Unfortunately, this blog post may crush the dreams of every premarital girl out there who, like I used to, fantasizes about the day she gets to be a bride and have her own wedding. First, let me make one thing clear: I hate having to write this post, I really do...but, as a 28-year-old newly… Continue reading The harsh truth about wedding planning.
Because it's been about two months since my last blog post, I feel the need to make up for lost time. So heed my warning now that the end of this post will be a long feed of motivational Pinterest quotes that have gotten me through this recent transition period in my life. You're welcome,… Continue reading How changing careers changed my life.
A little over a month ago, on July 31st, my now fiancé and I offiically got engaged after four and a half years together, and all I can really say is that it was a total whirlwind of emotion. Every girl dreams about that moment, and if you're anything like me, you probably even obsess… Continue reading The things that do and don’t matter when they propose.
On the one year anniversary of my first ever blog post (linked here for your reading pleasure), I thought it was only fitting for this next one to be a sort of "update" or "Part Two" of that story...my story. As I detail in that post, this time last year I was in a bit… Continue reading So you want to change careers? Here’s what people don’t tell you.
One of the most stressful parts about graduating college is figuring out your next chapter: where are you going to work? This is of course assuming that a full-time job is your chosen next step, vs. something a little more unconventional like traveling the world (which I sometimes wish I had done). And while certain… Continue reading Interview tips to land the job.
Whether you are 13, 25, or 59 years old, I think we are all always experiencing the push and pull between self-love and self-deprecation. I'm not sure that ever really goes away...but I do know that, as of late, I'm on the winning end of that tug-a-war way more often than I was at 16.… Continue reading Self-love is a constant journey.
I think we can all agree that there is nothing more convenient in college than being able to walk a few steps across the hall to visit your friends in their dorm room. And if you go to a small college like I did, chances are you bump into them on campus all the time… Continue reading Appreciate the days when your friends are close by and together.
"I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life." - Maya Angelou I know I have written a few blog posts on this channel about money, and careers, and passions. And I still stand by those posts because I do believe it's important to have a job that you… Continue reading Never let what you do define who you are.
Okay, so for this month's post we are gonna take a break from the deep, introspective topics that I usually write about, and instead focus on something more light-hearted...sound good? Good. I want to talk about apartment hunting! And of course I'm still going to share what I've learned from my own experiences, because, well… Continue reading The must haves and must dos when renting your first apartment.
When all of this chaos began last March, I was pretty burnt out and didn't even know it. If you know me, you know I am someone who loves to keep moving and doing and socializing, and before quarantine, I thought that was the way I thrived as a result of my extroversion. And then… Continue reading How the COVID-19 quarantine helped me find my passions again.
With all of these blog posts that I’ve written about love, careers, friendships (the basics), one thing I haven’t talked about at all that so many twenty somethings are trying to navigate right now is money. And despite the title of my blog, managing money was in fact a major topic of conversation growing up… Continue reading Everything I’ve learned about managing money.
I understand that certain things in our lives are correlated with a particular point in time. [While there are some exceptions] for the most part, we all start driving at the same time, attend high school at the same ages, and then once college is over, we are supposed to be in charge of our… Continue reading Don’t live your life by someone else’s “timeline”.
When I first started working a “big girl job” five years ago, the ability to work remote was really at the hand of an individual organization and their preferred policy. In my time so far at two different companies, their preferences couldn’t be more opposite (One was pretty supportive, the other simply didn’t believe in… Continue reading How to find motivation [for anything] while stuck at home.
Mom: "I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed." We all know it, we all hate it. And there's a reason those words hit so hard... It's because we tend to over worry about other people's feelings, especially the people we care most about like friends or family members. We innately want to make sure they are… Continue reading It’s okay to choose yourself even if you will disappoint other people.
You know that super cliche quote that goes “life begins at the end of our comfort zone”? Well, it may be VERY overused as desktop screen savers and dorm room wall art (about 92% positive I even had this canvas in my apartment for a whole year after graduation), but it’s also not entirely wrong… Continue reading You need to get comfortable being uncomfortable.
We are going to categorize this blog post as a "Part Two" of a recent one I wrote a few weeks ago...which also gives me the added benefit of shamelessly plugging it right now if you haven't read it yet. Linked here for your reading pleasure 🙂 In that post, I wrote about how critical… Continue reading What to do when you fall out of love with him, but still love his family.
We know we're all guilty of it, present company very much included (Hi, me). From the time we are kids, we are constantly dreaming about the greener grass of an age older than ours. (See: Thomas Rhett's lyric video to "Sixteen" for a poetic synopsis of this post.) Sometimes we look up to our older… Continue reading Stop searching for what’s next, and enjoy what is now.
Way more than anyone needs to hear this, I need to write this. For myself. I confess. I have been ignoring and neglecting my passions for years, and the void I feel as a result of that is finally coming to a head. I love to write—no, scratch that, I NEED to write. It is… Continue reading Don’t run from your passions; chase them.
So sometimes we just stay. Sometimes staying is easier than changing. Except staying doesn't make us happy, it makes us trapped.
A lot of people credit millennials as the social media generation, and while they wouldn’t be wrong, the start of social media in the early 2000’s was way less influential than it is today. We are talking about having a top friends list on MySpace and a-now-very-embarrassing username on AIM messenger (“shoppinggirl18”, nice to meet… Continue reading Social media lies to you, so don’t let it define you.
Bottom line: spend your time on this Earth wisely, and spend it with the people who matter most to you.
Ironically, the idea for this blog post came as I was having a conversation with my best friend, who also happens to be my longest running friend, clocking in at nine years, six months and three days (shout-out to you, giggles). Before, and even after her though, I had a lot of friendships that didn’t… Continue reading Friends will come and go your whole life, until they stay.
Okay, I know the timing of this post is a little sensitive since no one can really do any traveling right now, but it also kind of makes my point hit harder in some ways.... sorry, getting there. Stay with me guys. I was blessed with a childhood full of family vacations. I mean, we’ve… Continue reading You’ll regret not traveling every chance you get.
Alright this one goes out to all my readers who currently occupy a relationship status of “taken”, “whipped”, “weighed down by the old ball in chain”, or any other related clichés in that category. Have any of you ever heard of something called the 80/20 rule? And no, it has nothing to do with the… Continue reading About the 80/20 rule.
Let me preface this post saying that everything you are about to read comes from a place in my life where I am very content and satisfied in the love department (wow, that did not come out how I meant it to. Sorry mom). In fact, I think I am even more qualified to say… Continue reading Enjoy being single and to not spend it focusing on finding love.
Take risks, say yes to new opportunities—no matter how unfamiliar, and relish in the excitement of having absolutely no idea where life is going to take you.