Favorite Posts from YS.COM

I figured before the month ended, I’d share some of my favorite blog posts from YS.com from this past blog year. This year has been record breaking for me in all of my ten years of blogging, and I’ve managed to branch out and meet some incredible writers here in this blogosphere. Enjoy some of my favorite posts below, and don’t forget to let me know what some of your favorites are too!


This Is My Voice
“It’s hard being associated with creatives. I know, trust me. We creatives take what we experience from near and far and turn it into art. Not revenge, but art. Because a true artist creates for the beauty of things and the possible lessons and revelations to share, and not to cause pain or harm to others. We creatives take private matters and turn them into a product. But it’s not because we do not respect or believe in privacy.”

You Chose To Consume This
“I’ve come to realize that I am an acquired taste, and if the flavoring of my words do not sit well with you, do not consume my thoughts and tales. Don’t waste your time trying to digest my blog posts. Be Vitamin-Y deficient. This blog is a direct representation of me, my thoughts and everything in between. It’s called “Yetti-Says” for a reason. I stand behind my words, I own the fuck out of them.”

Tomorrow is November / 9 Days Till 26 Years Old
“But this year I have nothing to hide, thus this year will be different. This year will be the first year that I am okay. This year will be the first year since age 20 that I do not feel behind, that I do not dread another year, and that I am thankful for the year that I have had. This year will be the first year in three years that I am not heartbroken. This year will be the first year I actually spend my birthday smiling. Because this year I feel somewhat whole. This year I feel like I’m in the right place. This year I feel happiness in the midst of crazy.”

Men Say: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!
“I guess this would fall under the part of my bio where I stated that I’d be providing the uncensored truth. This round of questions are all about sex (Sorry Mummy and Mama Ellen!). You asked, they answered. This post is a little long so grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine  and check out what the men had to say about certain hot topics of the average twenty-something-yr-old’s sex life!”

Reader Question: Insecurities, Social Anxiety & Choosing Happiness
“Falling in love with the being that you are is certainly not easy, and it’s not always peachy keen. You’ll still have moments where you are hard on yourself. It’s normal. The easy part is making the decision to choose to be good to you. Choose happiness. You make decisions everyday that are to better yourself. You choose to get an education. You choose to provide yourself with nourishment. Tationa, choose to relieve your mind. Choose your mental being.”

Imperfection At Its Finest – I is for Imperfect
“Being imperfect is being human.  Accepting the things that make you the person you are is probably the best thing you can do for yourself. Let go of what others think you should be. Take in only the truths about yourself that you know to be true and reject the labels and negativity other’s post into your life.”


Do We Choose Struggle?
“Not only that, I think a struggle is only a struggle if you choose to see it that way. We all have moments where life is shitty, but it’s really up to you to allow it to stop you from living. There is always the option to  push through with a “shit happens, but I’ll make it through” mindset. This is something I have been trying to adopt for a while now, slowly but surely I’m mastering it.”

The Women Respond to Men Say: Love
“Do men and women love differently? Simply stated… YES. To me that is as obvious as the sky is blue. Does that mean women love harder than men or vice versa? I would say no. When you get down to the core of what love is, what it means, and how it feels, I believe we feel it the same way but express it differently. I think women are more brainwashed on what we think and feel love should LOOK like.”

Being Single Is Taboo For Women
“You may experience a few single weeks, months or years, you’ll date a few trolls that won’t understand your awesomeness, you’ll find your prince charming when least expected or maybe you’ll find that having yourself is just enough for you. Whichever the case, it’s fine, it’s an experience, and if turned towards a positive light you’ll grow and learn from it. Hey, maybe even enjoy it.”

Suicide, Depression & Therapy [p2]
“I think one of the main problems here is that the world does not recognize all mental illnesses. It’s not severe unless it’s a well known personality disorder. Not even that, it has become something that has been labeled as taboo for years. It’s kept hush-hush, no one wants to speak about it, and the results of this are people who are ashamed to admit they have a mental illness, ashamed to seek help, or are completely blind to the possibilities. But that’s a post for another day.”

You’re Pretty For a Dark-Skinned Chick
“It’s as though we’re cultivating self-hatred, holding onto beliefs from the age of slavery. I used to ignore the ignorance, give the compliment the benefit of the doubt. But I am a believer of speaking intentionally, there is life and death in the power of the tongue. So choose your words carefully, phrase it exactly the way you meant it to be taken.”


The Chase
“Embrace uncertainty. Love the fuck out of it. Because the very same uncertainty that may throw you off your route may detour you towards something better. Sometimes your plan is not for you. The very first time I took on uncertainty was when I allowed myself to fall in love. 3 years later, I had an incredible relationship, a painful ass break-up but I came out with a whole new perspective on my life and it’s purpose.”

Dear Ambitious Woman
“This is  for the woman who got a late state: Keep going. Whatever it is that you’re aiming for? Keep going. It’s not too big to deal with. It’s not impossible to get there. It’s not too late to begin. And it sure enough is not too advanced, or too complicated. It’s needed. You need it. So keep pushing.”


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