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Hello loves! I was swamped yesterday so I didn’t get around to posting this but don’t fret! I still love a lot of stuff and here’s your dose of positivity.

I love…being excited about buying furniture and appliances. Because #adulthood.

I love…finally having a solid group of girlfriends that I found after moving to Seattle. I should write a blog about that soon.

I love…nights that randomly end at the karaoke bar. [click to continue…]

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maslow“I’m needy. You know this.”

This is something I tell my friends often. When I meet new people, I warn them about my neediness, because I know it’ll come up. My friends know this all too well about me, and they fully accept it.

“You are, but it’s OK,” they tell me.

Of course, there’s a level to my neediness. There have been days I feel an extra surge of insecure energy surrounding my psyche, and if it’s a day I have plans, I no longer hide from it. [click to continue…]

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If you’re friends with me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter, you may notice that I have obnoxiously become Little Miss Sunshine, full of love, gratitude and OMG ALL THE FEELS. And guys…it’s not going to stop.

So I figured this was the best time to bring back I Love…Fridays – because I need to channel all the positivity SOMEWHERE. Plus, it’s a good excuse to use GIFs. [click to continue…]

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View from my little corner of heaven

View from my little corner of heaven

One of the biggest things that have been missing from my life since we moved to the U.S. is the sense of community that comes from greeting neighbors. It’s something that’s lacking in a lot of the places I’ve lived, especially as a single 20-something. I know that it exists when it comes to mothers or just life in the suburbs. Otherwise, everyone just goes on about their day without even a glance at another person’s direction. We’re all just in a hurry to get to wherever we’re going that even on an elevator ride, we can’t be bothered to say ‘Hello’. [click to continue…]

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2014 – The Year of the Penguin

by Berrak on December 31, 2014

That’s what I named my album for 2014 on Facebook. I had no idea what my year or life would be like. I certainly didn’t expect my life to look like what it does now. I was trying to figure out what to write on here for my end of year post. I thought about recapping or doing a picture post.

I thought about what I could say when words have failed me for so many months. 2013 was a shitshow. 2013 was the year of hitting absolute rock bottom. 2014, though? [click to continue…]

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My Body Image Epiphany

December 11, 2014

Whenever my mom and I talk on the phone, she always asks me the same question: “Have you lost weight?” The answer is always the same: “I’m working on it, Mom.” As a 29-year-old woman, I’ve approached my battle with my body image every way possible. I’ve started and stopped diets. I’ve started working out. […]

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Leap of Faith

December 8, 2014

With shaky hands, I unfolded the two pieces of paper that had been taped to my door. I already knew what they would say but I didn’t expect the timeline to be accelerated. I was on my way to an important meeting so I composed myself, took a deep breath and willed the tears that […]

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Anybody Out There?

December 5, 2014

I know I’ve been really neglecting this blog – and as I’m ramping up to get back to writing in it regularly, I find myself wondering: Is anybody still reading? I stopped caring about subscriber numbers long ago. As I switched domains, I tried to be diligent with updating RSS feeds and letting people know, […]

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October 13

October 13, 2014

October 13, 2013 was going to be my wedding day. But you all know how that went. In my search for closure, acceptance, and strength, October 13, 2013 became an animal of its own. I couldn’t figure out why I was so anxious as the day came rushing toward me. My life was good now […]

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Why I Stopped Looking for My Tribe

October 7, 2014

I have always had a hard time belonging. Always. There are days I don’t feel like I even belong in my own skin, but that’s a different kind of battle I fight every day. No, I never really belonged to one group. I spent my middle school years feeling alienated, my high school years adjusting, […]

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