High highs to Low Lows

High highs to Low Lows

Twenty-six was filled with a lot of highs and a lot of lows, these 15 songs helped me get through one of the most emotionally challenging years of my life.

  1. High highs to lows lows - This is what I would title my entire 20s.

  2. SHE - I am She.

  3. Nāvi - It’s been 495 days since I discovered this song, and I still love it.

  4. See You Again - This song always puts me in a great mood

  5. Earfquake - Song of the year, it’s very ironic how much I love this song since I’m terrified of earthquakes.

  6. idontwannabeyouanymore - a song for when you absolutely despise yourself

  7. Girls Need Love - Summer Walker said it best.

  8. QUEENS - This song helped me with the unexpected passing of a dear friend, she was a queen in my eyes.

  9. I Miss You

  10. Pink + White - This song sounds even better at the beach

  11. Until Next Time - Until we meet again Mercedes & Tay ❤️

  12. Million Years Ago - This song helps ease some existential dread…sometimes 🤪

  13. Sunflower - This song literally helped me get out of bed the past 365 days

  14. Get Well Soon - From me to me 💕

  15. Listen Before I Go - This song makes me feel so many emotions, it’s hard for me to write them all down.

It's my party, I can cry if I want to

It's my party, I can cry if I want to

Well it’s official, I’m 26.

Birthdays are always a weird time for me.
I always start off excited about my birthday, but as the days pass in September, I become less enthused.

And this birthday was WEIRD.

My September started off with a funeral of a friend who passed, and who was also 26.
So most of September, that was the number one thing on my mind.
Also looming on my mind, was the “birthday anniversary” that me and my cousin shared, which I now celebrate alone, since he passed away last year at the age of 22.

Needless to say, I didn’t want to celebrate my birthday.
I felt guilty about celebrating my life, while others were suffering.
I didn’t feel worth celebrating.
I didn’t understand why I was here, and the two loved ones mentioned above, aren’t here.

BUT my amazing friends thought I was worth celebrating.
So much so that they threw me a surprise party, which I have ALWAYS WANTED.
(That’s so conceited to have always wanted a surprise party isn’t it? Oh, well)
My friends surprised me at a Drag Show brunch for my birthday. It was my first drag show as well, it was all amazing. I had such a great time, I’m so thankful to have had such a joyous occasion with basically my favorite people (shout out to the fam bam).

The first day of September started off with a funeral and the last day of September, I ended with a celebration with my closest LA friends. And apparently that’s life? I don’t really know, I think I’m supposed to be wiser at 26, but all I know is, I think that was the best birthday I’ve ever had 💓

Special thanks to: Sequoia, Andrew, Valeria, Mia, Antoinette, Pasquale, Fernando, Allen, Eric, Allen, Natalie, Mycah, and Garrick 💓

Special thanks to: Sequoia, Andrew, Valeria, Mia, Antoinette, Pasquale, Fernando, Allen, Eric, Allen, Natalie, Mycah, and Garrick 💓

I Don't Understand.

I have so many emotions running through me these days it's hard to put into words.
I've never lost someone close to me, it's weird.
All of my free time consists of a constant replay of our memories together.
I don't understand.

I'm trying to comprehend all of these emotions, I figured writing them out would help.
But it's not helping.
Everyone keeps saying it'll get easier as time passes, but it hasn't.
I don't understand.

Nothing makes sense. How am I supposed to celebrate my birthday, when such a precious life has ended?

Really trying to understand, but I don't.

Move To LA They Said, It'll Be Easy They Said


Move To LA They Said, It'll Be Easy They Said

No one actually said that.....

2018 has been a whirl wind, I really thought I was getting ahead of this whole adulting thing, but boy was I wrong. It hasn't been all bad though, just a test of will and patience.

I'm curating a California bucket list for the summer...
(If you have any suggestions feel free to leave a comment)

But since it's been so long since I've done an update, I thought I'd rattle off a list of firsts I've tackled thus far:

My first trip to Disneyland

Thrilling, exhilarating, and magical
The best part was Haunted Mansion was decorated for the Christmas holiday season. But now my mission is to put all of my LA friends in my pocket, and drag them to Disney World (because they've never ever been, I know it should be a crime).


My first concert in LA


Loud, energetic, riveting

Dua Lipa was first time standing in general admission for a concert. It was SO much fun though.
It was also my first time attending a concert at venue as intimate as the Palladium.
It felt like one huge dance party


My first Shabbat

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Warm, joyful, soulful
OK so I went to my first shabbat dinner and it was amazing. I loved every minute of it, the food, the conversation, the traditions and prayers. I could honestly eat challah every day, with every meal and not complain.


My first car accident

Not my favorite first, but it happened. Although I am still sore and I absolutely hate driving in the rain. I am extremely blessed and fortunate that I along with the other person, was able to walk away from the accident.

I also survived the Great California Tsunami.


Technically it was just a Tsunami **warning** , that only lasted 15 minutes, and technically the warning was for the West Coast, but apparently the area that I live in is SAFE from tsunamis....great information to know before a tsunami warning.

I've also lived through three baby earth quakes, and if you're wondering why yes I did cry through most of them, it's built character though.

