If I were to tell you an anxiety episode I had at the beginning of the year was one of the reasons I decided to purchase a house, I imagine your reaction would be akin to a few popular gifs, many of which I most certainly have used myself. You may even question my sanity. But, before you do, read the rest of this post.Read More
While promoting her new film, “Booksmart” at the Bumble SXSW Hive last month, director Olivia Wilde said something brilliant. Even as I sit here now typing her quote for you to read, I can feel the tug at my heartstrings. Not only because I have been on the receiving end of similar criticisms. Not only because I have jumped to similar judgments of my fellow women.
But largely because I have definitely done it to myself.Read More
In the age of social media, comparison – particularly when it comes to appearance or beauty standards – is a constant issue. Instagramers look bloody perfect. Highlight is popping, brows are amazing, holy contour. Hey, I edit my photos, too. And there are previous posts where I know full well now that I overdid it and look like an alien.
But let’s talk about lips.
Really. That’s what I want to talk about.
I have a point, I promise.Read More
For those of you who are new to my blog or who have just recently started following me on social media, you may not be aware of my struggles with perfectionism (you can ready my blog post on that by clicking HERE), depression, and anxiety. I want to start this post by saying that I am far better than I used to be so for anyone battling similar issues, it is possible to heal, albeit slowly. I also want you to know that it is perfectly normal to encounter some relapses or flare-ups as you do. I experienced one myself just last week – and am still feeling its effects.Read More
Last year, I spent New Year’s Eve sat in the Emergency Room with my mom as she was hooked up to IVs with no food in either of our stomachs all day. This wasn’t how I had imagined ringing in 2018.Read More
The University of Hawai’i was my first choice school. It was the only college outside of the Marianas that had Chamorro language courses, it offered multiple majors I was interested, and with the Western Undergraduate Exchange at the time, I wouldn’t cost as much as some other “out of state” schools might have. I have family members that live on Oahu and really, who wouldn’t want to go to school in paradise if they could?Read More