My Experience with Unfair Compensation as a Woman of Color.

In honor of Equal Pay Day, I wanted to share a personal story about a time when I was unfairly compensated for the work I was doing. I’ve contemplated sharing this for a while and didn’t want to out of fear that future employers would see this, but I’ve found that it’s important to speak my truth. This is something I’ve been wanting to share for a while—here we go: Continue reading “My Experience with Unfair Compensation as a Woman of Color.”

10 Indoor Activities to Actually Practice Social Distancing

With majority of the world on lockdown and people in self-quarantine because of COVID-19, now is the time to stay calm, wash your hands, and stay inside—keyword: inside. It’s even now being advised to keep away from national parks, as people are seeking fresh air and a change of scenery in the great outdoors, however it is not a good practice of social distancing. So, here are the social distancing activities that I’ve been doing to maintain my sanity and keep indoors. Continue reading “10 Indoor Activities to Actually Practice Social Distancing”

I Did the 1 Thing That Scared Me

They say you should do one thing every day that scares you, and if I know one thing for sure about myself it’s that I hate to be in a position where I am brand new and need to figure things out. The one particular scenario that scared me most were workout classes. I used to psych myself out with dreaded thoughts like, “What if I can’t keep up” or “What if I look dumb,” and completely refused to try out any class, until one day I had another thought: what if all of this is just in my head? Continue reading “I Did the 1 Thing That Scared Me”

What I Learned From Moving Across the Country

Hello, dear reader. First off: Happy New Year. I know it’s been a while since I have made post, but this is the reason why: I moved across the country. The second half of 2018 was just a whirlwind of good, bad, and everything in-between. It’s been a few months in this new city and I am still adjusting. A move of this magnitude is never easy for anyone. Here’s what I have learned from the last few months since being here: Continue reading “What I Learned From Moving Across the Country”

How I Consciously Stopped to Smell the Flowers This Spring

I’ve always felt that spring passed me by every year, so in an effort to be more mindful and present, I really went out of my way to observe the flowers and nature around me, and there’s no better place to do so than the New York Botanical Garden. Here are my highlights from my day trip up to the Bronx. Continue reading “How I Consciously Stopped to Smell the Flowers This Spring”

How I’ve Learned to Deal with a Bad Haircut

My journey with hair has been strange throughout my whole life, but for some reason I was cursed with bad haircuts for almost a solid two years. Tears were shed, tantrums were thrown—it hasn’t been pretty (and neither has my hair). Here, I will walk through exactly what I have done to cope and what I have learned along the way. Continue reading “How I’ve Learned to Deal with a Bad Haircut”

Falling Out of a Seasonal Funk

The transition from summer to fall has always been the hardest for me and I’ve never understood why because fall is my favorite season.

I was feeling a bit down all September, so I really tried to sit in my thoughts to figure out how I can pull myself out of this funk because mental health is important to take care of and should never be overlooked. I’m happy to report that I’m in a much better place now, thankfully. Here’s what I did differently. Continue reading “Falling Out of a Seasonal Funk”

What I Learned About Myself at Dave Chappelle’s Phone-Less Show

I was fortunate enough to be given tickets to see one of Dave Chappelle’s shows during his August residency at Radio City Music Hall. Beyond being an amazing experience and the fact that he brought together legendary names to perform alongside him, the show did something unlike other shows I’ve been to: Chappelle banned all recording devices. Continue reading “What I Learned About Myself at Dave Chappelle’s Phone-Less Show”