I was a dud in college. I know it's hard to believe, but it's true. My college was located in a city 30 minutes away from my parents' house. I stayed on campus to get the "true college experience," but I often went home during the weekends and even during the week to attend family… Continue reading Untraditional College Advice for Incoming Freshman
In 2010, I was on top of the world. New job, a new luxury apartment downtown, brand new car, the attention and admiration of my inner and outer circle. I just celebrated my 25th birthday on a beautiful beach. After 4 years of college and 2 years of graduate school, I finally graduated from student-dom… Continue reading When It All Falls Down
One of my earliest childhood memories occurred on a playground in summer camp. I was playing kickball and peed on myself at 2nd base. I was 8 years old, so I knew better. I didn’t do it because I was engrossed in the game. I didn’t do it because I had a bladder disorder. I… Continue reading Lying with Truth
Hi, S&T! Remember me?? It's been 6 months since my last post. Apologies for going radio silence on you. I have so many new ideas for posts, but I just couldn't come back after ghosting you and say, TA-DA New Post! without at least explaining where the heck I've been in the past 196 days.… Continue reading Where The Heck Have You Been?!
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people who are experiencing good fortune in life claim that they knew exactly how it happened. You’ve met them. They have the perfect job with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect home. They'll boastfully tell you how they did it. They'll tell you how they earned a… Continue reading How I Coped With The Torture Of A 4-Year Long Distance Relationship
Birthday reflections from the newest 33rd year old in town.
I had a ball in my twenties. I was adventure-seeking, fun, and lived by the motto, YOLO. I was always down for a good party. On Fridays evenings, I'd come home from work around 6, take a 3 hour nap, and call a friend 9pm to decide where to go. By 11pm, I'd dressed in… Continue reading When 32 Feels Like The New 62 and Other Ways I Know I’m Getting “Old”
When I was a little girl, the first thing I’d look at each morning was a painting that hung directly across from my bed. It was a painting of a woman and her little girl in a warm and loving embrace. My mom purchased it when she was a teenager, years before she had her… Continue reading To Be A Mom or Not To Be A Mom: That Is The Question
When I hit the publish button for S&T 7 years ago, I had no idea that I'd meet such a charming blogging community, make new friends, and be nominated for TWO blog awards! In December, Pages of Paige nominated me for the Liebster Award. Last month, Drifyness and Talking with Tati both nominated me for the Sunshine… Continue reading OOPS! I Did It Again
No man will ever love or marry you. There is something wrong with you that's why you're STILL single. You're not smart enough or pretty enough. Look at that stomach, you need to lose that gut. You don't dress nice enough. Look at you... a hot mess. You don't deserve to be happy. Your hair… Continue reading My Abuser
It's not every day that I talk about my sex life. I'm a pretty private person. In spite of that, there is one thing that makes me more uncomfortable than sharing what I do in the bedroom.
Do you ever look at your significant other and think, "How did I ever fall for you?" I do. My husband and I have been together for 5 years and I have my moments where this thought crosses my mind. Now, don't get it twisted. I love him and all, but it amazes me how… Continue reading My Husband Was Not What I Wanted
Kick off your shoes and relax your feet. Read on below to hear from Tiara, the girl behind Damn Girl. Get Your Shit Together.
When you meet me in person, you'll think I'm the most jovial, outgoing person you have ever met. I'm the co-worker who remembers everyone's birthday and insists that we all go out lunch to celebrate. I'm the one at a party who can strike up conversations with strangers. People who don't know us would think… Continue reading My Little Secret
Welcome to S&T's #TBT! This week's post is an official throwback post from 2015. I'm considering whether to re-release old posts on the blog every first Thursday of the month. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section! I remember when I found out that Santa Claus wasn't real. I thought to myself: Now,… Continue reading The Greatest Lie Millennials Believe
This post discusses the second part of my weight loss journey and what I've learned along the way.
Imagine this. You've spent the entire day getting ready for a huge event. Your make-up is perfect. Hair's on-fleek. Outfit's snatched. You feel like a million bucks. You do your Naomi Campbell walk into the event. Strutting your stuff. You stop; grab your phone and take a selfie. You look at the photo to admire… Continue reading I’m Trying To Be Great But My Body Won’t Let Me (Part I)
A couple of weeks ago, I got some amazing news. I learned that I was nominated for the Liebster Award for New Blogs! Special thank you to my buddy, Paige of The Pages of Paige, for her sweet nomination. I am honored to accept this award! So, what's the Liebster Award? I am so glad… Continue reading And The Nominee Goes To S&T!
It’s not by happenstance that the tagline for my blog is “Her journey to self-love.” Falling in love with myself has been of importance to me and through my blog posts, I share what I’ve learned along the way. I’m not the only one on this mission. Millions of women around the globe struggle with… Continue reading The One Flaw That Always Made Me Feel Unpretty