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What if I fail? The story of how I finally got my visa and the chance to move to LA

3 months ago to the day today, I landed in Los Angeles. Today in Vancouver, I had my interview for my US visa at the USA consulate here, and it was approved on the spot (it literally took 30 seconds and she... Continue Reading →

The most beautiful tree in the world

What defines something as the "most" or "best" anything? I remember the first time I came to the US. It was five years ago, 2012, and my friend Amanda and I met in Boston for a weekend trip. She flew... Continue Reading →

(Fr)eezy Breezy

As I was thinking about my plans for 2017 and it had suddenly occurred to me that in 2018 I will turn 30. 1988...carry the one...ahhhh fuck! I literally could not stop THIRTY thirty THIRTY thirty THIRTY from pounding in my brain.... Continue Reading →

Choose your own adventure

When I was a kid I love LOVED those Choose Your Own Adventure books. There was one in particular that was set in a museum, possibly Goosebumps (which was ALL my brothers would ever read) that I think I read... Continue Reading →

Make-up your Mind

I didn't buy my own foundation until I was 22. Is that a super first world problem/white girl thing to say? Not a whole lot of 16 year old African mothers sipping on Grande Mocha's in their sweatpants thinking about... Continue Reading →

Just Go: The world is waiting for you

I'm a believer in going after the things you want. Something that comes up again and again for the crowd that went the traditional route: go to school, go to University, get your first job, is that a feeling that... Continue Reading →

Successfully living with your Significant Other aka 8 ways to finish off your year not a murderer

So I guess I have a boy room/bedmate. We live together, like, every day. For like, months now.

Functional Sadness aka Wrestling the Big Black Dog

We all get sad. You are not alone.   I get sad because I feel like I'm not far enough along in my career, I get sad because I feel like a failure, I get sad because I feel like... Continue Reading →

What’s in a name?

As you may have noticed, my blog has undergone a name and face transplant. Like a small child attempting to look beautiful but missing the mark entirely, after some thoughtful advice from Elephanttruths (a long time family friend), I decided it... Continue Reading →

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