practice, I’ve just launched The Habit Factory with Mikayla Koo, which is about putting yourself on day 1 and using your creative voice for you. It’s completely online and goes on for 14 days. If you’re ready to start, you can check out our website at www.thehabitfactory.space and sign up. We begin October 19th, and it’d be so great to see you there.

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