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Impulse Buyer

I have to make a confession which I feel is one of the first steps toward recovery. I am an impulse buyer. I buy things on a whim. I buy things based on emotions. I buy things just to buy them. It becomes especially troublesome with Amazon prime. It's like Christmas every two days. At… Continue reading Impulse Buyer

Thoughts

Notre Dame Donations

It is sad to see that a historical landmark like Notre Dame has been damaged and ravaged by fire. The cathedral has stood for hundreds of years, inspired countless artists, and stories like The Hunchback of Notre Dame. While the bell towers were saved, the roof and spire toppled and crumbled down. Many entities are… Continue reading Notre Dame Donations

Health & Science, Thoughts

Braces vs. Invisalign

Through the twisted hands of fate, I ended up having to use both braces and Invisalign in my lifetime. I had braces as a kid and the aligners as an adult. Why both you ask? Because I got the braces before my wisdom teeth grew in. So yes my teeth got straightened, but it all came… Continue reading Braces vs. Invisalign

Thoughts

A Childish Gambino Film: Guava Island

"Guava Island" is a unique narrative by Childish Gambino that seems like a mix between legend, fairytale, movie and musical. It centers around a couple and their struggle to survive and thrive. The film starts with an origin story in which seven Gods created what they termed as the 'dueling truths' love and war. They then… Continue reading A Childish Gambino Film: Guava Island

Advice, Relationships

Basics In Dating

There are some universal things that I feel both parties in a relationship must bring to the table for a relationship to truly flourish and last. These basics center on the ability to care for yourself. It is crucial you know how to do so before trying to shirk the responsibility onto your partner. It isn't… Continue reading Basics In Dating

Thoughts

Letters

Before the advent of technology through telephones, cell phones, and smartphones, communication was relegated to letters. Not just the basic letters we send through the mail in the bland white envelopes or the ones we used to fold up to pass in class on wide ruled sheets of paper. I'm talking about the letters that… Continue reading Letters

Thoughts

Family: A Big Part of My Culture

I am multiracial so the house I grew up in was influenced by more than one culture. My Mexican culture placed a high emphasis on family. The family is considered the foundation when it comes to life. Your family is expected to support and always be there for you. In turn, it is your duty… Continue reading Family: A Big Part of My Culture

Advice, Relationships

I Don’t Want To Be Your Everything

In relationships, we often consider it to be romantic when someone considers you their everything. We think, I mean so much to them, I feel important. Which can feel great initially but become taxing and draining as time goes on. When you are everything to someone, you have so many roles to play. Some of… Continue reading I Don’t Want To Be Your Everything

Advice, Relationships

He Isn’t A Project

For a vast majority of women, we tend to view the men in our lives like projects. On the one hand it is understandable because of our innate creative capacity. I mean, we have the power to create and bring forth life! However, when it comes to the men we are dating we need to… Continue reading He Isn’t A Project

Relationships

Old Things

Some months ago my mom was cleaning out rooms in our house and she came across a box where I kept all the things from my most heartbreaking relationship. I just happened to come in when she discovered it. My mother was ranting from the other room, "We have to clean out a lot of… Continue reading Old Things