Body (Possibly) Positive

You look like you've lost weight! You look good. My Little says as we walk into a restaurant. I'm shocked. I've never been told that before, not in my 21 years of living. And isn't it what every girl wants to be told? Thanks! I answer. It's probably because I became lactose intolerant so I don't eat dairy …

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Ideal Day of Self Care

What does your ideal day of self care look like? A fun question to me, to be honest. Forces me to think about what Self Care really means to me. (I've been seeing a lot of varied opinions on what Self Care SHOULD be, which I try to avoid; it's not anyone else's place (or …

Uppity

My stepdad comes from a small town. Admittedly, I don't come from an enormous city--but I grew up in a sort of Little Big City Urban Sprawl Situation. It's easier to say that I'm from New Orleans before I say I'm from anywhere else. It's been a privilege in a lot of ways. I grew …

August Playlist

Something I want to try doing is a Playlist of the Month--wherein I sift through my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify through the month, and make a compilation of some Jams for y'all to listen to (should that be of interest to you). The Ultimate Bops from this playlist include: Worst in Me - Julia …

Senior Year Here I Come

Senior Year starts on Monday...kind of? See, I took two summer courses in June, and I'm currently in a two-week course. Come Monday, I will have nine additional hours under my belt from this summer alone. I've been busy, to say the least. Regardless of my endless need to Never Relax, there's something weirdly exciting …

The Lesson

I'm at an Imagine Dragons concert right now. I'm sitting outside the venue seating, like by concessions and stuff. There's a bench. Beside me is a dad, holding his earbud-wearing, iPad-watching child. It's bringing me comfort that the world exists outside my anxiety. See, I was fine. We're on the third tier of seating, front …