What 2019 Taught Me

2019, how do I say farewell to a year that brought me to the highest of heights and it also brought me down to my knees in prayer? It was a good year, with lots of wins, but it also presented some challenges. Most years have their mix of ups and downs, but 2019 feltContinue reading “What 2019 Taught Me”

Untraditional College Advice for Incoming Freshman

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 familyContinue reading “Untraditional College Advice for Incoming Freshman”

When It All Falls Down

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-domContinue reading “When It All Falls Down”

Where The Heck Have You Been?!

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?!”

How I Coped With The Torture Of A 4-Year Long Distance Relationship

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 aContinue reading “How I Coped With The Torture Of A 4-Year Long Distance Relationship”

When 32 Feels Like The New 62 and Other Ways I Know I’m Getting “Old”

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 inContinue reading “When 32 Feels Like The New 62 and Other Ways I Know I’m Getting “Old””

To Be A Mom or Not To Be A Mom: That Is The Question

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 herContinue reading “To Be A Mom or Not To Be A Mom: That Is The Question”

OOPS! I Did It Again

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 SunshineContinue reading “OOPS! I Did It Again”

My Husband Was Not What I Wanted

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 howContinue reading “My Husband Was Not What I Wanted”

My Little Secret

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 thinkContinue reading “My Little Secret”

The Greatest Lie Millennials Believe

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”

I’m Trying To Be Great But My Body Won’t Let Me (Part I)

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 admireContinue reading “I’m Trying To Be Great But My Body Won’t Let Me (Part I)”