I’ve been holding off on writing this blog post for a few months now. Why? Mostly out of fear; fear of being open and vulnerable. But, my life journey calls for me to live truthfully and do things that make me uncomfortable. So, here it is!
About four months ago, I was laying wide awake at 1 a.m. while my boyfriend slept soundly. I counted a bunch of sheep, and it didn’t work, so I turned to my trusty companion: Reddit. If you’re not familiar with Reddit, it is fascinating. This site is like all of the bad things and all of the good things about the Internet in one place. It melts my heart to browse the “good” communities, where the kindest people go to show the world some love.Read More
Guys. October has been one hell of a month so far – and not in a stellar way.
From the tragedies in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas, to the itty-bitty-shitties that life has thrown my way… I have found myself completely baffled by everything and feeling sort of out of control.Read More
Hello, my name is Stephanie, and I’m a people pleaser. I have a hard time saying “no” to unwanted commitments because I’m incredibly afraid of upsetting people or even worse – *gasp* – having them think I’m a bitch.Read More
A few weeks ago, I tried to sum up my bicultural experience on this blog. TL;DR – it’s tough to identify as Hispanic and American at the same time. It’s especially tough when you don’t look or sound like the media’s stereotypical portrayal of Hispanic. I look nothing like J.Lo, and I definitely do not sound “exotic” [eyeroll] 🙄 like Salma Hayek.
Well, I recently came across a real-life example of this experience … and because I am a true millennial who loves to overshare, I’m gonna give you guys the deets.Read More
Last month, I experienced one of the proudest moments ever as I watched my niece Ashley graduate from university. [She’s only seven years younger than I am, so we’re close – almost more like sisters than aunt|niece.]
The most touchingmoment of the entire weekend was when Ash delivered her speech as the selected student speaker for the school’s multicultural graduation (also known as Kushinda or Ritos de Pasaje). Homegirl stood up there, spoke like a boss, and absolutely crushed it.Read More