There’s a quote that goes like this: “I used to think it might be fun to be Anyone else but me I thought that it would be a pleasant surprise To wake up as a couple of other guys But now that I've found you I've changed my point of view And now I wouldn't give a dime to be Anyone else but me” From a duet between Bill Evans and Tony Bennett (two of my faves, I’ll add), I used to think this song was about finding love in another person. I interpreted this song as any other romantic jazz tune — feeling only a sliver of oneself until a perfect other comes along that makes them feel complete. As I’ve grown and evolved and changed, I began to see this song in a different light: I find it represents finding confidence and self-compassion, and in that, realizing I am “Lucky to be Me.” It’s about finding yourself

Here's some visual inspiration I shared on my Pinterest this week! I actually love Pinterest a lot and use it almost every day, but I have no idea how to use it from a blogging standpoint! I love curating my boards and adding things that inspire me -- especially in interior design. My dream is to be a home & lifestyle writer someday, and it's extremely obvious when you look at what I pin. With what I shared above, I just really loved the particular clean, yet cozy vibe of everything. There's an injection of a warm fall atmosphere without compromising visual appeal. I'm a sucker for variations in warm brown tones (obviously), and the corduroy in the first photo just really stood out to me, along with the intricate frames and variation in textures throughout the little moodboard I created here. Sources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 I've

Growing up, one of my biggest anxieties was (and still is) the detriment humans cause to the planet. Between deforestation, climate change, pollution, and a slew of other damages we are causing to our home, I used to be kept up at night worrying and wondering how I could make a difference. Not all of us can do everything, but here are a few small changes that are a great place to start.   1.Reusable produce bags My roommate and I love finding small changes to eliminate plastic in our home, so we picked up a stack of these reusable produce bags from a local shop that sells waste-eliminating products. Nothing feels worse than individually bagging every vegetable you pick up at the grocery store in those plastic bags, and this way you can make a small difference that adds up. Bonus: they’re also super cute. 2. Switch to natural and sustainable products I’m currently so

Here's a quick little micropost for y'all! Long story short, I put on my Instagram this morning that I was feeling really low, something that's been happening often lately. I opened up the floor to all of y'all for your best suggestions on how to take care of yourself, and the response was so overwhelming, I wanted to share all of your answers here! Okay, here we go! "I go for a walk or drive, treat myself to some ice cream, and listen to a podcast!" "A lil cry, tea, Netflix" "A shower or bath and walk and if possible a friend date." "Watch cat videos and/or a series/movie I love." "Netflix." "Get out of the house. [My husband] Nathan always makes me and it helps. #distractions" "Crying always helps me! And then getting super fucking high." "Work out or read a book!" "A bubble bath, ginger tea, binge watch parks and rec :)" "I rewatch my favourite films and reread

This post is full of a whole lot of treats for you! I have a little outfit moodboard, a relaxing playlist, and some little outtakes from what I've been up to lately! Let's jump in. It has been so warm and sunny in nyc and I love going to the park to sprawl out for some good ol' people watching and soaking up sunshine. Here is a little moodboard showing a cute lil look I wish I could wear out in this weather. I also had a lot of fun this past week at Pride last Sunday (I made the sign!) and then the following Friday I went to a rollerskating rink near my apartment in Brooklyn and I plan to go every Friday night for roller disco. :) And, of course, as promised, here is a little playlist of some chill and relaxing music to hopefully ease you through this

Anxiety can be the loneliest experience on earth. Even surrounded by a support system, it can feel like you're completely isolated in your own thoughts. Being alone with yourself is no longer solace from the chaos of social interactions, but a prison for circular thoughts and feeling completely incapable of being "normal." At the end of the day, we have to face a difficult reality: the only person who can help us in times of anxiety is ourselves. Sure, we can have people who are there to comfort us and we can see therapists and go to support groups full of people who know exactly what we are going through, and they're wonderful! But, when you're alone and and you feel like there isn't anyone to help, or if you're someone who needs to be alone when you're having an episode, you have you. (THROWBACK PHOTO OMG) I had the idea to

my struggle with being pansexual and a blogger There are a lot of firsts in life. The first time you ride a bike, the first time your parents let you sleep over at a friend’s house. Your first kiss. The first time you see your parents fight. It’s endless, but every memory lives vividly in your mind as time goes on. I remember the first time I was bullied for being gay. I was a sophomore in high school and had only been out of the closet for about a year, but word hadn’t spread very far at my school that I liked girls. I was going out with a girl at my high school who I liked a lot. She was very androgynous and was a hockey player, and, due to us both having cropped Justin Bieber haircuts (LOL) it was, ahem, very obvious that we were not straight.  I can still hear

My hair has always been a whimsical form of expression for me since the first time I dyed my hair at 14. I still remember that day so well: I begged my mom for ages to let me dye my hair a bright auburn red, and finally the day came: my mom and I went to the drugstore by the house we used to live in, picked out the brightest shade of red she would permit, and I remember us clad in giant t-shirts as I hunched over the bathtub, intoxicated by the smell of boxed hair dye, as my mom helped me properly coat the roots of my hair. It was a liberating moment, altering my hair for the first time in a (ironically parent-approved) bout of teenage rebellion. From then on, I dyed my hair so many colors: black, blue, blonde, neon pink, millennial pink. One time as a

Mini Monday posts are back with a new little look! I have been spending a lot of time doodling on my iPad since I've come to NYC, and I want to be able to share my adventures, inspirations, outtakes, and fave products in a little package for you every Monday, doodles and all. :) This week was chock full of experiences, friends (new and old), and neat new discoveries. Without further adieu, here is a little post to jumpstart your week! A NEW FAVE PRODUCT The newest cult beauty product that I've seen floating around lately is Fur, a line of products designed for caring for your pubic hair. Whether you're grown out or shaved or somewhere in between, their products help prevent ingrowns and keep you moisturized and healthy! I also love that it works well for all genders! I personally tried out the Fur Oil and I immediately realized a difference

  I'm still so in love with my photos from Valentine's Day, I couldn't help but include them in a post, hehehe! I was so thrilled to take these photos with my friend Eunice the other day because it's nice to see familiar faces in a new and less-familiar place that I live in now. In fact, I've found that I've cherished my personal connections way more lately. Every phone call, text, face-to-face interaction has felt way more exhilarating and so valuable to me. Having friends, family, and all of you reach out to me the past month has really aided me in my adjustment and growing pains living in New York City.   I know that I am talking about the newness of NYC a WHOLE LOT lately, and I'm sure all of you are getting sick of it. But it's been much more of a project than I expected! Moving to