I’m Trying to Get Through Winter, But I Desperately Need Help.

There are exactly 37 days, 4 hours, and 20 minutes until spring. Obviously, by the time this is posted on Tova & Wild that time will be cut down by a few days, hours, and/or minutes. Needless to say, I hate winter. I don’t like the cold, I don’t like the rain, I don’t likeContinue reading “I’m Trying to Get Through Winter, But I Desperately Need Help.”

So You’ve Answered the Call, Now What?

September is wrapping up, literally, in like, two days, everything will be shut down and we will be fully embracing October like the basic bitches we all are, pumpkin spice latte in hand, trenchcoats for days. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll probably still be clinging onto the last moments of summer, wishing the daysContinue reading “So You’ve Answered the Call, Now What?”

What I Learned From Quitting Instagram

Living life for the past two weeks sans Instagram has definitively been beneficial—which probably comes as no surprise to anyone. My end of June resolution was sort of a combination of several different factors, 1) I needed to prioritize moving and packing and couldn’t spend any more of my time wasting it on social media,Continue reading “What I Learned From Quitting Instagram”

The 4th of July Feels Really Different This Year

The fourth of July feels extremely different for me this year and it’s mainly because I finally realized that the United States of America was never “great” for everyone. Over the course of my life, I grew up thinking America was the best country in the world—we have peace, we have freedom, we have equality,Continue reading “The 4th of July Feels Really Different This Year”

Organization Month Wrap Up

That’s right folks, Organization Month will officially come to an end this weekend. To some, this could be a sense of relief, having flailed around all month trying to stay organized. For others, this could be a success, having risen to the occasion and overcome your own personal struggles to stay and be organized. Regardless,Continue reading “Organization Month Wrap Up”

15 Attempts at Getting Your Shit Together

April is coming to a close, literally, in like a day, and hopefully, you are either one step closer to having your shit together—or if you are like me, you are probably flailing in the wind somewhere. If I’ve learned anything this month, I have learned that getting one’s shit together is both idealistic andContinue reading “15 Attempts at Getting Your Shit Together”

Love Handles, S1E9: Get Your Sh** Together

That’s right folks, you heard it here, first. After hibernating for the winter, it’s (un)officially time to get everything else in our lives together so that we can enter into the summer months full speed ahead. I mean, its already April 12th, so the month is almost halfway through, but that doesn’t mean that itContinue reading “Love Handles, S1E9: Get Your Sh** Together”

Love Handles, S1 E2: Social Media and Apathy

Do They Go Hand In Hand? This week’s monologue was inspired by the recent shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida, and covers how social media, although helpful in getting the message out there, seems to make us fall short in spurring us to take action. Although I am very aware that there are aContinue reading “Love Handles, S1 E2: Social Media and Apathy”

To Shave or Not To Shave, That is the Conundrum

The first time I shaved my face I was thirteen. I remember watching my dad shave his face for so long, that curiosity got the better of me and I did what most thirteen-year-old boys do, attempted to shave my face. Although there basically nothing on my face, I made it through nick-free and wasContinue reading “To Shave or Not To Shave, That is the Conundrum”

Call Me By Your Name Made Me Hate Living in 2017

Soon to be 2018 Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night panic-stricken and the first thing I do, in order to calm myself down, is check the time. I grab my phone, realize it’s 3:00 am and tell myself I need to go back to bed. The panic leaves, reality sets inContinue reading “Call Me By Your Name Made Me Hate Living in 2017”

I’m Definitely Vibing on This Whole Thankfulness Thing

Writing about thankfulness only a few days before Thanksgiving seems a little long overdue and at the same time platitudinous. Yet, despite the fact that both of those statements are true, here I am. Thankfulness is kind of a funny thing, oftentimes it comes in the simplest way—in response to someone holding a door openContinue reading “I’m Definitely Vibing on This Whole Thankfulness Thing”

Shedding Insecurities Through Selfies

The month of November is the month of Transformation—not only because we start to transition from warm weather to cold here in California, cold being 60 degrees, but because we start to enter into the zodiac time of Scorpio and Sagittarius, which by its nature stands for transformation and regeneration and positivity. I’ve been thinkingContinue reading “Shedding Insecurities Through Selfies”

The Peacemaking People Pleaser

and why I need to stop I am sitting on the floor of my apartment staring at the wall that our TV currently sits on. Below the TV is a console table that we bought from IKEA and a small collection of lint. Our walls are some sort of taupe-gray situation that I hate, andContinue reading “The Peacemaking People Pleaser”