Paris Trip: Day 1 (Part 2) – Meeting Our Paris Family & Exploring Paris at Night

After landing in Paris at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, we were promptly picked up by one of Monish’s cousins, Prerena. A little backstory: Monish’s aunt and uncle moved to Paris a couple decades ago, and proceeded to have six children. Due to being born and raised in Paris, all six of his cousins speakContinue reading “Paris Trip: Day 1 (Part 2) – Meeting Our Paris Family & Exploring Paris at Night”

Paris Trip: Day 1 (Part 1) – Traveling to Paris, France from Houston, Texas (March 13, 2023)

I’ve dreamed of traveling to Paris for as long as I can remember… I even took French language courses in high school while most kids took Spanish (a much more useful language to learn as Texas has a lot of hispanic culture) because I hoped to one day get to explore the magic of ParisContinue reading “Paris Trip: Day 1 (Part 1) – Traveling to Paris, France from Houston, Texas (March 13, 2023)”

S4. Episode 15: Bipolar Rage is a Real ‘B’ with an Itch – Show Notes

Also found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Audible, Google Podcasts, and YouTube. In this episode, I get super vulnerable about my own personal experiences with bipolar rage – how they make me feel and behave along with how they affect those around me. Additionally, I read an article that further validates how I’ve felt while also pointing outContinue reading “S4. Episode 15: Bipolar Rage is a Real ‘B’ with an Itch – Show Notes”

India Trip: Day 8 – Shopping in India and Buying My First Saree

Upon waking up this morning, I went downstairs to find Mom and Dad both awake, despite the early hour it was. Dad invited me to go on a walk with him, which I excitedly agreed to! I quickly got ready and we made our way over to Akota Garden – a beautiful public park thatContinue reading “India Trip: Day 8 – Shopping in India and Buying My First Saree”

S4. Episode 14: You Caught Me – I Lied – Show Notes

Also found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Audible, Google Podcasts, and YouTube. Tune in as I recount a conversation that I had with someone I know who also has bipolar disorder and the epiphany that came from it. This important conversation made me realize that I’m not the only person who has lied to a psychiatrist or therapistContinue reading “S4. Episode 14: You Caught Me – I Lied – Show Notes”

S4. Episode 13: Life Sometimes SUCKS. Here’s How to Move Forward When It Feels Like Everything is Falling Apart – Show Notes

Also found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Audible, Google Podcasts, and YouTube. Sometimes things happen in life that really get us down. We may feel hopeless, angry, or stuck, among other things. The upside is that we don’t have to feel this way – WE are the only ones in control of our own happiness! Tune in asContinue reading “S4. Episode 13: Life Sometimes SUCKS. Here’s How to Move Forward When It Feels Like Everything is Falling Apart – Show Notes”

How to Throw a Totally Fetch Mean Girls Birthday Party

I am an extra-AF, go-all-out for my birthday kind of girl and I love throwing themed birthday parties for myself. For my 29th birthday, I decided to go with a Mean Girls movie theme. Naturally, I allowed my creativity to run wild. The party turned out to be a massive success! I’ve decided to share my secrets with you so that you can throw a Totally Fetch Mean Girls Birthday Party for yourself or a friend. Let’s get this party started, y’all!

24 Nostalgic Mean Girls Quotes That Are So Fetch

One other special thing I did was create party favors for my friends by decorating reusable cups with quotes from the movie. I was also very careful not to use any of the quotes found in the trivia game because I didn’t want to give away any hints or answers before we could begin playing. That said, you’ll find 24 nostalgic Mean Girls movie quotes that will remind you of a time when everyone wore Juicy Couture velour pant sets and had bling all over their flip phones. Enjoy reminiscing, my friend!

S4. Episode 12: Self Discovery #3 – THIS is Why I’m so Brave – Show Notes

What a humble thing for Bailey to say, am I right? Well, when you think about it, it takes a LOT of courage for someone to consistently show up on a public platform and spill the good, bad and the ugly from their life… Vulnerability is a form of braveness, yet it’s not the only form there is. Tune in to hear an array of courageous things that Bailey has done throughout her life and why she thinks she’s been able to take all of the risks that she has. By tuning in, she hopes to inspire you to be brave and take a few risks because in the words of Brene Brown, “Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

What to Expect on Your First Trip to India

As much as I love India, it’s not for everyone. I’m not just saying this – Indians have told me this (specifically my fiancé and his family) as a forewarning to prepare me for my first trip which occurred in March 2022. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the people – ALL of these aspects differ greatly from those of the United States, the environment that I was born and raised in. Monish’s sister actually told me that she’s had friends come visit her in India from different parts of the world, and that some of them are just overwhelmed by everything this incredible country has to offer. Understanding this, Monish began preparing me for my first trip to India back when we first started dating, which happened to begin right before the 2020 pandemic lockdown occurred.