JennifHsieh is a space for my rambling thoughts and snaps of my everyday style. I'm based in Astoria, Queens and I share a home with my two derpy cats and my equally derpy fiancé.

A Little Closer, A Little Kinder

H&M Green Knit Beanie, H&M Striped T-Shirt (similar), Gap Jeans (similar), Converse White Chuck Taylor Sneakers, Madewell Rust Cardigan (similar, similar)

As another year comes to an end, once again I'm sitting here thinking about my goals, my resolutions, and my dreams. But this year, the only thing that keeps echoing in my head is, be kinder. It has been on my list year after year but some how, honestly, it keeps slipping through my fingers because it can get so hard to remember.

I'm not a mean person. But it's in the little everyday moments where I could be a little more patient, a little more forgiving, a little kinder. Taking a quick second to breathe before yelling; assuming the best in the unknown instead of assuming the worst; letting go of things you don't need to control; and remembering what's really important when you're about to forget.

So here's to a brand new year and the continuous pursuit of getting a little bit closer to getting it right.


  1. I like the hat pulled over your face. Your outfit photos are always so fun!

    Be kinder is also one of my resolutions this year as well!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Ah! As a teacher, there is a lot of self-reflection at the end of the day, and this is something I remind myself of a lot because... well, people remember their teachers and a bad day and a thoughtless comment could be someone's main school memory even though it seems like a small thing at the time. So, yes, to more kindness and more patience and more listening. I love that resolution and will adopt it too!

  3. Is one of your goals to be less cute? That would be kind to me as a human. I can't deal with this much cute without cursing at you, yo.

    I want to be kinder... to myself this year. Always with the self-care. I'm not sure I'm making any actual resolutions, just keeping on building habits via daily charts and embarking on some year-round projects for fun. I think that'll be more helpful than general resolutions.

  4. You seem like such a kind person already! I think that's a good resolution though. I always seem to jump to conclusions about a person and while I think I give people the benefit of the doubt, most of the time, I assume certain things about people based on how they look or what I've heard about them. That's not kind of me, and I need to work on that.

    On a outfit note, you look so comfy here! I love how you excited you look in every outfit post. Always brings a smile to my face haha.


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