Alisha Ochoa | Happy 1 Year Blogaversary || Top 5 Posts
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Happy 1 Year Blogaversary || Top 5 Posts

Today marks my one year mark with this blog. I knew it was coming up, and when I checked the calendar it was simply serendipitous. It’s NOW. It’s HERE. Yeah, it marks a lot of writing, hard work and time spend on the computer and in coffee shops, but really it’s about a lot more than that. It marks this relationship with myself, and my commitment to sharing what I know with the community around me. It’s about taking the risk to put myself out there, and taking a risk of failure. To say it’s been an adventure would be an understatement. To say that a lot has changed in my life would be even more of an understatement.

Happy Blogaversary || Top 5 Posts 

  1. Hairy Legs and Spray Tanned Tits A little chat about social constructions, gender norms, and how beauty standards define our identity
    …my sisterfriend and I just had an entire conversation about leg hair. We committed 20 minutes to the value of the gender norms and why we worry about it, or rather if it really keeps your warmer during a Colorado winter”
  2. Interview with Lady Boss: Emily Rehm of Inspired by Em I’m not surprised this one is on the list, my homegirl Emily of Inspired By Em is a huge inspiration to me. Her talent as a photographer, videographer, and creative genius is something that everyone should envy. She has taught me so much about everything from vulnerability to business standards. I’m honored to call her one of my best friends. Here’s a peak about what working with her is like (spoiler: it’s amazing!)
    It was late afternoon and we sat on her comfy white couch sipping on lattes from a local coffee shop, laughing in between questions, and jamming out to Justin Beiber with absolutely no shame. She let me bombard her with questions about her inspirations, her fears, her goals, and of course her business.”
  3. The Kindness Chronicles: Enjoy the Read I absolutely love that is one made it on the list. It just goes to show that kindness is contagious, and that the small details and little acts of good can make a huge difference.
    “So here was this stranger, someone I had never met before, leaving me a gift. A simple act of kindness that made my day so much better. Sometimes, I lose a little faith in humanity. I see people who intentionally hurt others, or manipulate situations out of vengeance or selfishness. I hear about cases of abuse and violence and shootings. I hear about all these cringyworthy details and it makes my heart ache for the world. But this random act of kindness from a stranger is what makes it ache a little bit less, and sometimes even smile. And it’s something I think we need a little bit more of”. 
  4. Living in a World of Creatives || Adventures to the Salton Sea My friends and I adventured to the Anza Boreggo Desert for some fun. We took a day trip, full wardrobe, good camera (better photographer) and some good tunes. Here’s what we came up with.
    “We rolled up and soon realized that it wasn’t sand, but a mixture of sea shells and fish bones poking into our feet. As I looked around, I was overwhelmed by the high contrast of beauty from the landscape and the morbidity of the desolate town. There was a mysterious lake in front of us, towering mountains all around, with burnt town homes and graffitied trailers littered in between. Basically, it was the perfect spot for a photoshoot, with the perfect people.”
  5. Suns Out Buns Out: 6 Tips for the Ultimate Bikini Body Why should we shame our bodies, when they’re these glorious, amazing, strong vehicles in which we live our lives? Let’s love them instead. 6 Tips for the Ultimate Bikini Body explores self worth in a world of body shaming, and loving yourself just the way you are.
    “With bikini season, comes a lot of self doubt, a lot of insecurities, and a lot of shaming. Bikinis show almost the whole sha-bang. I mean, the smaller the better, right? You’re basically wearing your underwear in public, and calling it by a different name. I can’t tell you how many times my friends have told me, “I’m fat”, “I HAVE to go to the gym”, “I hate my love handles”, or some other bullshit self-hate within the past few weeks, and frankly, I’m getting sick of it.”

 

So there you have it, this is what you liked the most. What you read, what you shared, and what you clicked on. I love celebrating these life marks because they remind me of how much I’ve grown and what I’ve accomplished– personally and professionally. Thank you so much for all the support. I couldn’t be more grateful.

 

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