It’s impossible to be 100% confident and secure in yourself 100% of the time. And this week, I hit a few bumps on my continuous journey of self love. Up until about four or five years ago, I had very little self esteem and zero self worth. The last five years have been a rollercoaster… Continue reading Self Love: Under Construction
Sugar coating my story may make it more comfortable to read and digest, but then what point would there be in sharing it? Like many girls, I grew up in a home that idealized the "model" body and so perpetuated that as what was beautiful. This meant that from a very young age, when I… Continue reading Embracing The Journey
This spring break I'll be visiting my sisters in southern California. It goes without saying that I'm really excited to see my three sisters. So why am I also dreading this family reunion?I'm anxious mainly because I know we will be judging each other. Whether we like it or not, we have always been competitive to… Continue reading Spring Break Anxieties
My mother asked me a question recently that I conveniently ignored. However, it's been weighing on my mind for quite some days now. She asked me why my sisters are straying from our beliefs and faith so much. She asked it as if she had no idea where she went wrong. In my mind, I… Continue reading A Letter To My Mom & I Hope She Doesn’t Read It.
It's in my nature to want everyone to be happy with me. Which makes no sense when my career is teaching. I will never be able to make everyone happy. If I'm pushing my students to a point they feel is beyond them, because I believe in them, they'll hate me for it at that… Continue reading It’s In My Nature
Every gymrat-wannabe's thoughts and struggles when getting ready to go to the gym.
I don't regret things. Or at least I'm trying not to. I'd rather learn from my mistakes instead of look back and say "I wish such and such never happened" or "I wish I never did such and such" or "I wish I didn't accept such and such". I used to resent the choices my… Continue reading Regret Me Not
It's come to my attention (over the last three years) from someone who is as close to me as close can be (ehm) that when I listen during a conversation I don't actually listen. He loves to talk in complex and lengthy monologues with endless analogies. The king of analogies. I usually get what he's… Continue reading To Listen or Nah?
It's that day every female despises. You wake up not in the best of moods, take a shower, and start getting dressed. After you discard your 5th outfit (yes, you've already tried on five- and two pairs of jeans won't even fit past your thighs) your mind begins to whisper evil things to you. It… Continue reading Free: Self Depreciation- Needs To Go ASAP!