Author: AndreaM

October 13, 2016

How I know I am going to be Successful

I know I am going to be successful. I also know this is a big statement. The truth is, I never believed it before. People would point it out or mention it. I’d brush it off. Someone used to tell me “I know you’re going to be successful because of your character.” Even though that came from someone close to me, I didn’t believe it… but I finally know what he…

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October 12, 2016

The kind of Magic I believe in

Not sure if you saw the Cinderella Live Action movie that came out in 2015, but there’s this quote that still plays in my head to this day. Cinderella’s mother says it to her before she passes: “I want to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage, and be kind. Ella, you have more kindness in your…

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October 6, 2016

What I need in a relationship

I’ve spent a loooot of time thinking about what matters most to me since I’ve moved from New York to Los Angeles. Of course, I did most of this thinking even before I moved, but it’s really now that I’ve been able to “start again” (especially after college) and build a new and stronger foundation. It’s what I expected and counted on to happen with the…

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October 3, 2016

Find your (silent) haven, hear your voice

It’s pretty common to see swimming pools in most building complexes in Los Angeles. It’s basically the equivalent of having a functional elevator in an apartment building in Manhattan. There’s a pool in the apartment complex that I live in now but it was only until just the other night that I went inside (though I pass it everyday). The truth is, I don’t know how to…

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September 25, 2016

Why i’ll never use a Dating App again

Confession: I was on Tinder last night. I had it on my phone for approximately 12 hours (most of which I spent sleeping) before I deleted it for good this morning, without even really talking to anyone. Why was I even on it? I’ve been having trouble sleeping the past few days. I just have a lot going through my mind- a combination of renewed goals, renewed energy and…

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September 22, 2016

On My Radar: Ear Threaders

Honestly didn’t even know these were called ear threaders until about a week ago. Then I saw them while I was at a mall with my roommate helping her decide if she wanted to return some things. This pair caught my eye because it reminded me of a necklace I already had at home so I thought if anything, it could match. Either way, I’ve found…

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September 21, 2016

How to heal from a break-up

I started off this week feeling like I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I went into work feeling positive and excited to dive in, rather than dreading it. It’s been over a month since my break-up and today was the first time I felt emotionally free of the heavy heart that comes with a separation. Now that I’m clear from the mind-funk I was in for…

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September 7, 2016

On My Radar: New Apartment Furnishings

I’m still getting settled into my apartment on the westside. Believe it or not, when I moved to LA I only had 4 suitcases with me. Since then I’ve been moving around with just those 4 suitcases, a lamp and a mattress/mattress frame. Now that I’m at this place for more than just a few months, I’m making it feel more like home by furnishing…

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August 24, 2016

My heart space is “for rent”

In our daily life, we maintain different kinds of space. Calendar space, head (mental) space, physical space and even computer space…. but perhaps the most overlooked kind of space is heart space. Kind of ironic, seeing as how heart space is the one that affects us so personally and our motivation (therefore efficiency) the most. Heart space also happens to be the kind of space…

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August 12, 2016

Broken up but not broken

My rare specimen, you know the one I was in a long distance relationship with, and I are no longer together. It’s taken me a week to decide whether or not I was going to write about this but here I am. The days after it happened, whenever someone asked me “how was your weekend, how are you?”just casually in conversation, I said good/fine…. and I meant it….

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