It’s About To Get Personal.

Adult life isn’t easy. But hopefully, I can help.

My Struggle With Insomnia

Every morning, I open my low, tired eyes and fantasize about crawling back in bed later that night. I usually get about three to four hours of sleep, and the only thing that pulls me out of bed is the reminder that I have a job to get to.  I’ve had trouble sleeping...

Stay Energized and Keep from Burning Out

I’m guilty of trying to find a quick fix when I need a boost of energy. Coffee, vitamins, lots of sugar. And I’m not the only one. So many of us are used to searching for that immediate high, even when we know it isn’t healthy.  Now, if you’re looking for another...

Your Apartment Hunting Checklist

As a creative, my home is my sanctuary. I write on my couch, edit at my dining table, and brainstorm in my shower. Every room has a purpose, but the search to find this lovely place wasn’t an easy one. I had two weeks to grab an apartment and move in before starting a...

Finding a Healthy Work-Life Balance

My No. 1 goal for 2019 was to make choices that make me happy. Cheesy, I know. But I’ve always been the person who overplanned, overworked, and waited until I had already burned out to force myself to have some fun. That’s a really shitty way to live.  I’ve learned...

All the Bad Skin Habits I Finally Broke

Growing up in a family with good genes is a blessing and a curse. The pros: I’m pretty confident I’ll age well since my mother and grandmother look pretty damn good for their age. The cons: My family being blessed with great skin means they never paid much attention...

How to Get Over Job Rejection

Some things are easier said than done: hitting the gym every morning, ending a toxic relationship, or getting over a hopeful job that rejected you. When we feel lost or hopeless, we know the next step is to “get over it.” But the question we’re all asking is, “how?”...

Before You Apply To Your First Job, Read This

*Full transparency: I wrote this piece almost a year ago, before I was hired at my current job.I’ve been waiting to submit my first job application for the last FIVE YEARS. Let’s be real – the partying and making friends was fun, but I only went to college because I...

Why I Completely Stopped Going to the Hair Salon

Seven years ago, I sat in a salon chair for the last time. Well, maybe not for good, but I don’t plan on going back any time soon.  I know I’m not a professional hairstylist, especially when it comes to maintaining and treating naturally curly hair. My whole life has...

7 Curly Hair Tools I Swear By

When I looked at my limp, dry curls four years ago, I drove to CVS and piled a dozen hair products into my basket. Shampoos, moisturizers, oils and pretty much anything that read "natural" or "for damaged hair" on the label. I was convinced that with the right...

Looking Back on the Last 12 Months of My Life

The last 12 months have been unbelievably life-changing. In just over 300 days, I’ve learned more than I have in the last 24 years. I feel smarter, stronger, and overall, more self aware. And the craziest part is that I didn’t realize how much I’ve grown until I look...

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