Before I get started, however, I want to dedicate this post to someone I've never met before but who has nevertheless changed my life forever. I want to honor the memory of Lee MacMillan, a "van life" social media influencer whose travel vlogs I've watched for years. She actually ended up moving to Santa Barbara, … Continue reading mental health awareness month challenge
I've somehow found myself in the very fortunate position of being someone to whom people reach out for advice every once in a while, and I want to take on that role as humbly and responsibly as possible. I've received a great deal of anonymous comments from readers, ranging from the kindest thanks to the … Continue reading please seek professional help if you are hurting (or maybe if you’re not)
So I know this may seem awkward to publicly write about or to willingly draw attention to , but it’s another topic that I think could do some people a lot of good if it were destigmatized. Is that a word? I hope so. Anyway, I suddenly and unexpectedly had to learn at 22 that … Continue reading some very random skincare tips from an adult acne pro
Just what’s been working for me lately! Wishful’s Honey Balm moisturizer and Youth to the People’s Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask. You can get them at Sephora and at their respective websites online. P.S. I’m aware I should learn to angle myself in a more flattering way.
Holy moly I'm 24! What?? That's hard for me to fathom. This is the age a younger me would have dreamed to be engaged. I would not have ever thought I'd be in undergrad still, but hey, I actually like myself these days...which is pretty cool. I'm lucky to go to bed proud of myself … Continue reading 12 things i’ve learned and 12 things i haven’t at 24
This past weekend I recorded a podcast with my friend Lee Carl (if you want to go check it out, it's the post below this one), and he asked me a question that had never actually been directly posed to me. Right in the middle of conversation, he looked me in the eyes and asked, … Continue reading am i misunderstood or just a crazy b-word?
*Disclaimer: I'm going to say a bunch of stuff in this post that sounds like a feminist rant against the tyranny of men. I don't hate men at all or hold them in general to be responsible for the societal trends I mention herein. The boys I'm talking about here are the ones who have … Continue reading don’t let boys be mean to you: a rant on f*%kboys and how I’ve dealt with them
This is a topic I’ve been wanting to speak on since I began to feel the weight of it at the age of fourteen. It’s not easy to talk about, but I know how alone and out-of-place I felt at times in high school. I wish I had known someone from this community who wasn’t … Continue reading how I survived high school with a bad reputation
Set a routine and hold yourself to it. This is something I am so terrible at that I have never done it for more than a few months at a time, but when I do I feel such a big difference in my stability. Staying sane is the hardest fight in the world, and it … Continue reading ways to keep yourself out of the psych ward during all this pandemic craziness
I actually wrote this in October to post on Facebook, so, if another human is actually caring or curious enough to open this blog, you may have already read this one. It includes excerpts from some of my more hard-hitting ramblings about mental health that can be found in other entries further down this rabbit … Continue reading being okay with falling behind