Life Update: My Current Season of Life + Some Self-Reflection

“Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon, they shine when it’s their time.” I have considered writing this blog post for months but haven’t had the courage to do so. Why? I’ve been embarrassed. I couldn’t come up with a takeaway for readers. I did not want to come across as whiny/feeling sorry for myself. What would … Continue reading Life Update: My Current Season of Life + Some Self-Reflection

5 Easy Ways To Cut Calories At Starbucks

Ahh, Starbucks. A millennial, American staple. Where would we be without our caffeine? Unfortunately, many of the delicious drinks we order without a second thought sometimes are loaded with empty calories. (Enter: Pumpkin Spice Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Frappucinos….). With summer on the horizon, many of us are finding ways to easily cut calories so we can look and ultimately FEEL better on the beach. … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways To Cut Calories At Starbucks

9 St Paddy’s Day Tees For All Your Day Drinking Needs

It’s that time of year again — St. Patrick’s Day. For me, this is the day of every single year that I am reminded that I have nothing green in my closet and don’t like corned beef and cabbage very much. But I still eat in anyway and wear whatever I can find, in honor of my Irish heritage. Given that I will be out … Continue reading 9 St Paddy’s Day Tees For All Your Day Drinking Needs

10 Last Minute Gifts For Her You Can Find on Amazon Prime

Procrastinating on Christmas shopping again? That makes two of us. 

I know that I’ve done a lot of my own Christmas shopping on Amazon Prime, thanks to their amazing free two-day shipping policy, AND because they sell just about anything you can think of. 

Whether she’s your girlfriend, sister, mother or second aunt once removed, it is likely that she will be happy receiving at least one of these gift ideas — I’ve also taken the liberty of including gifts of multiple price points.  Continue reading 10 Last Minute Gifts For Her You Can Find on Amazon Prime

The Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List for a Semester in Florence, Italy

As David Mitchell once said, “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”   I can firmly state that the making the decision to study abroad in Florence, Italy of spring 2017 was one of the best things I did during my time as a college student. I was able to make amazing new friends that I would not have otherwise made, experience a new culture’s fashion, … Continue reading The Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List for a Semester in Florence, Italy

23 Lessons I Learned by 23

In the words of the wise Blink-182, “Nobody likes you when you’re 23.” With that being said, after having already bypassed my birthday about a month ago, I have thought back on the lessons that I have learned over the course of my twenty three years spent living. Swearing is unattractive and makes you sound less intelligent. “If you have two friends in your lifetime, … Continue reading 23 Lessons I Learned by 23

5 Lessons College Taught Me That Can’t Be Found in A Book

As my grandmother said before her passing last December, I “blossomed” over my four years of college. Throughout my undergraduate career, I switched majors once, acquired 3 internships, studied abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester, traveled to the Dominican Republic for a service trip, held several editorial positions at an online media outlet marketed toward empowered college-aged women, built strong relationships with my professors, … Continue reading 5 Lessons College Taught Me That Can’t Be Found in A Book