Expectation vs. Reality: What I Wish I Knew Before Graduating College

It has officially been one year since I graduated from my university. Last May, life was a whirlwind of excitement, stress, and doubt. Since then, I’ve come a long way and learned quite a bit about the workforce, my personal habits, “adulting”, and what makes me happy. Seeing as we’re in the peak graduation season,…

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Staying Productive While Working From Home

Working from home sounds like everyone’s dream – no early wake up call, no commute, no need to get fully dressed. I have the privilege of working from home on occasion, and let me tell you, it is a double-edged sword. While waking up later and staying in my pajamas is nice, working from home…

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Casual Office? What to Wear and What to Avoid

When I entered the workforce at the beginning of last year, I had no idea what to expect. While in school, I was expected to dress a certain way for big events, presentations, and luncheons – nice shirt, slacks or a knee-length (or longer) skirt, and closed toe shoes. This is what would be considered…

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My Favorite Tools for a Great At-Home Workout

I don’t know what it is about spring that gives me a sudden burst of motivation. Just the thought of warmer weather kicks my butt into gear. Healthy living just seems that much easier when the weather gets warm, doesn’t it? It’s easier to get outside and moving, whether it be kicking a soccer ball…

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Keeping Hair Healthy: My Top Products

We all dream of luscious, beautiful hair, the kind that shines and has no frizz. Some will go to great lengths to be sure their hair looks good, including using tons of heat styling, intense treatments and more. But what if it there was a simpler way? In high school, I treated my hair terribly.…

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Guest Post // New Year’s Resolutions

Around this time of the year, I sit in my room and flip through my journal. Curled into the covers of my bed, I read over old diary entries, small notes, lists, and poetry. I see names repeat entry after entry only to see them disappear entirely after a few more. As I turn the pages,…

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December Goals // Guest Post

Hello again! As November draws to a close, I find it hard to believe that December has finally come. We’re drawing inevitably closer to the end of another year all while we scramble towards Christmas time. For me, a semester is coming to a close and tests, papers, and projects are piling up in front…

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November Goals // Guest Post

Hello all! It’s that time of the month again. Yep, the time when I pop up and talk about my goals and how I’ve achieved (or haven’t achieved) them. So September was a successful goal month. No Soda September took off amazingly and I stuck to it. No Sweets October was more of a crash…

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Guest Post // When Waking Up Is Hard

Blinking your eyes into morning, wrapped in blankets with head rested softly on the pillow, is never quite what Disney makes it out to be. Sometimes there are no birds chirping. Sometimes you’re awake before the sun is up. Sometimes life just seems too heavy to lift off your chest so you can actually step…

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Guest Post// October Goals

Ah, yes. The month of September draws to a close and I’m forced to reflect on my progress with goals I set for myself about 30 days ago. Ordinarily, evaluating how well I accomplished (or didn’t accomplish) my goals is a daunting task. I usually feel like I don’t meet my own personal standards and…

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