The myth of the “laid-back” girl

For my almost my entire dating life, I’ve taken pride in being the “laid-back girl.” Don’t talk to me for a couple days? That’s fine. Hanging out with a girl I don’t know? Totally cool. I’m madly in love with you but I’m not going to say anything because I just “go with the flow” Everything’s […]

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Learning in Love

I’ve been seeing this sentiment floating around on social media phrased in one way or another. It bothers me because being with someone is a learning experience. When you decide to be in a relationship with someone it is important to acknowledge that you two may have different ideas of what love is and how […]

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Ready for October

It’s been a long time since I blogged. Like reeeeally blogged. Since moving home from London, I’ve been struggling with balance. Finishing up my thesis, working, and settling back into my role as a contributing member of my family has been my main priorities. All of this has caused me to put things that are […]

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Running from the Present

I have a problem being in the moment. I may be here physically but mentally I’m somewhere else. I’ve always been like this; a daydreamer, a reflector. But I see that it’s starting to get in the way of my growth as a person. My mom calls me a “planner.” I have to critically think […]

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Natural Hair and Self-Love.

It’s been a little over one year since I cut all my permed hair off! Not because I was passionate about the #NaturalHairMovement but because perms sucked. And between living in the middle of nowhere in college, and all the stress I was going through my hair just couldn’t deal. After I cut my hair […]

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Fairwell London

In a couple days I will go back to my life as a citizen of the USA. (sigh.) Whenever I mention that to someone back home one of the questions they ask is “How has London changed you?” I’ve been thinking about this question since April and I’ve finally come up with my answer. It […]

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A weekend in Dubrovnik!

I spent last weekend in Dubrovnik, Croatia and it was amazing! I felt like I was attached to my phone and my laptop so I used the trip as an opportunity to unplug. Between the beaches, good food, and all the steps we walked, the trip was an amazing opportunity to clear my mind and […]

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