We can all agree 2020 has been everything but normal. In a world of turbulence, a mix of uncertainty and panic have disrupted both normalcy and routine. As the year gracelessly stumbles on, we live in daily contradictions. There is a rare balance of chaos and simplicity – global news displays disorder while our everyday... Continue Reading →

Passion Projects

We find countless reasons to celebrate. There is a new "national holiday" ever 24 hours. Today, for example, is #NationalMacandCheeseDay. [I'll be celebrating properly for dinner.] While these "national days" are purely gimmicky in nature and solely developed by marketers (not unlike myself), they instill a reason to enjoy life. When we celebrate our 18th... Continue Reading →


My last post assumed the title, 'Happy-Happy'. This piece takes a different approach: "SAD". However, the creative purpose is not to shed light on the general mood itself, rather discuss the acronym, S.A.D., medically and professionally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Full disclaimer, I have no medical-facing fiber in my body. Ask my nurse roommate,... Continue Reading →


Self-care. A popular, romanticized term hogged by celebrities, lifestyle bloggers, and millennial females all verbalized as a cure to troubleshoot life’s problems, fix imperfections, and repair insecurities. Self-care is the prescribed medication to combat the life trenches we tend to unknowingly spiral into. These life trenches, which I commonly refer to as “funks”, no one... Continue Reading →

Now and Then

I recently read the following post on Twitter and have been engaging various people in my life to consider: "Do you ever feel like you are constantly worrying about the next part of your life without realizing that you are right in the middle of what you used to look forward to?" The question itself... Continue Reading →

My Digital Detox

The topic is digital and the question is how much? If I were to ask you how many times per day, on an average day, do you think you are exposed to, interact with, or experience some form of media. A dozen? A hundred? Thousands? As consumers living in the digital age, we can escape... Continue Reading →

One Step into the ‘Real World’

If one word could summarize the last thirty days: change. Over the course of a few weeks I've graduated college, ending my academic career from what I would argue is one of the best universities in the country. I recently moved, changing my address further into the heart of the incredible city of Milwaukee which... Continue Reading →


Social life, healthy life, or 4.0 GPA life? You can have any two. Master all three? Congrats! You've conquered college. And we are all insanely jealous. In college, 'the balancing act' is extraordinarily challenging, difficult to master, but manageable with a certain amount of effort and the ability to accept that multi-tasking never truly helped... Continue Reading →

Beginning of an Ending

The prologue began the moment we clicked 'submit' after we tripled checked our applications, confirming that the lengthy essays, high school transcripts, and ACT scores were precisely listed without flaw. Chapter One began the minute the thick blue and gold acceptance letters arrived in the mailbox and we opened it with hopeful eyes anxiously jumping... Continue Reading →

12 Months of Hope

I’ve been the girl that has dyed her hair for the New Year thinking a new appearance will surely generate newfound success, or at least a new outlook on life. In fact, I’ve dyed my hair way too many times to count, but I won’t lead you aboard that hot-mess express. I’ve tried countless other... Continue Reading →

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