Thoughts on relationships & defending yourself

Thoughts on relationships & defending yourself

Today, I'm drinking a chai tea latte, very frothy! My mom would always tell my siblings and me not to date in high school, and she certainly had a point. Dating at such a young age, before you reach adulthood, is honestly dangerous. The whole "high school romance" thing is seriously over-romanticized. Not only are [...]

Peppermint tea ~ I strive to be the fool! I strive to be the VALOR!

Peppermint tea ~ I strive to be the fool! I strive to be the VALOR!

Good morning everyone, and happy Tuesday. Today I'm drinking peppermint tea. Although Christmas is over, it still tastes great for the wintertime. We are coming into the new year now. One of my personal goals last year was to open up more, and I really feel like I have. I've learned that I end up [...]

Top 10 Controversial Lana Del Rey songs

Top 10 Controversial Lana Del Rey songs

Lana Del Rey has been scorned by the critics over the years as controversial. She has been accused of glamorizing pain and romanticizing abuse. They say she feminizes herself too much, while applauding the strong male archetype that our society has now labeled as "toxic masculinity." Critics claim she is not progressive enough, steering away [...]

The Fear of Anger

The fear of anger is more destructive than anger itself... We get so worried about angering others, or letting others make us angry. But that's silly, because anger is just one of the many emotions we experience on a daily basis -- like sadness, happiness, excitement, anxiety, dread, hope, etc. What's worse than becoming angry [...]

Trust & boundaries

Why do we trust the wrong people and distrust the right ones? Why do we put boundaries against those who care, and let down our walls for those who don't? Why is a teenager more likely to follow what a celebrity endorses while calling their best friend a backstabber? Why do well-educated adults trust everything [...]

DESPERATION

DESPERATION

Desperation can be a good thing. I used to be so worried about "bothering people." It was my greatest fear. I never want to make things difficult for others, or come across as annoying. I used to think it was one of the worst things in the world, to come across as desperate. But I've [...]

Ladies, let go

Ladies, let go

The problem with girls is that we can be brats. We don't want to work for anything and feel like the world owes us something. As little girls, we are catered to and adored because of childlike cuteness, and we learn to rely on this. Then we turn into princesses and we expect perfection not [...]

RISE UP! (a vent)

RISE UP! (a vent)

I feel like nobody takes anything or anyone seriously. Everything is just a joke. Don't get me wrong because I think it's important to have a big sense of humor and don't take things personally… But I feel like no one really thinks about how fragile life is and how precious every single day is. [...]