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. […]

January 28, 2019

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 […]

January 1, 2019

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 […]

November 9, 2018

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 […]

September 4, 2018

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 […]

August 28, 2018

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 […]

August 15, 2018

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 […]

August 2, 2018

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, […]

July 10, 2018

My Top 10 Travel Essentials


Life

Back in the day, traveling used to be a simple and effortless endeavor. Now, the simple thought of flying induces enough stress to send you scurrying as far away from the airport as humanly possible. Though things have definitely become more complicated over the years I am grateful that I am able to keep my […]

July 3, 2018

Lifesaving Apps


Life

Rewind ten years and you’ll find that the term “application” had an entirely different meaning. An application was typically used to describe a form, request or petition and has since evolved to include mobile apps. Most everyone is familiar with mobile apps and likely uses multiple applications to navigate throughout the day. The introduction of […]

June 19, 2018