#NIADIARIES VOL 6. – “DO NOTHING WITHOUT INTENTION.”

Scrolling through the most popular images on any "self care" hashtag, I'm bombarded with the same eye-rollingly repetitive imagery including: -  Open-ended, fortune cookie-esque inspirational quotes like "You can't pour from an empty cup." or "My imperfections make me beautiful." - Super skinny white girls in front of tropical, beachy, etc. backgrounds looking like they've never felt any pain in...

2019 / HAPPY NEW YEAR BABE

2018 was a year of ups, downs, lefts, rights, and everything in between. I learned a lot about my true essence of self and what I actually want out of life. 2019 will be the year where I reach for the stars and make things happen. I have goals; I have ambitions; I have passion. In 2018, I spent a lot of time being paralyzed by procrastination and fear of failure. Those factors made it hard to do...

The Most Important Thing I Learned in my 22nd Year

As you might not have known, I recently turned 23 on August 8th. 23 is one of those ages that lingers in the spaces of time. It's not really a milestone. There's not any exuberant happiness (or sadness) that comes with that age. It just, kind of, happens. It's been almost two weeks since my birthday and I don't think that I've sunk my feet into that age yet. I just changed the age on my Facebook...

the 22nd chapter a.k.a happy birthday to me

I just turned 22 on August 8th. (Cue a smash-up of Stevie Wonder's Happy Birthday and 2 Chainz' Birthday Song) 22 is quite the awkward age. You've spent enough time in adulthood that people mistakingly think you have your life together. They ask questions like: When are you getting married? When am I going to see some babies?. As if when you drunkenly reach the finish line of college you...

#niathoughts – how to attack life ft. seeking a friend for the end of the world

I often spend my nights running through the endless field of weeds (and spontaneous roses) that is Netflix. I can often be an indecisive person so something as extensive and never-ending as Netflix can be a source of anxiety for me. Even though I want to find something new, fresh, and interesting to watch I have so much to choose from that I stress myself out, and end up watching another The...