Real Talk Turns 2!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY REAL TALK! Thank you to all of my readers and subscribers. This year has been one of growth, constant change, and experimenting. Thank you so much for supporting me and trusting my advice. Having a platform to share my life with you all means so much to me. I have learned so much about journalism and myself in this past year.

Dear You


Dear You,

How are you? I hope this letter finds you well. People ask me about you frequently. I tell them that you are doing fine and that you are the proud owner of a beautiful blue BMW. Even though we don’t talk your instagram and twitter tell me everything that I wish to know. I would be lying if I said I missed you, because I don’t. I don’t even yearn to have that one last conversation for “closure.”

I can say with confidence that I never thought I would see the day that we grew apart. Remember those days where when people saw you they saw me and we were never more than 50 feet away from each other? If the sentence began with Ariana it ended with you and vice versa? The days we had to defend our friendship to all of Renaissance Academy because of course we were fucking since there is no way in hell a boy and a girl can be just friends. Or how about when your girlfriends would get jealous over our friendship because they knew deep down inside you would always choose me over them? It’s funny, because I really liked some of them. Or when other girls used to call you bestie? Hahaha I don’t even want to get into that because we both knew what it was. Or how about when I cried because people said I was ugly? You were there for me. Or what about those late night conversations when we would discuss our future? Who knew I would end up in New York and you, Virginia? Or how about when I got my first boyfriend and I couldn’t wait to hear your opinion?

I thought this shit would never end. Besties for life we used to say again and again. August 28,2008. What you thought I would forget? You changed my life forever and I still consider you my friend. I’m tearing up while I write so I guess I miss you just a little bit. You taught me the meaning of friendship, compassion, forgiveness, and loyalty.

Time changes things sometimes for the worst and for the better. I’m still a Kanye fan and his music can’t get any better! I haven’t changed too much but you should be able to tell that if you are reading this letter. Even though we don’t talk just know I’m never far. So Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year because we both always forget to call. I’m sorry for publishing this letter online. Just let me know if you like me to take it down. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get more personal with my readers so they can truly get a sense of who I am. Keep working hard. Trust the timing of your life. The world is yours.

P.S. Your girlfriend is beyond gorgeous!

Love,

Ariana

P is for Prepared


Be active.

Be alert.

Be aware.

Be brave.

Be bold.

Be careful.

Be c.r.e.a.t.i.v.e.

Be consistent.

Be controversial.

Be courageous.

Be edgy.

Be e   ve   ry where.

Be free.

Be grateful.

Be h-a-p-p-y.

Be harmonious.

Be helpful.

Be honest.

Be legendary.

Be loud.

Be loving.

Be loyal.

Be original.

B e p a t i e n t.

Bequirky.

Be real.

Be r;i>s?k/y.

Be sincere.

Be strong.

Be true.

Be visible.

B/e/w/i/l/d.

Be You.

To the Realest


“First thing’s first, I’m the realest.”– Igloo Australia (Iggy Azalea)

I simply couldn’t resist from using one of Igloo Australia’s lyrics as an opening line. It was just too appropriate, but please know that I am well aware of  the reasons why many do not support her rap career.

ANYWAY.

To the Realest,

Whether you are a new subscriber and/or follower or have been rocking with me since 2013, thank you so much for reading.  It means the world to me that you take the time to read my words as I am perfecting my craft.

Have you ever wanted to sit and have a conversation with someone, but felt like you had no one to turn to? Ever want to vent about your whole life to a stranger, then get up and walk away?

If you answered yes to the two questions listed above, then my advice blog is for you. This year I promise to share more of my personal life with you all. My goal is for all adolescent and young adults to gain genuine advice and knowledge that are applicable to their personal lives. How am I going to do that if I do not keep you all well informed of my trails, triumphs, and thoughts? I cannot wait  for you all to read some of my new content. Make use of my contact page! Let me know what you like and don’t like. I’m always open for suggestions, improvements, and constructive criticism.

I am a 20-year-old senior in college. I am a journalism major. Hablo un poco de español. I am the president of an organization at my University. I love Kanye Omari West. I am the product of a single parent household. I use to think no else shared my life experiences. My story is yours. Let’s talk the real talk.

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Best,

Ariana