I’ve always been a fan of Pura Vida Bracelets. I remember seeing them in cute bowls at the register counter at Pac Sun. One day I googled them and automatically fell in love. Not only did they have many cute, simple bracelets (since I’m a fan of the simple), they also have a large portion of their bracelets supporting charities. At first, I only bought my sister and I matching bracelets just to see how they were overall. When they came in the mail in cute pouches with stickers, I asked, “Why do they feel so weird?” Pura Vida Bracelets are wax-coded to prevent them from wear and tear, especially for those who swim often. After a couple of days, I bought more.
Pura Vida Bracelets sells a variety of bracelets and accessories. My favorite bracelet is the Diabetes Awareness in red and gray. For all charity bracelets, for every $5 spent, $1 gets donated to the charity. Since this is the only bracelet they have supporting diabetes, I bought a few. My family has a history of diabetes, and I felt that it’s something I’d love to support and donate to.
Because of my strong interest in Pura Vida Bracelets, I applied to be a sales representative. When I first applied, I heard nothing back for months. However, because I’m the person to strive and never give up on my interests, I applied one more time about a month ago. A few days ago, I received an email saying that I made the cut! YAY! I can now support and advertise PV by promoting my personal code for customers! I’m so excited for this new journey. And who knows, maybe this will spark a future career interest!
Code: ASANTIAGO10 for 10% off at checkout.
Take chances. Find your passion.
On June 26th, 2015, the divided Suprme Court finally decided to allow same-sex marriage for the United States. I can honestly say that I was so excited when I heard the news. Years of fighting for equal rights have paid off for so many people! No matter what one’s sexual orientation is, every human deserves the right to be treated equally. The few friends and family I have that are gay are actually some of the most influential people I’ve ever met. One’s sexual orientation is a personal choice, and it doesn’t make them any different from everyone else. We all work, go out, travel, and have fun. Many issues about this dealt with religion, but at PRIDE CHICAGO, many of the organizations involved were in fact churches! Legalizing same-sex marriage, in my opinion, is a turning point for America.
Chicago’s 46th annual Pride Parade was yesterday (Sunday), and apparently it was the best one in years. For my first time going, I had an AMAZING time. Streets were filled with excitement! All I saw were people screaming, chanting, singing, smiling, and just having a great time. I’ve never experienced such a positive environment, and it made me so glad to be a part of my community. I appreciate what I have around me.
I wish I took more photos, but I was having too much fun catching beads and dancing!
A few months ago, I took the initiative to try detoxing. I’ve always been athletic and curious about the things that can transform one’s body. Detoxing was never something I wanted to actually try until I saw an ad on Facebook on my Amtrak ride heading home for Spring Break. I was next to a best friend of mine, and we began a long conversation about health; we eventually came up with the idea to try the Skinny Teatox together (http://skinny-teatox.com). I honestly hesitated to purchase the 14-Day package, but something told me to go for it. For days I talked about Skinny Teatox to friends. I was anxious! Once I received an email from my dorm community center saying a package came in, I was even more excited. The next morning I started my 14-Day journey, and I’m glad to say I enjoyed it. I started noticing changes in my body about 5-7 days after my first day. Even though it was 14 days, I did make a difference and gave me a positive feeling about myself. In a month I’ll be going on family vacation to Puerto Rico, so I plan to do another 14-day journey with Skinny Teatox (I hope I win the contest!)
Quote of the day (missing my Russian class): Важно не то, как долго ты прожил, а как хорошо жил. (How well you live makes a difference, not how long.)