Weekend Getaway: Baecation In New York

A while back, my boyfriend and I decided to give less gifts, and take more trips. (You can read about it here.) With school, work, gym, and other obligations, it is hard for us to come across time to spend together unless we plan it. Of course, now that we live together it is easier…

Looking Back: On Confidence

Facebook’s “On this Day” is the worst and best thing that has happened. On most days, I am reminded on the cringe-worthy teen I was 7 years ago. I read my old status updates and wonder, “Who the hell let me have a Facebook?” But, today, I was reminded of a “note” (Facebook’s equivalent of…

My Breast Reduction Story: Before (Part 1)

Since I was in middle school, I had big breasts. It was something that seemed to happen overnight, and since then something I’ve had to deal with. Throughout middle school and highschool, I “looked” older due to my breasts, and gained a lot of unwanted attention, mostly from older men. In school, I didn’t get that…

‘Tis The Season For Friends

Friendsgiving is something I have always seen my college friends do, but never believed I would be a part of. Not because I don’t have friends, but because sometimes it is hard to coordinate a group of people to all gather in one place. Now get those friends, and have them each make a dish.…

Trusting the Process

A little known fact about me is that I am impatient. The kind of impatient that starts tracking an online order, two minutes after I receive the confirmation email. The kind of impatient that messes up my nails after I paint them, because I keep touching them to check if they have dried. I’m the…

Not “Dominican” Enough: Struggling With My Identity

How do you define “Dominican?” Is it eating huevos fritos and mangu every morning? It is having big, curly hair and a big ass, that can dance bachata, merengue, and salsa flawlessly? Is it having every Aventura album in your car, along with that little Dominican flag hanging from your rear view mirror? At my 23 years of life, I have struggled a…