Personal Growth

A Tall Order of Emotional Vulnerability with a Side of Introversion

A Tall Order of Emotional Vulnerability with a Side of Introversion

February 3, 20216 min read

Ihave created a false sense of vulnerability in my life. I am a forgery. A fake open book. It took me until starting this blog to realize that. I fooled myself by being abnormally comfortable with situational vulnerability than most. Publishing a personal tale of my gastrointestinal issues didn’t phase me. I didn’t stop to think twice before sharing my experience with COVID-19. These conversations are easy to have. On the other hand, the…

Bullet Journaling Your 2021 Goals Into Reality

Bullet Journaling Your 2021 Goals Into Reality

January 13, 20217 min read

I am an absolute sucker for new years & new starts. Life is so romantic when the slate is clean and the possibilities are endless.  To skip a lengthy reflection on the last year, it’s safe to say it was jam-packed with highs and lows. Chaotic yet joyful. Difficult yet rewarding. In 2020, I set out with lofty goals for myself. Here are two that seemed near impossible when I wrote them down in my…

Finding Joy During the Work Week: A Pending Task

Finding Joy During the Work Week: A Pending Task

December 17, 20208 min read

Last week, I painted with watercolors. I was organizing my desk items when I found one of those classic Crayola watercolor palettes. I doubt it has ever been used and I honestly could not tell you when I bought it.  After dinner, I filled a small container with water, pressed play on a Spotify playlist, and opened my journal. The outcome was neither profound nor particularly intriguing. But the process… now that was fun.…

Social Distancing in a One Bedroom Apartment

Social Distancing in a One Bedroom Apartment

November 19, 202010 min read

It was a Thursday and I was pretty bored. My work assignments for the week were finished by Wednesday and now I was staring at my office desk monitor trying to think of productive ways to fill the rest of the day. It had been a typical morning, except for the fact that a can of sparkling water had completely spilled inside of my purse. My stash of cloth masks was compromised as collateral…

Setting Goals During a Pandemic: How to Create a Vision Board Despite an Uncertain Future

Setting Goals During a Pandemic: How to Create a Vision Board Despite an Uncertain Future

October 21, 20209 min read

It has been a year. You felt it, I felt it, we all felt it. No one will escape this year unaffected.  The ground gave way beneath our feet. Things we took for granted like driving into the office or sitting in a classroom of peers or even hugging your grandma vanished. Of all things, toilet paper disappeared off the shelves?! Interactions became digital and pixelated instead of face to face. Difficult and previously…

It’s Okay to Start Over: Why I Chose Not to Apply to Medical School

It’s Okay to Start Over: Why I Chose Not to Apply to Medical School

October 2, 202018 min read

It’s okay to start over. My college experience taught me this several times, in many diverse and often painful ways. It is a lesson I hope to continue to bring with me through every stage of life. Because day to day it is really easy to forget that this is your life. If you don’t like the direction your life is headed, the people you have surrounded yourself with, your career, your major, you…

Boost Your Mood: 11 Positive Affirmations You Need Today

Boost Your Mood: 11 Positive Affirmations You Need Today

August 25, 20204 min read

Hello friends, today I am coming to you with an Affirmation Wednesday!  Feeling a wide and complex range of emotions is part of the pleasure of being human. Today’s affirmation list gives you a little bit of everything, a positive affirmation for you to take with you today no matter the emotions you are encountering this Wednesday.  A quick note on the science behind affirmations (because yes there are real scientific studies to back…

Black Lives Matter: Resources & 7 Ways You Can Support

Black Lives Matter: Resources & 7 Ways You Can Support

August 9, 20208 min read

Hello everyone, I have returned from a small blogging hiatus! There is something about a worldwide pandemic and simultaneous uprising calling for necessary change in our country that can really drain a gal of her creative juices (which is truly the least of this world’s worries but it does affect the production of content for this micro-community).  With that being said, I am happy to put down my thoughts in digital content again and…

A Valentine’s Note on Insecurities and Self-Love

A Valentine’s Note on Insecurities and Self-Love

February 14, 20208 min read

In a world of critique, comparison, and carefully filtered highlight reels it can seem like an impossible task to feel content in your own skin.  To my younger self that bought foundation to cover up the freckles on her cheeks, let the boy convince her that she would never be enough, and begged the figure in the mirror to shrink just a little more; look how far you have come.  To my not so…

Thank You 2019 For the Lessons Learned

Thank You 2019 For the Lessons Learned

January 6, 20206 min read

As sang by the great T-Swift, “It was the end of a decade but the start of an age” 2020 marks the beginning of a fresh new decade, a new age. There were some things in this past decade that should most definitely remain buried in history: my deep side part verging on combover from 2012 (unfortunately pictured right), those black velvet chokers we all seemed to wear in 2016, copious consumption of “coffee”…

5 Tips for Increasing Positivity on Mondays

5 Tips for Increasing Positivity on Mondays

November 18, 20194 min read

Hello my lovely readers and Happy Monday! It is a beautifully fresh start to the week, yet many of us can’t help but suffer from the Monday blues. Today is the day to say screw Monday blues! We get seven days each week, why be miserable for 14.29% of them? Here are some tips for increasing your positivity on Mondays (and every day). I hope you all enjoy this post and are able to…