Turning 21: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned

It’s been a week now since my 21st birthday, and I have to say, I’ve learned somethings. Things they don’t tell you that you feel. I feel…things. Here’s a list of what I’ve learned so far.

1. Beer is GROSS

Surely not ALL beer is gross. But I’ve never been that person who downs an entire beer then says, “WOOOOO MORE! BEER! YA!” If anyone actually even says that…It tastes like straight up booty butt. What is booty butt? You ask? It’s something gross. Uh, yeah.

2.Wine Taste Like Cherry Cough Syrup

(I HATE CHERRIES!!!) LOL Ok, Story time. When I was little, my dad used to give us this cherry cough medicine when we’d get sick. It was so gross, it actually SCARRED me for life. I know, first world probz. ANDDD TV shows have led me to believe that wine is sophisticated and sexy. What’s sexy about it, if I’m making this face while drinking it?!


Weird. I thought a boy’s way of flirting was making a singing vine for you then making a double chin face at the end…BUT THIS IS COOL TOO. While I was in Tempe, (ASU college land) I was meeting some of my mom’s co-workers at a hotel. YES, I WAS WITH MY MOM, BUT HEAR ME OUT FIRST!!! Ok, I can’t come back from that. But basically, the bartender heard I turned 21m and whipped out this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle drink for me. I hardly think he was flirting. But if he was,

4. Parents Look At You Differently

It’s all fun and games till you hit 21. The first thing my parents told me was, “okay…you’re 21 now! Officially a grown up!” Grown..u..p? Grown up? I’m grown up. Grown up I am. I can’t live with my parents 4evr?!!?! Okay, I get it…time to get my “ish” together!

5. I feel FREE!

No more age restrictions! No more, “Can I see your ID? Sorry, you’re not old enough.” “Come out with us!! Oh wait, you’re not 21 yet? Sorry…” “21 and OVER ONLY!!”  FINALLY! I feel like I’ve finally be let out of this tower called, “Underaged”. 😀

Love, Maya



Whether it’s from a relationship, an ex, a friend that’s bringing you down (frenemy), or a job. When all is said and done, what’s next? We all need to make the courageous step to move on! Here are my 5 Ways to Move On!


You cannot be as awkward as her, trust me. Whenever I hear someone say “I’m just socially awkward…” All I hear is, “waaahblahhwaaaahh.” I’ve been guilty of this too. WHY is this stopping you from making friends?! It’s not physically prevent you from making friends. Stop hiding behind this excuse and go talk! Life is about experiences, and experiences come from the people you meet along the way. Okay. The point? Try sparking up a convo. And what if they don’t want to talk to you? K. bai. Simple as that. Be with people who make you think differently and open up your mind. People who challenge, and inspire to be a better YOU. Ultimately, it takes your mind off your ex, friend, or job. If you have all the friends you need, appreciate the friends you do have! Vocalize it. If this gif girl has friends, you can have friends too. Here’s a video on how to make new friends.


This one is a biggie for me. I absolutely despise dancing. (Unless it’s awk dancing. that’s okay.) But you know, sometimes you’re in a cool place, (like maybe at a club in Miami, yes – my personal experience…) And you gotta dance. Instead of being a Debbie Downer…I danced. UGH. I’M THE WORST DANCER. If I want to dance with you, it’s probably because you’re super special to me. SO, YOU BETTA APPRECIATE. It was actually fun. Yes, I probably looked like the ugliest troll dancing among the beautiful people of Miami…but why should that stop anyone? The only one keeping you hostage in that comfort box is YOU. Do something that scares you everyday. Confront. A. Challenge. Once you release yourself from the chains of comfort, you can do anything. It’s  really a mental game. Here’s a video on how to break out of your comfort zone.


Wait, no no no. I thought we’re done with the dancing. (Why are all my gifs dancing btw?!) Chances are you’re probably bored without your significant other, friend, and you might need a new hobby that brings in ca$$$h. If you’re not sure what a side hustle is, or if you need one, hey that’s weird. I wrote a round up about it HERE . Basically, it’s when you have some free time that needs to be filled wisely. Check out that link, baby. Here’s a list of hobbies!
Aww look how pretty you are cleaning your..uh..stones.(Why do they need be cleaned in the first place…EVIL QUEEN!) Calm down. I hate cleaning as much as the next person. But it’s actually proven to clear out your mind. Get rid of everything that reminds you of that person you need to move on from. Yes, even that super awesome Reptar shirt he bought you….saddest day of my life. Stupid jerk.  Holding on to these because of sentimental value is only hurting you. I’m pretty sure they were quick to say baiii to all your stuff. Organize your room, and organize your life. Change up the energy in your room to bring in fresh, new energy. I totally believe in energy, and the power of feng shui. It sounds weird, but just try it. It can only help! Here’s how to Feng Shui your bedroom.
  Reinventing yourself means a new you! Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen with a “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.” Take all the hurt, anger, and sadness and channel it into self growth. All of this must have happened for a reason, right? The reason could be that it’s time to totally change. Get a haircut, or new clothes. Start playing an instrument and write some songs. Do all of this for you. There is no point if you’re trying to prove to your ex, friend, or job, that you are a better you. They are unreliable  people in the first place, and have clearly proven they don’t deserve the new “you”. You get to choose how you feel, not them. Why not choose feel beautiful again? Prove to yourself first that you are worthy, because truth is, you are!  Here’s a video on reinventing yourself.

I hope these helped! I guess I’ll start cleaning my room now…………………….. 

Love, Maya Anjelica Murillo
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 Welcome to Throwback Thursday One Take Sessions! Basically I’m singing these TBT songs in just one take, raw. Hope you enjoy! This is one is called “So Sick” by Ne-yo(2005). I was just 12 years of age when this song came out. It’s actually been one of my favorite songs…………………………….. I confess! haha. Anyway, enjoy! See you next week!!

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My Teen Wolf Obsession

Okay….so i’m a little obsessed with Teen Wolf. Not just because the guys are absolutely gorgeous on the show…the story is good too, i guess. Hahaha Just kidding. I love everything about this show. It’s brilliant and always makes me feel like i’m going to have a mental breakdown. Mostly because i’m waaaaay too attached to the characters. I can’t help it………. Ask BoiFromIpanema . He knows how it feels.

Love, Maya
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“Falling From The Sky” New Original song!

Falling From The Sky by Maya Anjelica Murillo

 Alright. I bet after listening to this you’re thinking, “Oooh. Maya’s in love again!”
Nope. Still a single lady! (woah oh oh, oh oh ohhh oh oh oh) 🙂
Someday though…when it’s meant to be! I’m just in love with the idea of love, and all it’s moments. I think it’s scary, but magical. Something worth waiting for. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this cheesy, yet tasteful Ukulele love song by yours truly 🙂

All my love, Maya
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