April – Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Great news readers, I’ve read the top-rated, most Instagrammed, most recommended self-help books so you wouldn’t have to, and I inadvertently saved the best for last – Girl, Wash Your Face. Honestly, my journey for “self-help” was starting to feel a little drawn out and a little pointless until I found myself soaking in the…

26 Things I’ve Learned @26

While there are lots of days that I still feel 16, it seems as though an entire decade has passed since then, and honestly I’ve learned a lot. Full disclosure? I was obviously inspired to write this because of Taylor Swift’s article for Elle magazine! So, if you wanted to know the 26 things I’ve…

It’s Spring – Where I’ve Been, How’s School, and Life Update

Hello everyone! Here to, once again, apologize for a few weeks of practically NO blog posts, insert crying face here. I’ve missed writing oh so much, but have felt so uninspired recently, that was until the sun started shining and days seemed a little warmer and a little lighter and a little longer and I…

My Before-30 List

Before I’m thirty, which all the sudden doesn’t feel so far away, there are a few things I want to accomplish. I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts about the power of positive thinking and the power of lists, so I’ve decided instead of having these goals float in my head, I should put…

January – The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

I recently told you guys that I would be reading a book a month for the next year and what better way to hold myself accountable to that than to write a blurb about each one that I read? The first book on my list was The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, aptly subtitled Or,…

My Favorite Podcast – Armchair Expert

If you’re already an Armchair Expert fan (an armcherry) then you already know that this Podcast is built like a brick shithouse, and I mean that as the upmost compliment; it’s real, it’s sturdy, and the quality – substantial; if you hadn’t listened yet, then I’m going to tell you why that makes you a…

My New Year – Goals for 26 and Beyond

I think I said this last year, but I’m not much for a New Year’s resolution, because my new year doesn’t really start on January 1st, instead, it starts 27 days later, on my birthday, January the 28th. So, while I clinked a champagne glass and screamed “happy new year,” I saw the look of…

My Graduate School Admission Essay

            Nothing bad ever happened to me, that was until I was twenty-four years old. Only then, two weeks before Christmas, did my life forever change. On a cold, rainy December day my father was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, a terminal illness with no real known cause or cure. I drove my dad and my…

thank u, next – Why Just Like Ariana I’m Grateful for my Ex

Ariana Grande just released what is sure to be this year’s anthem for self-love and for being an evolved human being, grateful enough to thank those who taught us love, patience, and even pain. In her new single, she thanks Sean, Ricky, Pete, and Malcom for what they’ve helped her find, a love greater than…