8 Self-Care Tips to Help Manage Mental Illness in the Summer

A lot of the time I try to ignore my mental health in favor of my own internal stubbornness and pressure to be productive. That’s not healthy. Sometimes, you just gotta put whatever you’re doing down and give yourself time to breathe.

Don’t feel guilty for taking time for yourself. If you need the time, take it. There’s always tomorrow.

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How I Write + Set Up My Blog Posts

I realized recently that although I’ve talked about how I blog during school, I’ve never explicitly discussed how I write and put my posts together on this site. I’ve gotten pretty attached to my method over the last couple of years and learned a few new tricks along the way, so I figured it might be good to share.

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How to Learn When to Give Up

I have always been stubborn. I’m a stubborn teenager/semi-adult who was a stubborn kid and an even stubborner toddler before that. Sometimes, that’s a good thing; it pushes me through hard situations and keeps me going. But it also means I’ve never known how to give up on things.

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New Year’s Resolutions

After a brief hiatus, I’m back! Put yourself first. I’ve never been good at putting myself first. It’s caused me a lot of pain and heartbreak over the years, and it’s something I want (and need) to stop. Putting everyone else first can seem harmless, but over time, sacrificing myself for others just reinforces the […]

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Due to exams/work/holiday stress, I’ll be on a hiatus from this blog for the rest of the month. I will be back the first week of January. You may have noticed that for the last little bit, my posts have been a little erratic. I skipped a week, and have been late for a couple […]

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Growing Up White

Now, at eighteen years old, I’m still trying to figure out where that leaves me. I’m not white. But I don’t feel Latina, either. I toe the line between two ethnicities and don’t feel entirely comfortable in either.

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Thoughts After High School: Humans Are Messy and Complex

I’ve changed over the past year. They probably have, too. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that people aren’t just one thing. Very rarely is anyone completely good or completely bad, but it’s tempting to think that people who treat you bad are evil. But that’s just not true. Good people can do bad things; bad people can do good things. Bad people can also have bad things done to them. Both can exist at the same time.

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Guest-Post (Greenide)

Hey guys! I don’t have a blog post written for this week as I’ve been really busy these last couple weeks (I’m actually smack dab in the middle of midterms right now and I have three projects due this month). But I recently wrote a guest post for Greenide that I’m pretty proud of called […]

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