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Moral Compass: let it guide you to the light

First off, what the heck is a moral compass? According to dictionary.com, the definition of moral compass is, “anything which serves to guide a person's decisions based on morals or virtues.” Since I was 3 (I am not making this up), I have been interested in morals,...

Flying Away and Leaving the Nest

Fly away, little bird. It’s now time for you to be on your own and grow. Today is the day to leave behind all of the guilt, shame, and fear. Why? Because the future is here. Today is the day to be you. It is time to shine your true colors and step into your bright...

Fear of the New Year

Today, classes resumed and it was freezing. I decided that I needed some chai tea and naturally ended up at my favorite coffee shop. I usually pay with a debit card but today I decided to pay with cash. This coffee shop always has two tip jars out. Your tip is used to...

Your vibe is contagious.

I try not to be an advice giver but sometimes it just happens. I like to help others, and while I am usually quite the listener, sometimes I just start giving out advice. Sometimes, it's wanted and well received, and other times, not so much. Today, I am here to give...

Happy Rebirthday

I am declaring today my first rebirthday. Today also happens to be World Mental Health Day, how ironic. So, what exactly is a rebirthday? In my mind, I think of my rebirthday as the day where I woke up and started living again, so basically waking up and starting new....

Complement me, don’t complete me

Humans need other humans. We like having tribes and enjoy feeling like we belong. Belonging to someone or something can be hard when you are growing up, especially during your teenage years. Sometimes, we lose our sense of belonging. Sometimes, we feel like we never...

Storytelling

I am a story teller. I love to tell stories. I love to ramble and exaggerate; it's how I get my point across. I am a visual person, so I like to describe the scenes exactly how they happened. Sometimes, I don't feel like no one hears me. Sometimes, I don't feel like I...

Dishes Don’t Define Me

My dishes don’t define me. I used to let the number of dishes in my sink define how my day would go. I would let the dishes dictate my mood and self-worth. It may sound silly, but boy is it true. I want you to know that dishes don’t define me, and they shouldn’t...

Go with the flow or just google it.

I vividly remember spending the night at my cousin's house growing up and my aunt saying, "just go with the flow." At 9 years old I didn't understand what she had meant. Go with the flow? What does that even mean? I was such a curious little girl, and still am to be...

Progress over Perfection

At 20-years-old it finally hit me that life isn't meant to be perfect. Life is intended to be enjoyable. Life should be settled into, loved, and appreciated. If one is always worrying about the fine print and meticulous details, it is inevitable that you will miss...

The Chaos of Clutter

I am the Queen of Clutter. I am trying to change my ways, but damn, is it challenging! Clutter pisses me off. It fogs my mind and mimics the feelings I would get when I was severely depressed. I have no doubt in my mind that the clutter was a contributing factor in my...

You can have your cake and eat it too.

I eat cake whenever I want. If you don't believe me, ask my sister. I love sweets and I always will. Let me start off by saying that this is not a post about dieting. It isn't even a post about cake. I do love cake, though. This is about loving your body for what it...

GPA isn’t forever.

Contrary to popular belief, GPA isn't forever. Grade point average is just another number. It was so easy for me to define myself by numbers, GPA being one of them. One of Cosmo's recent articles, "11 Numbers That Don't Define You" opened my eyes and shed new light on...

Attitude of gratitude.

A year ago today, I flew across the country in hopes of changing my life. Last March, I started reinventing my life in Tucson, AZ for thirty days. I have made countless strides in the past year, but this post isn't about me. This post is to thank the special people...

Happy looks better on me.

Happy looks better on me. It really does.Several months ago, I started doing something every day that made me happy. It was a lot of trial and error. When I made the excuse that I didn’t have time, I made time. From my experiences, self-care is vital to my health and...

Your Story

Let yourself feel the hurt, the pain, and the misery. Walk straight into the storm instead of running away as fast as you can. I know it is scary, but you will find the power and strength. Power and strength that you never thought you had before. Breathe the pain in...

My Story

The story of my mental illness journey started 5-6 years ago when I was a freshman in high school. From the immense amount of pressure I put on myself, to troubles with friends, I found myself suffering from crippling anxiety at only 15. I was diagnosed with...