The Best Otome Games for the iPhone

Above all else, this blog is about being honest -- so I have a confession to make: I've been in a bit of a blogging rut lately. I live with depression and, lately, it's been like pulling teeth to get myself to write blog posts for work, let alone for the fun of it. However,…

20 Healthy Habits I Started in My 20s

Something I've been reflecting on more lately has been self-improvement. Namely, I've been thinking that it's something I'd like to write about more on my blog, since it's always been such an important part of my life. Ever since middle and high school, I have always been interested in ways that I could better myself.…

How to Start Collecting Stickers | How I Organize My Sticker Collection

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive a commission from any purchases made through my blog. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my blog! If you were born in the 90s like I was, then glittery, rainbow-colored stickers were probably a major part of your childhood. I never had…

Aesthetic J-Fashion and K-Fashion Picks

In case you haven't noticed, I am obsessed with Asian pop culture. From anime to otome games, Pokemon to K-beauty, I just can't get enough of all things Japanese and Korean. Lately, the same goes for fashion: a lot of J-fashion and K-fashion outfits are popping up in my feed, and I'm obsessed! As someone…

What to Expect: Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Endometriosis

After over two years of searching for a diagnosis, I can't believe I'm sitting down to write this. When I first started this blog, I was having chronic constipation, losing weight, and couldn't tolerate many foods (like raw vegetables or dairy products). I saw a gastroenterologist who made me feel like I was crazy for…

Reviewing Aesthetic Stationery Trends

What's your stationery aesthetic? Whether you were originally hooked on stationery by studyblr or by bullet journal Instagram,.you have probably heard the names of some stationery items repeated over and over again. Brands like Zebra, Stabilo, and Kokuyo are favorites in the aesthetic stationery community for a reason, yet they often come with a high…

How I Got Into a Top 10 Social Work School | My Tips for Getting Accepted to Your Top Grad School

One thing I'm excited to write about more on my blog in 2021 is my journey toward becoming a trauma therapist. For anyone who wants to become a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW or LICSW, depending on the state you live in), graduate school is a non-negotiable part of that journey. Do you need a…

My Lazy Korean Skincare Routine

Like most of us, I'm obsessed with K-beauty products. But, also like most of us, I don't have time for a 10-step skincare routine each and every night. Thankfuly, the famed 10-step Korean skincare routine isn't actually meant to be 10 steps every night. It's most important to understand what each step does and how…

Four Lucky Bags (Fukubukuro) to Help You Ring in the New Year

In the United States, the New Year is a time for $1 gym memberships -- but in Japan, it's fukubukuro, or lucky bag, season. With the exception of Tatcha's free-with-$100-purchase lucky bags (which swept the beauty news circuit), this trend unfortunately hasn't swept the U.S. yet the way some other Japanese fads have. If it…

December Favorites: The Best Purchases I Made in 2020

Welcome to my first favorites post of 2021! This post, as you may have noticed, is different from my usual favorites post, in that it's taking the form of a "year-in-review." In this edition of my monthly favorites, I'll be looking back on 2020 and some of the best purchases I made this year. I'm…