Self-Care 101: Painting

One of my favorite ways to self-care is to paint! I learned how to paint in high school art classes. I remember trying to get as many hours of art on my schedule as I could every term and loving each one!

Have you taken art classes before?

My teachers have all helped me to create art that I love! I have always appreciated finding opportunities to make art I love, to share with a friend! This piece is going to a coworker of mine who in return made a cross stitch for our home. Continue reading


Life is about: finding the people and places that help you feel that you belong



Life is about finding the people and places that help you feel that you belong. This message is one that I have come to understand much more deeply in the last few years.

As a first-generation American, and experiencing college as a first-generation student, I had many experiences where I was reminded that I did not belong. If you consider the outsider perspective of having to elbow your way into a situation, you can easily see that engaging in opportunities not designed for you can be exhausting, and requires much strength. Through these two identities, I have experienced numerous examples of this feeling. Continue reading