Letting the Good Vibes Flow

I feel like I completely fell off the face of the planet the past 6 weeks. I kind of did. It felt like I didn’t have a second to stop. School, work, doctors, trying to have a social life, eating food, washing my hair….you know, all the things. Life. Then last week, it all crumbled and came together at the exact same time. I was at maximum stress levels and felt like a crazy person. I came down with a dreadful cold, had all of my midterms smushed together in a week,  wasn’t getting more than about 4 hours of…

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The Drugstore Makeup Quick Start Guide

It has recently come to my attention that a lot of women are intimidated by makeup. I think I take it for granted because I’ve been completely obsessed with makeup for as long as I can remember. The drugstore makeup aisle was my toy store as a child, and now that I’m older, Sephora is my candy store. I’ve tried so many products over the years that not much seems unfamiliar to me. I know what I like and what I don’t, and shopping for makeup is a breeze. Lately a lot of my friends and family have been asking me for…

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The Problem with Dependence

I want to talk about something that has been bothering me a lot recently. Dependence.  I consider myself to be an extremely independent person. I’ve been independent for as long as I can remember. To this day, my mother admittedly resents me for pushing her away on my first day of preschool, proudly stating I didn’t want her walking me into school. I could do it myself. In the past few months, I have been working on my independence (which is often intertwined with stubbornness), though, because I’ve realized that being 100% independent all of the time is not always…

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The Disneyland Series: DLAND 101

Disneyland is my place. My favorite place. I’m kind of obsessed with it, and I’ve been obsessed for as long as I can remember. I’ve wanted to write a post about Disneyland for a long time, but I get overwhelmed with all of the things I want to say. So I’ve decided I’ll probably turn this into a little series and break up the information. Since I love traditions and I’m definitely a creature of habit, I have a certain method of “doing” Disneyland, and it’s what I do every time. There are steps. A strict regimen. My way is not…

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How to Eat Healthy in the Dorms

I caught an article the other day about how to eat healthy as a college student, and some of the recommendations the author suggested were somewhat unrealistic or just not actually even healthy. Sooo I decided I definitely needed to write a post about it because I had major struggles with the eating situation when I was in the dorms, but I did figure out how to survive. I started having major health problems during my last quarter living in my dorm room and was put on a restricted diet during that time, which made it even more difficult to find things to…

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