My next post will be Tiffany's California Manual, it'll be a list of things everyone should know before moving here.

Here are the first five rules:
1. You must know how to parallel park.
2. You must know how to parallel park.
3. You must know how to parallel park.
4. You must know how to parallel park.
5. It's nothing like La La Land


**please leave a bucket list suggestion in the comments 💓**


My Life in Disney Movies Pt. I

My Life in Disney Movies Pt. I

You ever have that moment when you're watching a movie and you really and genuinely connect with the character?


The perfect example.

Y'all know that part when Moana dreams (and sings) of nothing but sailing where the line meets the sea?


She's all excited about this new adventure.
Ready to prove herself, wind in her hair, pep in her step, pig by her side.

And then shit hits the fan.


Okay, things don't quite hit the fan, but she struggles.
She has a minor setback and has to try again.


I'm Moana.


I'm just trying to ride this wave of life y'all.
My line meets the sea is California (just go along with the analogy).
And my minor setback is just figuring stuff out and being patient with myself.

Ya know I'm learning new things.


I'm navigating these jam-packed roads.

Figuring out the rules of beach...and by beach I mean the ridiculous parking.


And taking down anyone who gets in my way




But I have befriended some life long pals along the way.


My favorite thing about Moana is how determined and driven she is.
Even when she is up against a lava monster (live representation of the California DMV)



My parents would always say you have to be willing to handle whatever life throws at you.
And now that I'm on my own, I guess....they we were right.





**There's a slight possibility I might have watched too many Disney movies**

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

I moved to Cali.
I can't even believe I'm typing those words.

I started my new job a few weeks ago and it's been great.
It's fast pace and can be a little hectic at times (i.e. breaking political news), but I love the videos that I get to produce and edit.
It's been great getting to know my co-workers.
And everyone's been super helpful and welcoming.
I love having so many people around my age to work with.

But I'm not going to lie, this move was a bit challenging.
I think I handled it pretty well, the most stressful part about California is parking.
I have anxiety thinking about moving my car! The idea of walking at night has me nervous which is why I don't drive as much as I should.

But now that I know my way around a little bit, and remember how to parallel park, I do feel a bit better.

But I am happy!
Work is challenging, but in a good way. It makes me think differently, and I feel as if I'm constantly improving in the stories that I pitch and my video editing skills.
Butttttt I don't want to get ahead of myself, I've only been here for three weeks.

I've connected with some Auburn grads and made some new friends, which is good.
Because, even though I put up a front, I actually miss my family a bit (but I'm not going to tell them that :P

Besides the weather and my new job, the best part of LA has been the food.


Also, I have a killer view from my apartment.

Let's actually praise the Lord for a second because this whole adulting thing???
WHEW. Can't believe I'm actually doing it.

Anyways, if you've been wondering, I'm doing alright!
There have been some hard days, but I just think about all of the blessings and wonderful opportunities God has given me, and I can't help but smile.


Tiffany Sheri

Lights, Camera, Action

I'm kind of obsessed with television shows, and one of my favorite things to do is visit tapings of my favorite shows.

Obviously photography is not allowed during the taping of a show, so most of these photos occurred before or after the taping.

I love the experience, the lights, all of the cameras, watching the crew work together, the applause of the audience, all of it.

I've seen The Late Late Show with James Corden (twice), The Chelsea Show, The Ellen Show, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and I interned at Good Morning America for a summer.

Each show has its own experience and I don't think I could pick a favorite. 
Left on my bucketlist is Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Show, and Live with Jimmy Kimmel.


I'm struggling to finish '13 Reasons Why' because I can't stop thinking about my classmate who ended his own life

I'm struggling to finish '13 Reasons Why' because I can't stop thinking about my classmate who ended his own life

It didn't hit me hard until yesterday.
I hadn't thought about Thomas since 2015 when I received the email that he had died. 
I can't say me and Thomas were the best of friends. We had a few classes together at Auburn, and we worked on a few group projects together.
I would see T at work every so often as well.

Watching '13 Reasons Why' makes me question, could I have done something to save him? Were there signs that I missed? Could I have been a better classmate? A better friend?
When someone passes, people often say nothing but nice things about that person, but I can honestly say that Thomas was one of the nicest and happiest people that I knew...or at least I thought he was happy.

It makes me sad that this person was in so much pain, that he decided to take his life at the age of 22. Yesterday oddly enough was the two year mark since his funeral and also the first time I've thought about him since he died. I thought about changing his name for the sake of this post, but Thomas deserves to be remembered and talked about.

His death really didn't hit me until I walked past a plaque in the Student Center. Auburn made a certificate in memoriam to him, to basically take place of the degree that he would have earned.
That plaque ate me up for awhile, and I avoided that part of the Student Center. 
We should have graduated college together. We should be messaging each other about how terrible and harsh of a grader Ms. Jessica was and how impossible our Public Speaking final was. We should, we should, we should be:

I left that intentionally blank because there is no time for should anymore.

I'm hoping that with this post comes a release of the confusion of emotions that I've been feeling.
I also encourage anyone reading this to reach out to a friend that you haven't spoken to in awhile, you never know what a person is going through.

