To the Girl Who’s Struggling to Accept Change

Dear Friend- Accepting and confronting life’s many changes is tremendously difficult, and you aren’t alone. We all experience the fear and longing. We all struggle to let go of the people and places we care about deeply. Everyone has a story. This is my mine. It’s the lessons I have learned – through various instances of … Continue Reading

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How I Learned to Move on From My Dream College

If you had asked me where I wanted to go to college when I was a senior in high school, I’d have told you my top choice was UConn. It was the dream college to me. I would have said I was born to be a Husky and Connecticut was where I belonged. It was … Continue Reading

5 Things People With Anxiety Need to Hear

I am no stranger to anxiety. I have had thoughts so crippling and debilitating that I would cry until I felt physically sick. I have had panic attacks so severe that I would have to pull over and wait ten minutes until I could resume normal breathing and for the color to return to my … Continue Reading

8 Truths You Need to Accept in Your Early Twenties

Our early twenties are a roller-coaster of emotions, laughter, tears, on-and-off again relationships, friends both lost and found, and crazy deadlines. However, in this exciting and frustrating time we can learn one important thing: We’re exactly where we are supposed to be.   1. You are loved beyond measure. Even at your loneliest time, you need … Continue Reading

The Honest Truth About High School

My younger cousin just began her journey into high school– the shortest and longest four years of conflicted adolescent development — and it’s caused me to reflect about the realities I have learned since leaving high school, college and every other varying stage of my life. To start, it wasn’t until years after graduation that … Continue Reading

20 Things Only People With (Really) Curly Hair Will Understand

As a child I had straight hair that occasionally was wavy when the humidity was just right. But that all changed when I was around the age of 13 and  woke up one morning rocking full on fro! No lies.  It has taken me a good few years to understand how my hair works and … Continue Reading

11 Uncommon Pieces of Advice From a Women’s Leadership Coach

“I didn’t even recognize I was unhappy at that time. It wasn’t until I attended a women’s leadership conference myself that I understood just how much I needed a change.” I thought that was so incredible, as I sat watching my hand move at light-speed, vigorously attempting to capture every ounce of knowledge I could … Continue Reading

5 Successful People Who Struggled in Their Twenties Too

“Mark Cuban was eating ketchup and mustard sandwiches.” “What?” I said sniffing and wiping my eyes from a long day, staring in disillusionment at the abstract statements that frequently come out of my boyfriend’s mouth. “He was!” He said reassuringly, putting his arm around me and going into an explanation. “I read that when Mark … Continue Reading

The Ultimate College Packing List

Today I’m sharing my ultimate college packing list as I go into my sophomore year of college! There are so many posts about how much you desperately need to bring all these crazy things. Because college living spaces are notoriously undersized, over-packing can be a big issue. When it comes to actually packing what you … Continue Reading

30 Life-Saving Tips for Crushing it in the Real World

Post Grads – Welcome to the Real World –Tips and tricks for mastering the haphazard, early-twenties adventure often referred to as “Adulting.”– 1. Don’t be afraid to let go and move on. Failure isn’t changing your path, it’s staying in situations that make you miserable because you’re too afraid to walk away. 2. If you … Continue Reading