**We’ve Moved** This Site is Closing Soon

Hello everyone! I'd like to announce the end of one era and the beginning of a new one. As many of you know, I recently made the decision to move my blog onto a professional website. For those of you who would like to continue following my blog, you can now follow me at aartibodas.com! …

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Shades of Misunderstanding

An intro to facing mental health as a person of color I want to start out by talking about this: there is something inherently difficult about constantly feeling misunderstood. I realized last week that this phrase is what defines my experience with mental health as a person of color.  I've been contemplating writing about this …

UBC Day #5 Post

Hi all! It's day 5 of the blogging challenge, and today I'm reflecting on how to deal when someone minimizes you or your abilities. This is something that every professional has been through at one point or another in their lives- again, it has to do with people feeling the need to push others down …

UBC Post for Days #2 and #3

Hey everyone! I wasn't able to post for the ultimate blogging challenge yesterday because I had way too much on my plate, so this reflection is for today and for yesterday! Mostly for today, though. Today was my first day in about a year going about my professional and student life without any makeup on. …

UBC Post #1- Finding Your Crowd

Hey everyone! In the month of January, I'm going to try to participate in the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I'd heard from other bloggers that participating in blog challenges was a great way to meet other bloggers, and I'm so glad I took their advice to try out this blog challenge! I've come across so many …

It’s Not Worth It

Having to Walk Away from Situations of Conflict Dear  Readers, I'm writing this post on a Saturday night,and I'm shook up. I'm prone to getting anxious about things quickly and easily, and while not everyone would spend so long thinking about the types of things that I'm going to talk about next, I do think …

New Year, New Goals

The things I'm going to be doing to practice a healthy lifestyle and also take care of my Mental Health Dear Readers, In just a couple more days, we will be bidding goodbye to 2017! I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. Since in some way, shape or form the new year …

Let’s Be Honest

The Power (and awkwardness) about being completely honest What do you think life would be like if you were always completely honest? Like, if you were to go up to the barista that you think is so cute and tell him or her that you have a big, fat crush on them? That is why you …

Bloom

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic LAST WEEK of November!!! Can you believe how fast this year has gone by? Needless to say, so much has happened in 2017. This last week, I've been thinking about how much has happened for me this last year and starting to think about what goals I want …