5 Truths and A Lie: Part 3


I was recently tagged by Sly Speaks to share a post with facts about myself. Go and check out her well-rounded blog! You can find anything from lifestyle, inspirational and wellness posts. Well, I’m no stranger to sharing my life and I decided to keep the fun game of “Guess My Lie” going after I re-read my previous 2 installments.

You can check them out here:

First Installment and Rules

Second Installment

And now, for the 3rd:

1. I’ve never had surgery.

2. I wear glasses.

3. I published a book.

4. I have 2 last names.

5. I’ve never been to an NBA game.

6. I have 3 degrees.

Take your pick, which one is the lie?! And why did you choose that?

Now it’s your turn! Write 2 truths and one lie ABOUT YOU in the comments below.

Come on, don’t be a party pooper.


5 Truths and A Lie: Part 3

6 Truths and A Lie: Pt 2

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Find Part I and the rules here!

Guess my lie!

1. I have not been to Europe.

2. I worked in a call center earning $4.50 an hour.

3. My middle name is Aaliyah.

4. I didn’t own a ‘smartphone’ until 2012.

5. I’m an only child.

6. I could care less for purses/pocketbooks.


Give me 2 truths and one lie about you!


6 Truths and A Lie: Pt 2

7 Things I Don’t Pretend to Be Good At

57. Checking Voicemail. I presume when I return to work, I will have an excuse to check voicemail. But at this juncture in my life (a full time graduate student) all breaking news do not come in the form of entering pins and listening to automated voice prompts.

6. Shaving. I talk about not liking to shave a lot. I really don’t like to shave my legs. On the scale of 1-10 with 10 being the last “To Do” on my list shaving makes number 11, right after checking voicemail. To make things worse, when I do shave (at the adamant request of others) I usually leave a long trail of hair in the back of my legs. I suppose if I had arms that swiveled all the way around, this wouldn’t be so hard.

5. Makeup. Have you noticed the bags under my eyes in my vlogs? Dark spots? Blemishes? I don’t even put makeup on for vlogging. Why not? Because when it comes to brushes and pencils, I don’t know the difference. I’ve never learned how to blend, foundate or whatever other terms are used to put masks on. I keep things natural and the circus moments at a minimum.

4. Washing Dishes. Can I take care of the dishes for you? are not words you will ever hear me say. I tend to do double takes at my own dishes with crust and other unidentifiables still on them when I’m looking for a clean plate. Dishwashers were invented for people like me!

3. Flossing. You probably think I’m some nasty pig with hairy legs at this point, but hey, I am not ashamed at my non-flossing past. Past, I say, because I’m changing this bad habit after my last torturous visit to the hygenist. Flossing is life (at least 2 times a day).

2. Putting an outfit together. I truly believe this was part of the reason why my ex and I didn’t last. When I am fashionable, it’s usually some random happenstance and not because I planned it. For the most part, I am proud to say my outfits are not dictated by magazines, or what’s in season. I want to be remembered by my smile, a life-changing accessory….


1. Small Talk. Even saying it annoys me. And I’m not the only one to think so.

“It’s so incredibly warm today” “What do you do?” “Can you believe those Ravens?”

What are some things you don’t pretend to be good at?

7 Things I Don’t Pretend to Be Good At

Sav’s Dance

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined -Mark Twain

Sav’s my alter ego, but we have similar dance theories and practice. We both dance a ‘freestyle’ merengue and bachata which basically means we don’t dance by the rules, mix other dance forms to the beat, and if there’s no guy willing to take us out– we will dance in circles by ourselves! (as seen here)

I like bachata and merengue because they are relatively easy and less-structured. Salsa is the dance form I need more help with because it’s more structured and you more than likely you need a partner, and I have a problem following people’s leads. 🙂 I would like to take more lessons in the future, but for now I am content just watching! Here’s a little clip of some Costa Rican salsa dancers!

Music: La Travesia & Bachata en Fukuoka by Juan Luis Guerra.

Sav’s Dance