Growing up, I always had options: in elementary school, I could choose between taking karate, dance, or music lessons. In middle school, if I needed a new top for the critical first-day-of-school outfit, Target or Marshall’s was always just a 10-minute car ride away. In high school, I got to choose between a couple of … More Abundance vs. Scarcity
The clip above is an often referenced phrase that I picked up while attending business school during my undergrad. As a sales technique–and life technique–I’d say it is pretty solid. It’s short, it’s catchy, and surely you can’t forget your ABCs once you know it 😂 Alright, so back to this blog post. Living on the … More ABC: Always Be Celebrating
Well, hello! It’s May, which in the U.S. of A, means it’s Mental Health Awareness Month. As someone who is quite human, and thus, has and/or will struggle with depression at some point, I thought I’d share a nugget or two of my experiences. **Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. My nuggets of advice … More Removing the Stigma
The very first host family I lived with since being in Timor was located in a subsistence farming community in the mountains. Being that the electricity regularly goes out (hello, candlelit dinner, reading, going to the outhouse…) cooking here is done in a very traditional manner, with a few modern twists. That said, my first … More Kitchen Innovations For the Lackluster Apartment
Hey y’all. I totally played ya- this is not a post about Avengers: Infinity War. At all. Even though I did go watch it and did get my emotions played with like everyone else. Wow, Marvel. Wow. Chris Hemsworth, my husband, still keepin it tight. 👌🏾 Anyway this is a post about defensiveness. Going further and … More S.H.I.E.L.D.s Up!
Hey everyone! Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more posts about the amount of waste we produce and how bad it can impact the environment. I’ve probably been seeing more of them lately because Earth Day wasn’t that long ago. These posts got me thinking though that there really needs to be more … More 5 Ways To Reduce Waste
It is on days when you start to feel a bit too mundane that one ought to turn their mundane experiences into something humorous, and much more interesting than it really is. This is a short prose on what it is like to do laundry here in Timor. Enjoy! It was only an hour after … More Laundry Day, In Prose
*Spoiler alert* I’m talking to you. About your attitude towards you. We all have our slower days, or slower weeks, where it seems we’re making little to no progress in the path towards our goals. I’ono about you, but my slow days happen to coincide with my period weeks. Gatdamn, that dreaded Day Two. This … More Why You Never Say ‘Congratulations’?
¡Hola, mi gente! I’ve been getting in these moods lately where I feel terrible about myself and where I am in life. I make a mistake and all of a sudden, I think I’m a terrible person/daughter/friend, my goals are shit, and I’m not as together as I think I am. To be fair, … More Lessons in Bad-Assery
Dear Beauty Lover, As you may know, the Sephora VIB sale is coming up soon. The Sephora VIB sale is a twice yearly sale on Sephora items that seldom go on sale. In other words, it’s an excuse to spend money at Sephora. In the fall the sale is usually for 20% for VIB & … More Sephora VIB Sale Recommendations