The side hustle is grueling.
The people who tell you its easy are lying. Because behind every perfectly polished article, picture, video, social media account or website, is a pile of mess ups, mix ups and pardon my french, but honestly, fuck ups lying on the cutting room floor that simply didn't make the big screen. Read More
Here's the thing about inspiration.
It's illusive A.F.
I can't tell you how many times I've gone out seeking that one thing to inspire me.
Thinking that if I just go looking, then just looking will almost certainly be enough universal intention for inspiration to find me.
And yet somehow, someway, without fail, the more I look, the less I find. Read More
I'm getting to that age where all my friends are big time "adulting". Growing up, getting engaged, getting married and moving all over the place. I have a friend who picked up with her husband after their whirlwind Paris elopement and moved to Asheville so he could pursue a dental residency program. A friend who married a Naval Academy graduate and a month after their wedding picked up and moved to Bahrain. Talk about true bravery, sacrifice and just plain TRUST. And of course while moving somewhere and traveling somewhere are two very different things, it got me thinking. Read More
I am an avid reader. It's in my blood. My mom is a teacher turned librarian who read to us incessantly growing up. And in turn, we devoured novels in a single sitting. I read my little brothers the entire Harry Potter series in a single summer. Read More
When you're young, you think your invincible.
Sometimes you drive too fast, or drink too much or make the wrong choice because you can.
You never think it's going to catch up with you, and most of the time it doesn't.
I've been there. I'm still there. Read More
No really. Do it. Close your eyes, open your mouth, breathe in, exhale out and repeat.
We all have that nagging little voice in the back of our head that tells us when we are feeling overwhelmed or under inspired or especially self critical. Sometimes that voice is spot on like when we neglect to study for an important test or when we don't come prepared to a meeting and the CEO just happens to pop in at the exact moment we are about to present. Read More