10 Things You Should Understand Before Marrying Young

I may or may not be an expert in the area of getting hitched young. Not only did I marry my high school sweetheart, I married him while I was still IN high school. Now I know what you’re thinking– “Did she just say that?” “Is that even legal?” “Her parents let her do that?” … Continue Reading

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Embracing and Thriving on Your Body Journey

“Eat clean. Stay fit. And have a burger to stay sane.” – Gigi Hadid   “My weight? It is what it is. You could get hit by a bus tomorrow. It’s about being content, and sometimes, other priorities win.” – Melissa McCarthy “What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make … Continue Reading

Being Cheated on Gave Me My Life Back

Love is so far beyond my realm of expertise. I am a hopeless romantic. I want big love. I want a love that makes my life bright, shiny and full of joy. I, like every other girl, have watched a lot of Disney movies, have read a lot of Nicolas Sparks books and have seen … Continue Reading

15 Essentials For Surviving Wedding Season

It’s that time of year again when fancy envelopes with the hand-drawn calligraphy names begin to arrive in your mailbox. It’s wedding season. If you’re like me, you’ve already started penciling in upcoming wedding dates for college roommates, childhood friends, distant cousins and people from all walks of life. Is your head spinning yet just … Continue Reading

10 Honest Realities of Being Engaged

Before getting engaged, I often dreamed about what it would be like. I assumed it involved lots of ring selfies, champagne to celebrate at any given moment and nothing but total bliss and happiness. The way engagements and engaged life is portrayed in the media, who could blame me? I dreamed that my fiancé and … Continue Reading

5 Lessons Special Needs People Have Taught Me About Life

For the past 5 years of my life, I have been working closely with some pretty amazing people. It started in high school with tutoring the special needs students and I worked my way up to direct care in the home. It is something I have dedicated my time, effort and heart to. All of … Continue Reading

A Letter to the Family of Christina Grimmie

To the Family of Christina Grimmie, I woke up this morning, June 11, 2016, to find out that someone I looked up to for the past five years had passed away. It almost doesn’t seem real. Tragedy strikes the heart and mind in a paralyzing way. To many of us, Christina was more than just … Continue Reading

23 Career Tips For Every Girl With A Dream

Over the past 6 months I have attended 6 conferences. I have listened to Ted Talk style presentations sat through traditional lectures. I have participated in interactive workshops and watched professional panels. I have collected about 100 business cards and a notebook full of advice. Now I have taken everything I’ve learned from these events … Continue Reading

10 Healthy Little Ways to Get Through Heartbreak

Heartbreak is a very touchy, difficult sensation to experience. It is even more difficult to overcome. Whether you go through heartbreak in the form of a break up, losing a loved one, or a job opportunity gone awry, it is altogether necessary to find means through which to work through your sorrows. For some, heartbreak … Continue Reading

6 Steps to Loving Yourself and Loving Life

Our failures, mistakes and everything around us can often influence us to think we are less than amazing. The reality TV shows, the Instagram accounts, the celebrities with their plastic surgery and unworldly white teeth, the girls you went to high school with, the catalogs and many other factors have the power to force self-comparisons … Continue Reading