Frustration Nation and Feeling Stuck

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend of mine – one who is also experiencing the throes of graduate life. The conversation led to how frustrated we both are because of an overwhelming feeling that we are stuck. I feel stuck at home. I don’t have enough money to live on my own…

A LITTLE LIFE, A Not-So-Little Book

***WARNING. SOME SPOILERS AHEAD.*** Right off the bat, I’m going to say that this book should come with a trigger warning. We’re talking dark stuff. So if you have problems with the subjects of child molestation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, or self-harm, by all means stay away from this book. To those still reading, I…

A Beauty Vlogger Made Me Do It

This is a desperate cry for help. I wake up earlier now. I wake up earlier because I have to put on makeup. I have to put on makeup because all of the sudden I notice my skin’s redness, how sparse my eyebrows are, that my eyelashes are too light to be seen. I used…

What It Was Like to See My Best Friend Get Married

On the same day my parents celebrated their 28-year anniversary, my best friend got married. In 28 years, my best friend and her husband will also celebrate their 28-year anniversary. I haven’t even been on the planet that long, so it’s a bit difficult to wrap my mind around. I’ve had the privilege of knowing…

Introvert or Extrovert, Pick Up QUIET by Susan Cain

Every now and then a book comes along that just gets me. I first heard about Susan Cain when a friend of mine posted her Ted Talk on her timeline. The title alone intrigued me – “The Power of Introverts.” I thought, “That’s me. I’m an introvert.” I didn’t feel very powerful at the time – I…