What’s Your Blueprint?

It’s been a quiet few days, (or was it weeks?) here at Charina.Writes. Actually, I have about three drafts written in my “Charina Writes” folder in my notes application. But quite frankly, it sounded desperate. You know, like I wrote it just for the sake of being intentional. So I am here to admit, that…

I Am Broken. Someone Broke Me.

“No one broke my heart. I broke it myself by staying in a situation where my energy and time was no longer needed/wanted.” I saw this quote flashing before my eyes while I was scrolling mindlessly through my newsfeed. But instead of continuing what I’m doing like I normally do, I stared at it with…

The Day I Finally Grew Up

“I always thought I was a grown-up. It turned out, being a grown-up requires more than my thoughts that I am one…” I wish I could tell you exactly when that was….or what brought about the change. One day, I just woke up feeling like a different person. It’s that change that kind of slaps…

True Connections

Back when I first joined Facebook nine years ago (I think), I thought it was the best thing that ever happened since the internet. Imagine being able to connect to hundreds, even thousands of people and friends that you haven’t talked to or seen for years. Imagine being able to share photos with family within…

{Just Be Kind}

“I don’t understand why it is easier for people to point out “what they think is wrong with others… The other day, I saw a video from a fellow blogger about her being called “an old hag” due to her premature gray hair. Well, it got me. Not really for her gray hair (I have…

Of Purpose & Being Real

“In the midst of what is new, exciting and beautiful….I prefer to see the bruise.” In the age of Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, selfies and the countless filters, applications and “instant” connections that can make us not only look good, feel good and perhaps better than anyone else…..I’ve lost myself. Who Am I? As you…