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⋆☼ SERENA SUN ☼⋆  He>i ⋆ singer-songwriter ✰ adventures, healthy-living, & kindness ✰ ✭ ucla alum ⋆ int’l business ↟ Vancouver ☼ rn ≫ beijing

Daily necessities ☕️😍
Morning meetings and business lunch out here in Beijing today! ☺️ Grateful to be here and to be learning so much 🙏🏼
Chase after things that you feel called to & bring you joy 👏🏼✨ I’m a huge nerd (🤓) and absolutely love learning + being productive. Praising God for the opportunity to do just that, here in China! 🇨🇳

Forever grateful for the man who’s literally been there for me since day 1 🌟🙏🏼
Thank you for showing me true kindness, and encouraging me to live a life filled with joy.
I love you Dad 💕

Reasons to smile:
⋆ my family & friends are healthy and are hugely present in my life (thank God for FaceTime & community) 😍🌟
⋆ God loves us unconditionally and continues to guide me throughout life’s ups & downs 🙏🏼👏🏼
@nicholakosloski and I are officially gonna be roomies again 👯‍♀️🙌🏼 (and I’ll have a stable home-base in Van for the next year!!!)
⋆ Being in China has been amazing! Each time I visit, it feels more like a second home ❤️🏠
⋆ I’ve got a few quick trips to the USA coming up this summer! ☺️☀️✈️ If you’re out in SF, NYC, or Chicago in July, let me know!!
Trying to make it a habit to start each day with 5 things I’m grateful for. It’s been such a great way to get my mind in a good place right off the bat each morning. Highly highly recommend it! ☺️👌🏼👌🏼
What are you grateful for? Take a sec, write it down. Then go out into the world and celebrate whatever it is you’re thankful for today!! ☺️👏🏼👏🏼🎉
📸// @jacobjuskiewicz

Alrighty loves, I am headed out to China today! Back for another business trip, and it couldn’t have come at a better time ☺️✈️💼🇨🇳👏🏼
Excited to be working hard, immersing myself in the culture, and reconnecting with friends I haven’t seen in months!! 🌟👯‍♀️
Stay tuned for some insta stories, I’ll probably turn on that VPN here and there to share bits of China with you guys! ☺️❤️

When the road ahead is windy (sp? 😂) & you don’t know exactly where you’re headed,
take a moment, and 🌟b e s t i l l🌟
Enjoy where you are for what it is,
look to the future with hope,
and be grateful for where you’ve been.
All the ups and downs in your life have shaped you into the wonderful person you are today ☺️👏🏼
Hope you’ve had a restful weekend and enjoy the upcoming week!
📸// @kapturethelight
#oregon #rowenacrest #oregonexplored

Chasing sunsets with this sweet soul! 🤩👌🏼 so so grateful for @jenniferclimie. You’re absolutely stunning inside and out, girl!!
Funny story: I went to a bar on my own during one of my first weeks back in Vancouver (lol). I wasn’t looking to meet guys in that setting, so I went up to Jenn & her friends, and said hi 😂 (shoutout to @sschulte_ & @dr.alexiaharris.nd!!) Luckily for me, they were all suuuuper sweet & didn’t think I was THAT weird for randomly chatting them up at a bar, and now I’ve got some awesome new friends!!
Put yourself out there guys, more often than not, it’s absolutely worth it ☺️👌🏼 (and when it’s not, it’ll probably end up being a funny story down the road 🤷🏻‍♀️😋)

Our lives are full of uncertainties, and it can be absolutely terrifying at times—not knowing what comes next.
We all crave a sense of stability, and what I’ve learned from post-grad life ~so far~ is that my only true stability comes from God.

No matter where I go, or what I do, God is with me. Despite my flaws, and the mistakes I’ve made (& continually make) He loves me. And the same is true for you, if you choose to receive it.
“He will never leave you nor forsake you” ✰ Deuteronomy 31:6

My wish for you is that wherever you are at this current moment, you rest in the fact that you are NOT alone in this life, and that you ARE loved beyond measure!! 🤗💕

Let’s play a game! Do you know your Myers Briggs personality test results/think they’re crazy accurate? If yes comment it below or send me a DM!! (If you’ve never taken the test before, or have no idea what I’m talking about, it takes < 12 mins to complete & you can find it through this link:
Super curious to see what you guys are 😂🙏🏼🙏🏼 I took the quiz a while back and revisited it again this weekend—got the same result 😂 ENFP all the way I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️👌🏼
Sidenote: I had the most wonderful weekend at the @phillipsexeter 5-year reunion 🤩🙏🏼 & would highly recommend reaching out to ppl you haven’t spoken to in a while. SO grateful to have had the opportunity these past few days to reconnect with old friends and also start new friendships! ❤️😋
Alrighty, catchin a flight back to Van rn! Hope you guys have an awesome rest of your day! 🤩🙏🏼 & send me your personality results!!

Nothing compares to being outside and enjoying nature 🦋
About to give running an 8-mile loop a try! I ran it every Monday during the winter term of my senior year of high school... being back here for our reunion makes me want to try to run it again, 5 years later! Wish me luck, will let you know if I make it out alive 😂👌🏼🏃🏻‍♀️ *update: I’m alive, but my legs are no longer functioning 🤷🏻‍♀️🤭
“If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing” ⋆ 1 Corinthians 13:3

Sassy Serena ⇢ smiley Serena 😋
Currently getting ready for a quick trip to the east coast! ✈️ ✰ Fun fact: I spent my last 2 years of high school at a boarding school in New Hampshire, and I am headed back for our 5 year reunion first thing in the morning! I am SO excited to catch up with friends I haven’t seen in YEARS! ☺️👏🏼
Side note: let me know if you have any Boston recs! Spending the evening with the bestie @tothewildcountry the moment I arrive 😉👯‍♀️
Hope you have an awesome weekend!! ✰ ✰
Sweet words for the soul : “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬

Be still ✨
Oftentimes I find myself rushing through life, filling my schedule, and trying to be as productive + efficient as possible; more often than not, I need to remind myself of the value of stillness. Enjoy those moments where you get to reflect & remind yourself of what you’re grateful for! 🤗🙏🏼
If you’ve been a little (or very 😂) all over the place already this week, here’s a quick reminder to stop, take a step back, and have a second to yourself today! Break out the journal if that helps 📝👏🏼☺️
awesome shot by @kapturethelight 🙌🏼

Enjoying the view with my (not so little) little bro! ☺️😎 Grateful to be spending more time with @coltonsun now that I’m back in Van for good! 🏔🌲 t’s been SO cool to witness his personal growth over the years. So so proud of you Colton!! 👏🏼✨
Hope you all have a wonderful week!! ☺️🙏🏼
📸// @vinnylaz

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