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Relationships

Embracing Vulnerability in a Relationship

Ask any single millennial about how dating is going and they’ll likely have chapters of stories of failed dates—like dealing with f*ck boys, being stood up, having awkward one-sided conversations and being propositioned for sex before the server has even brought water to the table. Oh, just me?

I’m Ambra, the chief editor of this site and blog. I write, paint, sing, play guitar, and lots of other crafty things. Product Manager by day. BA, MBA – Arizona State University.

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Natural hair journey

How I Fell in Love with my Natural Hair

I don’t remember the first time I got my hair relaxed, I just know that it had “always” been that way. Actually, I don’t have any early memories of my natural hair, which is perplexing to say the least. How could someone go almost 20 years without knowing the true texture of their hair?

Pixie cut relaxed hair

The Challenges of Being  a Full-time Caregiver to an Alcoholic Parent

He told me that he’d kill me. He said it while talking in his sleep, so I didn’t take it personally. I don’t know why this happens, but he fights the same two or three battles every night and shouts the same threats, like he’s reliving something in his dream or planning his next move. It’s always “Ambra, I’ll kill you” and “do not fuck with me,” emphasis on the f. And sometimes it’s “I’ll tear you a new asshole,” “I’m the Devil” and “God, forgive me,” for good measure.

Stack of Books on a Stool
Stack of Books on a Stool

Friendship is a gift, not a guarantee

…Most importantly, my best friendships all share this one thing in common—we give each other the space to grow. Life will ‘happen’ despite our best efforts to control and plan for everything, and the ingredient that I find has been most fruitful in a long-lasting friendship is accepting that people and circumstances will ultimately change.
Happy Birthday, My Love

Happy Birthday, My Love

Dear Eric, It almost feels like we’ve known each other for eternity, like there is no beginning to our relationship and we’ve always just…been. So, it’s fitting that I don’t know where to start this letter. Sure, we met on a certain day, in a specific location. But I...

Friendship is a Gift, Not a Guarantee

Friendship is a Gift, Not a Guarantee

Friendship is a funny, fragile thing. We make friends based on all sorts of criteria like proximity or shared interests. Some friendships are forced upon us through our parents and relatives when we’re young. Other friendships, we chase because we long for connection...

Embracing Vulnerability in a Relationship

Embracing Vulnerability in a Relationship

Ask any single millennial about how dating is going and they’ll likely have chapters of stories of failed dates—like dealing with f*ck boys, being stood up, having awkward one-sided conversations and being propositioned for sex before the server has even brought water...

Why I’m Starting the Year with Gratitude

Why I’m Starting the Year with Gratitude

It's the beginning of the year, so we know what that means--reflections, resolutions and promises to do better and be better. But what if, instead of making resolutions, we decided to focus on being grateful? See, the problem with New Year's Resolutions aren't the...