As we enter the third month of quarantine, it’s beginning to feel r-e-a-l. I’ve tried to use this time to be productive, do things that make me feel useful, and work on my own health. I’ve been slowly forming some healthy habits (mental and physical) that I wanted to share with you all today.
These are weird, unprecedented times — so much so, that we’re often reminded of the fact that we’re currently living through a future high school history book chapter. With social distancing being one of the top trending phrases on the internet, stores lacking any toilet paper, and misdemeanors being handed out to those who leave… Read More things i’ve been doing to stay sane during quarantine
My first trip to New York City was a religious one. I’ve always been drawn to New York — I don’t know if it was my love for ballet and theatre or a natural desire for chaos, but I’ve always felt one with New York, like I know it, even though I’d never been before… Read More one girl, one city, six hours
Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Ever since I was little, I remember getting giddy about trading Valentine’s cards in class and receiving little heart-shaped boxes of chocolate from my parents (maybe I just like to be spoiled but, hey, what’s the harm in that?). As I’ve gotten older, the meaning… Read More valentine’s past: a reflection on my best (+ worst) vdays
The last ten years have been massively transforming for me, and I know I’m not alone. A lot can change in ten years, especially when you’re finishing off the decade in your early-to-mid twenties. At 22, the last ten years of my life were illustrated by constant change: becoming a teenager, graduating into adulthood —… Read More a decade of change
Having anxiety is like a whole other mind-fuck that decides to creep up on you whenever, wherever. With my return to school, and everything else going on in my life, I’ve been experiencing this more often and it’s been seriously affecting me. I’m so, so happy, but there are times when my mind begins to… Read More living with anxiety
The last year and a half has been a personal picnic in hell for me. I’ve often described it as both the worst and the best time of my life. The worst because I’ve suffered from a lot of gut-punches thrown at me by life and the best because I’ve had to learn how to… Read More i’m finally myself again
When they say it’s hard to go back to school, they mean it. I always took this lightly when I was told this by the adults in my life because, well, at the time, I was still enrolled in school and thought little of having to find the motivation to go back. But then I… Read More i’m going back to school
Last night, I spent a few hours catching up with a friend of mine. She and her husband now have an adorable 13-day-old little baby girl who joined us for what I deemed a “girls’ night” featuring hibachi chicken and The Ted Bundy Tapes. It was accompanied by some deep conversations that stretched from our… Read More on: no longer giving a sh!t
Hi, it’s me again. I know I said I’d stay away and I still plan to stay away for undetermined amounts of time, but I’m here again on a self (re)discovery mission that included re-branding this blog in anticipation for my new self.