Mixing Friend Groups at Summer Parties

Ah, summer. The time for warm days by the pool, crop tops, and large parties where everyone is forced to mix and mingle no matter how well they get along. Extroverts without anxiety disorders are often confused about my anxiety regarding mixing groups. They figure they can just go up and talk to anyone! They … Continue reading Mixing Friend Groups at Summer Parties


Today’s Rant: Ringworm is the Ring WORST!

(Yes, I know that the title has more cheese than baked ziti, but this Renata will take pride in all of the Ricotta she’s got!) Guess what, guys? It’s summer, and that means that I finally have the chance to break out my summer wardrobe! I am especially excited to be able to do so … Continue reading Today’s Rant: Ringworm is the Ring WORST!


As established in last week’s post, it turns out, I’m excessively bad with change. I didn’t adjust to college very well, I had an identity crisis when my relationship went from polyamorous to monogamous, I struggle with my confidence every time I change roles at work, and, I had two huge life changes last week: … Continue reading Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Breaking Up with My Therapist

We’ve all been through breakups before. The hurt feelings, the tubs of ice cream, the big, gaping hole in your life and social calendar. Plenty of sitcoms and movies had prepared me for breakups between romantic partners, maybe even between friends. But nothing I’ve ever experienced has prepared me for my breakup with my therapist. … Continue reading Breaking Up with My Therapist

Creating Your Own Inspiration

Last week I wrote about how inspiration and motivation can be cyclical. But as a blogger with a posting schedule as well as several side hustles to write for, sitting around waiting for inspiration to come is not always an option. Writing and side hustles can be difficult when you have a full time job. … Continue reading Creating Your Own Inspiration

The Cyclical Nature of Inspiration and Motivation

Creating art of any form is a gift. For people like me who love to flex that creative muscle, there’s just no feeling like that of creating something entirely new. I’ve felt this pull ever since I was a child, and back when I was little, I used to create in any way that I … Continue reading The Cyclical Nature of Inspiration and Motivation

How “Tangled” Got Me Through My College Career

All of the people that are graduating this month are making me nostalgic for my college days, so I wanted to write this week about my college career. And there was just no way to do that without talking about the movie "Tangled." Congratulations to the class of 2019! It’s no secret that I’m a … Continue reading How “Tangled” Got Me Through My College Career