The Bold Type

This week I was watching a new show on Freeform called The Bold Type. According to their Facebook page, “the show reveals a glimpse into the outrageous lives and loves of those responsible for the global women’s magazine Scarlet. The rising generation of Scarlet women leans on one another as they find their own voices in a…

Bikini Body?

It’s a HOT summer here in Florida and as much as I dislike the heat and humidity, I like that I can go to the beach regularly, get a good tan, and just generally enjoy the outdoors way more than I could if it wasn’t sunny all the time. Last weekend I visited Sebastian Inlet…

The Journey To Self-Love

The journey to self-love is ongoing. It might start by learning what self-love even is. It sounds kind of vain and egocentric, doesn’t it? It sounds a little like you’re dedicating all of your love to yourself and not spreading that love to others. Really though, self-love is a lot of things! It’s making sure…

The Shame In Doing What You Love

I hate telling my friends about the things I’d like to do for the rest of my life. Mentioning my blog, my love for photography, my desire to do something just like this for a long time.. it just fills me with this feeling that they, with their dreams of being doctors and dentists, they…

What Can WE Do

It seems like every time I turn on the news or read the newspaper or even hop on social media, I’m alerted of some new tragedy. I’m alerted that some crisis is going on in my country or my state or my city and a lot of the times I feel so helpless. What can…

do you make art

I was sitting in my room at 9:15pm when I got a random message on Tumblr: do you make art. A couple thoughts went through my head when I read this. First, who is this person? How did they find me? And why are they asking about art? Second, I don’t know, do I make art? I…

How to be HAPPY

So, lately I’ve been thinking that happiness is something that is really hard to pinpoint because in everyday life it’s really easy to confuse being happy with just… BEING. Part of what makes happiness so hard to define is that the expectation for happiness is like this level of elation, you know? Like the really happy moments…

4 Fun Podcasts For College Kids

I was never into podcasts until the beginning of this year. I started taking a one hour bus ride to my university campus and sometimes I didn’t want to listen to music so I started listening to podcasts. I know I sound like a crazy outdated dad or something but, I didn’t know people could…

19 Things to do Before Turning 19

About a month ago, a blogger that I follow on Twitter wrote a post called 20 Things to do Before I’m 20 where she detailed 20 things she wanted to accomplish before her 20th birthday. Her post got me thinking about what kind of things I want to accomplish before my next birthday. Granted, this…

Relationships and Self-Worth

When I was in middle school, I had this friend who always preached about knowing your worth. Through all of middle school, I could count on her to speak passionately about how important she believed it was to know who you were and how you deserved to be treated by friends or potential romantic partners…

The Problem With Sharing Your Life Online

Recently, two content creators I watch on YouTube ran into a slight issue with their fanbase. The pair, who already ran their own separate channels, started a joint channel on which they intended to post vlogs (video logs of their lives) a few times a week or whenever they could. At first, everything was smooth…

5 Ways to Beat a Lack of Inspiration

For anyone who doesn’t know, my main creative outlet is photography. I really like looking at other people’s posts on Instagram and coming up with fun little shoots to do with my friends and family and even by myself. The problem is, I recently had to send my lens in for repair and for a week or…