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.
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 […]Read more "New Year’s Resolutions"
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 […]Read more "Hiatus"
Today, I turned 19.
There’s still definitely a lot I don’t know, but I’ve learned a lot over the last nineteen years of my life. Here are some of the best lessons I’ve learned.Read more "19 Life Lessons I Learned Before I Turned 19"
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.Read more "Growing Up White"
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.Read more "Thoughts After High School: Humans Are Messy and Complex"
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 […]Read more "Guest-Post (Greenide)"
(In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 and Part 2 here and here!) As with most things in my life, I try to keep my hair care routine as simple as possible. I’ll try and keep this list pretty simple, too, and list alternative products when I can. SHAMPOO: Ouidad’s Ultra Nourishing […]Read more "How to Survive Having Curly Hair Part 3: Updated Routine + Products"
It’s been a while since I posted anything about my hair, hasn’t it? Well, in case you forgot, it’s still there. Still curly. Still a lovely pain in the butt. But the way I’ve been handling it has a changed a little since my last posts. All the tips and tricks I listed on Part […]Read more "How to Survive Curly Hair Part 2: Updated Advice + Tips"
So it’s been a while. Two and a half months, to be exact. A lot of things have happened. I turned eighteen, quit my job, and made a couple new friends. I passed midterms, finished finals, and survived my first semester of university. I stopped writing for a while, then went back and finished my […]Read more "The Return"