MBTI Reflection

I’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test twice in my life. When I was fourteen, I was an ENFJ. Since nineteen, I have been an INFP. The letters of INFP stand for Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. The opposite type would be ESTJ, or Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judging. INFP types are known as “the writer” […]

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Family Stories: Ellis Island

My great-grandparents were born and raised in a small town inland of Naples, Italy. Mariglianella was a small community of farmers at the time. My great-grandparents, Pasquale and Carmela, likely didn’t have anything past an eighth-grade education. In the 1920s, Pasquale came to America, and Carmela joined soon after. They sailed from Naples into New […]

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My Bedtime Routine

(DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored.) Everyone should have a bedtime routine. Bedtime routines can really help you to fall asleep and maintain a healthy sleep schedule, or any sleep schedule at all. This is mine, and it’s worked like a trick for years. First, I take off all my makeup, every bit of it. […]

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How to Maintain a Happy Long Distance Relationship

Some of you may know, I have been in a relationship for almost three and a half years. For about two years of that time, this relationship has been long-distance. We’re still rock-solid, so I thought I might share a few of the tips and tricks that have worked for us. Some of these tips […]

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Fall Date Ideas

Go pumpkin- or apple-picking. Pumpkin or apple picking are essential fall activities. Go pumpkin picking with your love, and take the pumpkin home for carving. Two activities in one! Or, go apple picking, and figure out something to make or bake with the apples you pick. Again – two activities in one! Explore a corn […]

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Autumn Playlist

Autumn Leaves – Nat King Cole Do I Wanna Know? – Arctic Monkeys Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran I See Fire – Smooth Progressions Dog Days Are Over – Florence + the Machine 40 Day Dream – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Youngblood – 5 Seconds of Summer Where Are You Now […]

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15 Facts about Me!

I am a synesthete. (See earlier post on synesthesia.) My favorite color is cerulean blue. To me, the color represents joy and excitement, and the warmth and relaxation of the beach. Starting from a very young age, I was obsessed with the Titanic. I even met Bob Ballard and got his signed book (thanks mom!). […]

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