So much has changed in my life since I started writing this blog and it has made me hesitant to write much over the last year. While some things haven't changed, I am different. I am not going to live abroad any time soon. I am not a student anymore. I'm not currently pursuing work … Continue reading Blogging for Sanity Part II
Just over a week ago my job sent us home. No work, no traveling, and no gatherings for at least a month. At first I thought, okay I'm going to be optimistic and get all of these things done at home that I haven't had enough time for. I'm going to work on art every … Continue reading Quarantine Week 1: Lessons Learned
It is the New Year and everyone is getting their New Year's Resolutions ready. I have personally always had very long lists of things I want to do and how I want to change. Goals are good and change can be good, but this year I think that more than anything I want to be … Continue reading New Year, Good Enough Me
It is pretty natural to find the worst in yourself- but we don't have to let those feelings take over. The minute that we say those words out loud we are treating it as fact and inviting negativity, shame, and a lack of confidence into our lives. Speaking badly about my own body has: Lowered … Continue reading Body Confidence: Eliminate Degrading Self-Talk
For those of you who don't know, Weight Watchers has come out with a new program called Kurbo where children as young as 8 years old can download the app and start a weight-loss program. Obviously everyone will have their own opinion about this, and that's okay. But I just thought that I would share … Continue reading Weight Watching Children: My Experience
Over the past few years I have learned a lot of different things about myself. Therapy has helped me to accept and love many of the attributes that I have, but it has also helped me to see the things that I need to work on. One of the biggest things that I have struggled … Continue reading Life Lesson #1: You can never make everyone happy.
Sifa was so supportive when I was first considering my internship in Puerto Rico. He has always wanted me to reach my goals and get the education that I want. He did, however, worry about my mental health while I was there. I worried about it too. I have learned that Sifa really likes me … Continue reading Taking Care of my Plants (& Myself)