Friendship Inventories and the Unexpected Breakup

Just before I had set off for University, everyone I spoke with seemed to idealize their personal college experience, outwardly acclaiming how they would do anything to turn back time for a mere day, simply for one more tailgate, senior party, or a night surrounded by best friends. Much to my surprise upon arriving toContinue reading “Friendship Inventories and the Unexpected Breakup”

Venmo and the Demise of Reciprocity

I recently listened to Rachel Hollis’ podcast titled, Why is it so hard to talk about money? The oddity of this topic is initially what had me intrigued to give it a listen. That is, money truly is a taboo and unwieldy topic to delve into, for a myriad of reasons. For starters, the economyContinue reading “Venmo and the Demise of Reciprocity”

Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday: A Romantic’s Guide to Forgiving, Forgetting, and Letting Go

Upon reading the title of this piece, I’m inquisitive as to where most minds wander. Personally, upon contriving this name, Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday, my thoughts immediately jumped to the daily appearance a red notification signaling Facebook birthdays, which celebrate the life of individuals with whom I haven’t spoken in years (or myContinue reading “Why I Don’t Say Happy Birthday: A Romantic’s Guide to Forgiving, Forgetting, and Letting Go”

The Art of Giving and Receiving: For a Brighter World

This mad world in which we exist is abounding with every type of human being imaginable. From the evilest of evils, to the most angelic of angels, I have encountered cheaters, stealers and liars, alongside real-life superheroes, individuals with the utmost integrity, and those with solid, pristine, golden hearts. With the abundance of dismal newsContinue reading “The Art of Giving and Receiving: For a Brighter World”

Life, Timing, and What the Heck is the Rush?

If you’re a planner like myself, I’m curious: Has your life gone exactly the way you’d expected it to ten years ago? If it has, can you please direct me to the next winning lottery ticket? As for the rest of us planners, I’d guess that our lives are nonetheless different from what we hadContinue reading “Life, Timing, and What the Heck is the Rush?”

Hidden Figures: A Mission to the Moon and the Fight for Parity

America’s “impossible” mission to the moon successfully took place fifty years ago this week. The mission was a complete and utter triumph, living indelibly in the minds of all who witnessed it, namely because they United States had utterly outdone the Soviets’ infamous Sputnik launch. Despite other alarming Cold War events, like the construction ofContinue reading “Hidden Figures: A Mission to the Moon and the Fight for Parity”

USA Women’s World Cup: The Time is Now

I will not begin to pretend that I speak the language of sports. I am fluent in both English and Spanish, can dabble with French and Quechua (an indigenous language spoken in many parts of South America), but do not even think about asking me as to why in baseball, if the batter hits theContinue reading “USA Women’s World Cup: The Time is Now”

Shoeicide: The Power of Grassroots and the Stupidity of the Status Quo

The status quo is immensely overrated and grassroots movements are incredibly underrated. Allow me to elaborate. If everyone accepted the status quo to be true, change would be rare, just like men remembering to put the toilet seat down after they pee. They may revert, “Well, I don’t see you putting the seat back upContinue reading “Shoeicide: The Power of Grassroots and the Stupidity of the Status Quo”

What on Earth is Venus’ Fascination with Mars?

I could not help but grapple with the question of “Now what?” after I went through another heart-wrenching breakup. The asphyxiating, self-probing question: “Will I be alone with dogs (cats are gross), The Notebook on replay, and Thai takeout forever?” haunted me. Okay, that’s a little melodramatic. Fast forward a few days: I sat atContinue reading “What on Earth is Venus’ Fascination with Mars?”