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    8 Things to Learn by 30

    A few weeks ago I had my 29th birthday. I was filled with mixed emotions; my life does not feel like the life of a 29 year old. I identify with being 27 not almost 30. My career, my personal life, every aspect of my life radiates 27 years young. At 40, I will probably shake my head when I read this blog post. Anyways, now that I am 29, 30 is just around the corner. I mentally put together a list of all the things I think are important for me to master/know by 30. I always hoped I would be mentioned on one of those 30 under 30 lists… I guess…

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    Resolutions for 2017

    I looked back on the blog post I did last year with my goals for 2016 and it was cringeworthy. The goals I want to set for 2017 are very similar to the goals I obviously set and did not achieve for 2016…Oops, there goes another year. I did have some surprising changes in 2016. It felt like a rough year and judging by all the internet memes I am the only one that feels this way. It was definitely a transitional year for me. I  have a new role at my new job, my boyfriend and I stopped doing long distance and we officially moved in together, as well as the…

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    Waiting on that ‘Adult’ Feeling

    I keep waiting for that moment where I truly believe I have become an adult. When I was a child “When I Grow Up” was a phrase I used all the time. I would tell my parents when I grow up, I could stay up as late as I want or refuse to eat mushrooms. I used it more as a threat, which my mother would always simply respond with, “Sure”, in a nonchalant tone. Now I can hardly wait until bedtime, and napping is a luxury reserved for the weekend in most cases, if at all. I also thought ‘growing up’ would teach me overcome my weaknesses. I would be…

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    How to Prepare for Moving Day

    It is a very exciting and stressful time for me, I found a new place to live, so I will be moving! My mind has been all over the place trying to figure out what my first steps are. When I got ready to show my place, I spent a lot of time de-cluttering so that took a little bit of the pressure off. Now that it is official, it is time to get serious and figure out how do make this transition as stress-free and seamless as possible.  Don’t Get Sentimental I am so nostalgic, I keep everything! Ticket stubs, homemade cards, all my old textbooks, the list goes on and on. Deciding…

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    How to Successfully Move in With Your Significant Other

    My boyfriend and I recently moved in together, technically this is our second attempt at co-existence. The first time I relocated to his apartment and this time he is relocating to mine. For us, it is a little different, because we went from long distance, where we are struggling to spend time together, to living together where we see each other for every spare moment in the day. Couples that live in the same city can ease into it, by slowly moving from regular visitations, to cohabitation. We, on the other hand, had to get into a daily routine of regular life and get out of the habit of trying to make…

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    How to Get Out of a Rut – 5 Easy Steps

    Lately my work life balance has been lacking. I have been working really hard and not getting any recognition. At night I am way to tired to make it to the gym and I crave carb heavy or greasy fried foods. The bottom line is, I have been feeling rutty. Just stuck in a place that is unproductive and counterproductive. I finally decided I needed to take action. Step 1Make a list. Making a list is a good first step towards feeling a sense of accomplishment. When I can start working my way down a list, I automatically feel like I am back in control of my life. I usually lay…

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    How to Have Fights that Strengthen Your Relationship

    Fighting is never fun; It is exhausting, time consuming and at time overwhelming. When you feel passionately about something, or your feelings are hurt, it is natural to take a stand and make it known that whatever is happening it not okay with you. If you learn to face conflict and work towards a resolution, fighting can be beneficial to your relationship and even strengthen your relationship. Letting your partner know you are upset, is important information for them to have.  “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Jon Kabat-Zinn Decide If It is Your Partner Making You Mad Sometimes there are other things going on…

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    Why is No One Coming After Jay-z?

    The witch hunt continues in the pursuit for ‘Becky with the good hair’. The Bey-hive have been swarming, at an alarming rate. First attacking Rachel Roy, and accidentally involving innocent bystander Rachael Ray, then proceeding on to Rita Ora as a possible candidate. I am not sure why “who the other women is”, is the main topic of the discussion. The thought that I have is why is the other women being target and not Jay-z. Jay-z has the greater obligation to Beyonce, he is the father of her child and the love of her life. Compared to the comments on Rachel’s Instagram account, Jay-z is getting off easy. He…

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    Grumpy Young Men – How to Deal

    Over the years, I have noticed that most of the men in my life are grumpy to one degree or another. My boyfriend is no exception. When he is in a good mood, he is charming and everyone enjoys his company. With the good, comes the bad, some days, he just gets in these moods, where he has a negative perspective on everything, and the most trivial things set him off. He is probably the grumpiest young person I know. My girlfriends and I joke about it. It seems to be a common thread between us, that the men we date get a little testy. I did some research and I…

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    The Mid-Twenties – Getting Through That Awkward Stage

    I have seen the same someecard countless time that says: “I’m at that awkward stage where half my friends are having babies and the other half are too drunk to find their phones” This is, in a nutshell, how I feel about my mid to late twenties. Heading to the bar is not as comforting as it used to be and hanging out with children is another outing,I could probably do without. Finding a place in your mid-twenties is harder, because you’re less willing to put up with people’s none-sense and your time is valuable.  Being on the Same Page I felt lost when I first turned 24. Majority of my friends, would…