Adulting made easy

Adulting made easy

Everyone loves foodstagrams.

I signed up for one of those meal prep plans that you often hear about. 
Most people who sign up for these either rave about the meal service or rant about it.
I'm just here to share pictures of delicious food I made. 
To be fair to the other recipes, these are the only pictures I took in account of I usually ate all of my food before realizing I didn't capture the moment.

Sweet n Smoky pork chop over Basmiti rice

Seasoned chicken with Brussel sprouts, parsnip, and carrots

Ginger beef with asparagus over Basmati rice

Sausage bologenese

I love cooking and baking, and since you're here, let me share with you this yummy pasta.
**But I had to like, go to the store, and purchase the items myself, what a challenge, omg**

Garlic shrimp pasta

**obvious sarcasm



It's award season! Award season is one of my favorite seasons, coming in a close second, after the holiday season.
I've been excited for Grammy day since Beyonce dropped her visual album Lemonade last April.
If you're reading this, know that I am undoubtedly one of the biggest Bey fans, so between the nominations, her performance, AND the Beytwinsey announcement I might faint from all the excitement.

Let's take a moment to reflect on how music was MAJOR in 2016.
I purchased a handful of albums last year, you read that right, this millennial PURCHASED ALBUMS.

Anyways, below are some of my Grammy predictions.
We all know this year's show is going to come down between Adele and Beyonce.
And while I absolutely love them both, I feel so bad for Justin Bieber.

Purpose is a GREAT album, I know the world likes to give Biebs hell for his mistakes, but this body of work was actually fantastic.
Not to mention, the 13 music videos that accompanied the album are superb, I encourage you to check them out.

I can't wait to see all of the dresses, performances, awkward acceptance speeches, political shade, subtle shade, and hilarious jokes from Sir Corden.

(Is anyone else thinking Drake is skipping the Grammy's because of Rihanna, no just me?)

I would like to take this moment to also say that I will be severely disappointed if James Corden does not use his Grammy hosting air time to ask Beyonce to do Carpool Karaoke.

#Sorry #Don'tBeSorry #NoNoNahh

This week I met the stranger who unknowingly helped me get my first job

This week I met the stranger who unknowingly helped me get my first job

Talk about coming full circle.
We all know the job search is TOUGH.
The cover letters, uploading your resume, manually typing your resume out and then the worst part:

(Some people even like sing for jobs...what has the world come to?)

Back in September 2016, I came across a LinkedIn post from a Mr. Jason Meucci.
I didn't know Mr. Meucci, but I saw that he had previously worked at CNN and his LinkedIn posts were always being shared across my feed, so I followed him. What a blessing it was that he shared a post for an open video production position at where? You guessed it USA Today.

I immediately reached out to the contact provided for the position, and was scheduled for an interview. And then a few weeks later I learned I had actually gotten the job!

So what a coincidence it was yesterday when I met Mr. Meucci for the first time! He is actually the former boss of one of my coworkers. As my coworker was introducing Mr. Meucci to all of us at USA Today, I was like....wait a second. I KNOW THAT GUY! Well kind of...
So after the introductions, of course I had to thank him for sharing that LinkedIn post back in September because it changed my life. He changed my life and he didn't even know me.

One of use has our eyes closed, but you'll never know which one of us thanks to these cool shades.

One of use has our eyes closed, but you'll never know which one of us thanks to these cool shades.

So the point of this blog post is you should talk to strangers more (kidding).
The point: is really you never know how much of a blessing you can be to someone else.
And I hope that I can be a blessing to someone like Jason Meucci was to me.

My Life in GIFs


My Life in GIFs

The best part about being me is, I know what I want. The worst part is, knowing what I want haunts me at night.

If I could describe my current state of mind, it would be Satisfied from Hamilton.
I am never satisfied, I am always thinking about the next step, and the next step, and the next step. 

I think I've watched too many Disney movies (did I mention I also worked in Magic Kingdom), because here I am at 24 thinking, there's got to be more to life than this. And to be honest my life isn't terrible, I mean it could be better (it's just not what I pictured).

**Me every morning when I wake up***

But actually me

Ya girl is real life Princess Tiana. Except my froggy prince isn't coming any time soon, but I have run into a toad or too before..(we'll come back to these similarities later).

The real question here: Is it bad to go after what you want?
Are you crazy or determined for doing so?

Do you ever get the feeling people don't want you to go after your dreams, because they didn't go after theirs? I'm generally curious and finding myself asking this question all the time.

I am often told to take it one step at a time, but let's be real if you could walk before you could crawl, wouldn't you?


Tiffany's Millennial Dictionary

Here lies a group of words that I and people my age may use, and their definition, this post will be updated throughout time.

Real Adult - An adult who has their sh*t together.
example: Omg my taxes are due, let me ask a real adult what this code means.

**Kanye Shrug** - The body language for "sorry I'm not sorry"

Quavo-ing - Reference stems from Quavo of the trio, Migos.
Quavo-ing means to ad lib words in the background.


The Beginning

Welcome to my blog!

I'm really just here to throw some words together, tell some jokes, and occasionally document my life in a song.