Recently I had a friend ask me what I believe is essential to achieving success. To both answer this question and entertain you at the same time, I will bring a pop culture reference into it all: the Netflix original show GIRLBOSS. If you haven't seen this show, you need to. But be aware: it is overflowing with profanity. So if that's not your thing, just let me fill you in.

Read More

The One

I'm sitting in an airport at an ungodly hour right now on this fine Monday morning, kicking myself for not having been more proactive about this post. Today's post might end up being a lot like me: kinda short and definitely a little messy. Let's get started, shall we?

I was in the car on the way to the airport, mulling over the things about which I have limited knowledge that I could pontificate about here and I ended up landing on something that is still a little new to me: The One. You know who I'm talking about. That person that everyone fantasizes about at one point or another in their life, even if only briefly. The person that some people firmly believe are out there and others believe are just a myth. The person with only you in their heart and forever in their eyes. That crap. 

Read More

freshmeat wisdom

On May 5th, ya girl completed her freshman year of college. In retrospect, it's not a very big deal, but in my head, it's a HUGE deal. I've been homeschooled since the seventh grade so I never went to "real" high school although I did attend a high school prom, but that's a different story for a different time. This means I have never had to learn how to study for things, I hadn't had to do actual homework in upwards of seven years, and it had been a long time since I was forced to put myself out in the world and intentionally pursue new friendships. Much like this blog, I had no clue what I was doing or how to do it. 

All this to say I didn't know what to expect when I went to college. I knew I was going to inevitably walk away with knowledge and experiences that I didn't have before, but I had no way of knowing what those things were going to be. I should probably note that I'm no expert on college after one year, in case that's what it sounds like.* In some ways, I'm just as lost as I was before. However, while I went through a lot of personal change and experienced things very specific to me, I was able to generalize a few things that I felt could be helpful to all people in college/about to go to college.

Read More