More Favorite Beauty Products From Trader Joe's

I’ve written before about my love for Trader Joe’s Beauty Products. They are so affordable and really good quality. And they just released a whole bunch of new stuff that I had to try out. and I tried out some things that aren’t new but I am in love!

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Why I Haven't Been Writing Lately

I haven’t been posting a lot of content here lately. I certainly have a long list of topics I want to cover in my note apps. I also have a lot of random writing littered throughout my desktop and a princess themed notepad I got at dollar bin at Target. So why haven’t been consistently putting shit up here?

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Japan Trip: Part 2

Part 2 of my trip to Japan, including my mini trip to the seaside town, Hayama and more Tokyo! Bonus: I went on a bumble date in Tokyo!

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My bedtime thoughts: An Anxious Stream of Consciousness

I wrote this stream of consciousness in November 2018. A lot of this no longer applies to my life or what I am currently anxious but I think it accurately portrays my anxiety and depression. More than that, I think it is very illustrative of what many people fear, ruminate, and believe.

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My Heart Hurts

And now I’m here, still writing about you, four months since I’ve last seen you. Thinking about you more than I’d like. My heart still hurting. And it has nothing to do with you.

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5 Books to Inspire Your Best Life

My whole life I have been an avid reader and in the last ten years, I have really taken to self-help books. Self-help, spiritual, advice or whatever you want to call them, I love them. I’ve read dozens and they have made a positive impact on my life. Here are a five of my favorites that I recommend to my friends all of the time.

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What's Next For Me

I’ve been alluding to some big things happening for me and I can finally share them with you now! Read to figure out what is going on with me and where I’m headed.

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What I Pack to Travel Abroad

Traveling abroad is an amazing experience, full of adventure and learning. It can also be really nerve wrecking, and sometimes scary. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to over twenty countries; ten of those were solo trips that taught me a lot about travel and what to pack to make it as easy as possible. Here are my packing tips for traveling abroad.

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How to stay Focused While Working From Home

I’ve been working from home at least part-time, for the last five years, and I can tell you that it can be the biggest blessing. I love saving time by not having a commute. It gives me so much flexibility to make doctor’s appointments or do errands. And of course, I love my dress code of yoga pants and a messy bun every day.

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Why I have a love affair with New York City

I don’t know why I’ve always loved New York City. Probably because I always felt weird and different and saw it movies and on television and thought I would belong there. Read more to find out why I’ve been obsessed with living in New York City since I was a kid, why it hasn’t happened yet, and what lies ahead for my future.

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To All My Girls

A love letter to all the girls in my life. I call out some specific stories. But this is a love letter to all women and girls. I see you. I see all the shit you’ve been through. I see all the strength you give every day. I see all the love you give. Photo credit: The Upspeak Collective

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What All of My Tattoos Mean

I have 10 ten tattoos. I always forget how many I have. And honestly when people ask, and I try to count, I always forget. But now we have the official cannon. All 10 of my tattoos, the photos, and the story behind each one.

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Is there a good reason to have an abortion?

Our society has told us that only worthy women can have abortions. Women need to have a “valid reason”. Extreme examples would be rape or health issues. But many believe that a woman should only get it if she can’t support the baby. They make a list of reasons why a woman should/should not have an abortion. And then tell us to not use the word on television, or in public.

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What Does Sex Have To Do With Body Positivity?

My journey to body positivity has included, and can largely be attributed to, the boudoir photoshoots I did in 2018. It was the first time I saw myself as a sexual being, and unapologetically. When I went on a friend’s podcast to talk about body positivity, I started to think about mind blowing consensual sex as a part of loving my body.

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A millennial love story

What happens when you meet a guy that doesn’t completely suck? In fact you actually like him. You think he’s kind of groovy. You date him, right? Sure, but how do you decide on how much to tell him about your shit storm of a life? How do you know when to tell him you like him? When you want more? How the fuck do you figure out any of this vulnerability shit when dating without scaring him off?

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