Posts tagged Personal
Allow Yourself to Be Many, Many Things

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.

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Let's Talk About Lips

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.

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Battling Anxiety, Bit By Bit

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.

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Why I Will Always Cheer For Hawai'i

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?

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