The Not So “Judgment Free Zone”

Life

I’m heartbroken. No, I didn’t lose a loved one of mine, I didn’t break anything, and I didn’t just watch my favorite team lose the big game.  I forgot my headphones at home when I left for the gym. So here I am, enduring silence for an hour as I slave away on the treadmill. […]

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Thank You, 2018

Life, Real World

This year wasn’t perfect. I didn’t get everything I wanted and my plans didn’t turn out faultlessly. There was struggle, frustration, bouts of hopelessness, and doubt. I made wrong decisions and I wasn’t always sensible. Before I convince you that 2018 was a year with little value, I want you to know that within the […]

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Black Friday Bargains

Life

Stop what you’re doing because Black Friday sneak peeks are swarming the internet. If you are like me, shopping is more of a lifestyle and less of a task which is why this semi-fabricated holiday is one of the most anticipated days of the year in my book. If perusing products and standing in mile-long […]

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A Coffee Cup of Knowledge

Life, Real World

There are a lot of traits I inherited from my mother and one of those characteristics is that I can talk to anyone. Give me a soccer mom, a Harley biker or a tree and I can go on about who knows what for hours. Typically, these conversations are agile and casual but there are […]

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The Not So “Judgment Free Zone”


Life

I’m heartbroken. No, I didn’t lose a loved one of mine, I didn’t break anything, and I didn’t just watch my favorite team lose the big game.  I forgot my headphones at home when I left for the gym. So here I am, enduring silence for an hour as I slave away on the treadmill. […]

Thank You, 2018


Life, Real World

This year wasn’t perfect. I didn’t get everything I wanted and my plans didn’t turn out faultlessly. There was struggle, frustration, bouts of hopelessness, and doubt. I made wrong decisions and I wasn’t always sensible. Before I convince you that 2018 was a year with little value, I want you to know that within the […]

Black Friday Bargains


Life

Stop what you’re doing because Black Friday sneak peeks are swarming the internet. If you are like me, shopping is more of a lifestyle and less of a task which is why this semi-fabricated holiday is one of the most anticipated days of the year in my book. If perusing products and standing in mile-long […]

A Coffee Cup of Knowledge


Life, Real World

There are a lot of traits I inherited from my mother and one of those characteristics is that I can talk to anyone. Give me a soccer mom, a Harley biker or a tree and I can go on about who knows what for hours. Typically, these conversations are agile and casual but there are […]

Myths and Misconceptions


Life

When I was younger, I avoided coffee like the PLAGUE in fear that it would stunt my growth. Horror struck my core when I swallowed a piece of gum knowing that it would sit in my stomach for seven whole years. I can’t be the only one who has fallen prey to the jaws of […]

American Agenda


Life

I was always under the impression that material items would provide lasting joy in my life. The thought of carrying a new purse or wearing the newest line of Nikes was exhilarating and I (like many people) started to view my self worth in terms of the objects I owned. It was only after some […]

The Problem with Perfectionism


Wellness

If you’ve ever found yourself in an interview then you’ve likely been faced with the question “what is your greatest weakness”? This is a toughie. You want to provide your potential employer with a believable flaw while convincing them that you are not a complete failure. One of the most common answers used by thousands […]

The Wonderful World of Amazon


Life, Style

I know it’s difficult to believe, but 5 years ago, people actually had to go to the store to buy all their necessities. Prized kitchen gadgets came from newly-stocked shelves in the back of the supermarket and people had to break a sweat sorting through sale racks to find an outfit to wear to their […]

I Wouldn’t Have Changed a Thing


Real World

To say I took the “normal” educational path in college would be a downright lie. Amid knowing exactly what I wanted to do since I was in middle school, I found myself questioning my future an exploring my interests throughout the time at my university. Those who are close to me have heard my stories […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Starbucks


Life

I take it that you’ve heard of this place before. Maybe once or twice in your life. If you’re lucky, you may have even stepped foot inside one. I’m talking about my unparalleled weakness: Starbucks. Walking into one of their stores is an experience all in itself. You’ll see everyone from the sleep-deprived college student, […]