Episode 21: What’s Wrong With Me?

hometown

Another vlog, another day in paradise. Today’s vlog is a lot of me, me, me, but being without my significant other makes me turn into a boring lady. Talking to herself on the camera. It’s not as fun. On the plus, side, I babble a lot and make some fun mistakes. A lot of people ask me why I normally speak english in my vlogs. Sometimes some Portuguese sneaks in. But...

How to Change Your Life With One Simple Decision

how to change your life

There’s a constant battle inside me that often ponders about if I’m doing the right thing or not. A week or so ago, I texted my husband saying I was not feeling myself. Contrary to what Beyonce and Nicki Minaj sing, I’ve been struggling deeply inside. It may not seem like it, and I never let it show, but it’s been getting to me. Granted, since I came home, I...

Let Summer 2017 Begin

As this is posted, I’ll be on a plane heading back home. I can’t tell you how excited I am and how I wanted to immediately share the news with everyone. But as it turns out, I felt overwhelmed with the information and it took me a couple of days to settle down. We found out Monday night that our authorizations to travel and work arrived. I want to throughly explain...

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...

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...

Best Ways to Fight Stress – Or at Least Reduce It

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Stress is one of the main components of modern society. We take serious efforts into reducing, avoiding or getting rid of it. Especially if you’re a normally anxious person. I don’t have a prescribed solution, but there are a few simple things I try on a daily basis to fight stress. You guys know this by now. But to fight stress, exercise is key. Not only it helps you feel...

4 Healthy Ways to Start the Day

One of the things I cherish the most is waking up early. Which has been impossible lately. I’m an early riser and always have been. But my body goes through several different phases where it just seems impossible. What’s up with that? I have a serious routine when I wake up, but can’t seem to get excited or motivated about it. I always thought I was on the right track...

One Month Experiencing Blue Apron

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This post is not sponsored nor in collaboration with Blue Apron. Roughly a month ago, a friend of mine offered us a free week of Blue Apron. For those out of the loop, pretty much like I was, Blue Apron is a food and meal delivery service to your home. You can pick up to 3 meals per week to be delivered on a designated day to your choosing. The ingredients...

How My Health Habits Are Improving My Life

improving my life

In the past few weeks I’ve been disclosing a few things here and there that are helping me improve my life. And even did a whole week dedicated to it – see the end of the post for reference. January was sort of a lazy month. At every new year’s beginning, I think to myself that I can just relax and do things at a certain pace. And it wasn’t until...