Do you Dare?
Dare to admit the truth to yourself first, then whisper it to others before proclaiming it loudly. Dare to believe in yourself and your soul’s calling, even if no one else does. Dare to love and be loved. Dare to be YOU!
Latest from the Blog
Personal stories and tips on how to be more self accepting and self reliant in love, adventure and career (laced with pop culture references).
Thinking about vacationing or Honeymooning in French Polynesia but not quite sure if seasonality makes a difference? We visited during shoulder season (April 1 - 10) for our Honeymoon and give a run down below, plus I’ve combined internet research and advice from our...read more
After some thought, Vito and I decided we wanted A/C, restaurants and amenities for our Honeymoon in French Polynesia. So this post includes tips and a budget breakdown on how to indulge responsibly in Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. We also waited until after our...read more
Weddings are beyond stressful to plan, with so much build up and pressure for one day of bliss. And when it’s all said and done, all you have left are your photos, video and memories. It's tough to choose a wedding photographer, but once you swipe right on an...read more
Confessions of a Commitment Phobe Nerd Who Got Engaged Let's start at the beginning, shall we? In elementary school, I only had a couple friends, no inclination for sports, a penchant for Cher Horowtiz skirt suits and straight A’s. But I still thought I was pretty...read more
I have a confession to make. I’ve been obsessively googling “Lena Dunham interview” videos on YouTube for the past few days – sneaking them in the background at work, while I cook, while I tooth brush. Not to mention the frantic episode review searches every Monday,...read more
I was dreading going to Dorio, a tiny village in Messinia Greece where my grandparents live and my mom was born. I’ve been roughly 10 times in 30 years and every single time I swear it’s haunted and I become an anxiety-driven monster. Dorio sits in a valley (of the...read more
Hi my name is Vanessa.
I’m 31 and after years of drama, tears and spinning my wheels (quarter life crisis on steroids), I’ve started a more spiritual, self help approach to life. I think I even see some light at the end of the tunnel.
I don’t pretend to have all the answers but I do try and offer honest, thought provoking perspectives sparked by my personal life journey. Topics covered include:
- Spiritual growth
- Living boldly and deliberately
- Other adulting concerns we can all sing kumbaya about