A Love Lost in Translation

As I touched on in a previous post, I do believe that how you do one thing is how you do everything.  How you communicate is how you love. Most can easily recite Gary Chapman’s five love languages as words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. But what does…

“The baby’s heart rate is down.”

This post on my 12-hour labor and delivery serves as a follow-up to my post, My doctor recommended I abort at 8 weeks. If you haven’t read it, I suggest you start there.  For those of you ready to continue, I suppose it’s best we begin with my first encounter with Dr. Gloria Martin. I…

Celebrating 6 Years

My blog turned 6 today. Considering all the domain changes, theme makeovers, topic shifts, and periods of inconsistency, I’m just grateful that for whatever reason, I decided to maintain this space. Over the past 6 years, several worthwhile friendships and fun brand partnerships materialized from this space, and for that I’m grateful. I suppose I…

My doctor recommended I abort at 8 weeks.

I think I was somewhere around 8 weeks along when my then doctor — in so many words — recommended I terminate my pregnancy.  When I walked into his office for the first time, I had a 17-cm fibroid tumor in my womb and a history of miscarriages. He ran down a grocery list of…

With these thoughts I wrestle.

How you do one thing is how you do everything. I heard someone say that, many moons ago, and every so often life will present me with evidence to support that notion. Let me explain. When I redecorate a space, I remove everything from its original place, put it all in a large centralized pile,…

Saved by Matcha at Coffee Religion

Good morning lovelies, A few days ago I spent my lunch break at Coffee Religion, a cute café down the street from my apartment. I’ve been wanting to check it out since they opened in 2019. I was greeted first by a sanitizing station and then a nice barista who walked me through the menu…

Expression over algorithms.

1-11. What a wonderful date to take it all in and appreciate this gift called the present. I can barely recognize my own life right now, but I mean that in all the best ways. I’m a new mother to a beautiful baby girl. I live in an exciting city that almost never sleeps (things…

In 2021, I believe in magic.

Happy 2021! I spent the better part of my Christmas vacation streaming cheesy holiday films with my mom and newborn daughter (more on that life-changing event soon). Some were good. Some were so cringey that I felt physical pain trying to make it to the end. But in almost every movie, the overarching theme seemed…

Diversity in Beauty — Inclusivity vs Entitlement

When you walk into an Italian restaurant, you expect to see a menu of Italian dishes. It wouldn’t frustrate you if the restaurant didn’t serve Vietnamese cuisine or Cuban pastries, because you expect Italian food at an Italian restaurant. When it comes to the food industry, specialties are accepted and expected. But something very different…

Catching a Vibe at Vesta Coffee Roasters

Happy Sunday, friends. Welcome to the second month of 2020! I hope January treated you kindly. I e-bumped into so many people on Instagram complaining about how long the month was for them, but that wasn’t my experience at all. I solidified my content plan for the year, bought a new couch for my place,…