Why We Are Allowed to Feel Sad

feel sad

I’m normally a person who easily expresses herself through writing. I’m terrible at confrontation, I hate it, and most of all, talking about my feelings. I developed sort of an ironic sense, towards talking about my feelings. Especially because they were often dismissed or people were telling me I was acting out. But lately, I found out that people should never dismiss what you’re feeling. You’re the only one who can...

Being a Real Person In An Overly Edited Society

being a real person in an overly edited society

I realized, as I was writing this title, that I too, fall in this category. I edit my photos – mainly brightness, contrast, highlights and one or two pimples – to none of anyone’s surprise. But I try to keep it as real as possible. Wrinkles included. If I’m not feeling as insecure, I leave it as is. We all get caught up in the thousands of apps and software...

Pride Yourself

pride yourself

As I relax and listen to the good ol’ Bob Dylan, I ponder about this month’s theme: pride. I’m not going to pretend to understand the struggles through which the members of the LGBTQ community go through. But I certainly empathize with it. I cannot imagine having to take on the world just because you’re being you. I feel like this month – now coming to an end – represents way...

About the Person Who Changes Your Life

person who changes your life

Watching re-runs of Sex and the City makes a gal wonder. How Carrie Bradshaw of me. There are a few episodes, back in the day, where they talk about girls who change men, and vice-versa. I often think about this. As you get older, you realize that everyone can be a diamond in the rough. We spend most of our teenage, and early adult years, wandering around and trying to...

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me, And…

20 things you might not know about me

That is absolutely correct! There’s a celebration going on throughout this day, week and month. I Life You turns 3! My baby can already talk, walk, stand straight and even curse sometimes. I don’t want to elongate myself on how proud I am to have been doing this for the past 3 years, even though recently it’s a bit on the quiet side. I’m working hard on bringing you the...

Nothing Like I’ve Ever Done Before

nothing like I've ever done before

If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve seen a change in scenery and palette. After months of debating if I was coming home for my mother’s 60th birthday, on the last possible day, I decided to come. I crossed the idea off my mind for some time. It was a subject of great sadness to be missing another key moment in my family’s array. Her birthday was this past...

The First Monday In May

first Monday in May

I had this totally different post planned for today. It’s been a two-week long coming and I don’t know how to put my thoughts eloquently enough. It’s been a hard past few months and this weekend I was hit with something I wasn’t expecting. Something that makes you question how big your problems are, compared. But let’s start from the beginning. The first few months of a new year are always...

21 Things People Never Tell You

21 things people never tell you

I’ve been sitting on this post for a very long time. Mainly because I wanted to figure out exactly what to write out of my experience. And thought it would be a great self-realization exercise. Life can be so random, and there is so much people don’t tell you. Supposedly the beauty lies in figuring all out as we go. But aren’t you tired of just hearing over and over that time goes...

Facing Yours and Your Friend’s Life Changes

life changes

A friend’s wedding, July 2015. When you’re a teenager, most of your concerns go towards school, social acceptance or where to party next. I’m always raving about when I lived in my hometown and how amazing those days were. And, at the time, you aren’t, necessarily considering your future. You make assumptions that you want to grow up, do this and that. But by the time you reach the point of...

3 Years of Marriage, What’s Next?

3 years of marriage

As I’m writing you this, I’m literally staring out the snowy window, gazing at Stella. I usually leave these posts to the last minute because they have to be heart felt, in the moment, sincere. Today, we are celebrating 3 years of marriage – which walk hand in hand with 3 years of blogging and moving to New York City. In total, me and M are going on 7 years,...