When it comes to traveling, there are pretty much only two options – traveling solo, or traveling with friends. Though there are definitely great benefits to both, some people naturally fit better in one of the two categories. I recently saw the amazing opportunities that solo traveling brings when I was in Costa Rica for the month of January (I’ll be detailing more of what it’s like to solo travel in a following post!), but I’ll always be up for a group trip with friends. Keep reading to find out why YOU should go traveling with your friends… Continue reading “Why You Should Travel With Friends”
The process of interviewing is not only fascinating to me, but fun. I used to be quite nervous of interviewing others- the typical fears of asking the wrong question, or forgetting what questions you were supposed to ask or just saying something stupid would always create a barrier between myself and the person I was trying to interview. But as the tried and true saying goes, “practice makes perfect,” I began to bury that fear. I still get anxious before interviewing people. However, the more I’ve interviewed people, the more I see just how fascinating every individual is. We all have a story. That boy that sits across from you on the bus and doesn’t seem to talk to anyone? He’s started an organization to help endangered animals, or he’s won the spelling bee, or he’s built his own computer. Often we become so engrossed in ourselves that we don’t see past people’s appearances. But in looking further and asking questions, we can learn so much about others, and ultimately about ourselves. Continue reading “Interviews: Why so scared?”
I recently read an article in the summer issue of Disfunkshion Magazine that talked about gratitude- why we need it along with some tips for living with gratitude. This article really resonated me and immediately I began writing in my journal – which was one of the tips –” keep a gratitude journal and end each day by taking note of three to five encounters you were appreciative for, that way you are able to go back and reconnect with those thankful feelings later on in life.” Continue reading “Living With Gratitude- Day after Day”
Just thought I’d share with you all a link to view a Q&A interview I did with Rebekah Steen, creator of Goldfish Kiss blog. She’s a total beach babe who takes awesome pictures, provides some pretty relevant advice, and has such cute DIY projects (I’ve made her repurposed tee “rope” bracelets and I’m eagerly wanting to recreate some of her mani/pedi designs). Rebekah’s blog is one of the first blogs I came across, and was really influential in why I wanted to create a blog as well! So it was pretty surreal to get to interview her! And she’s so down-to-earth and full of happiness…which is totally visible through her blog and Instagram.
I’m a contributing blogger for indieSWIM, a swimwear company based in South Florida, so my interview with Rebekah is posted on the indieBLOG. Click here to give it a read and let me know what you think! And I have a few other posts on the indieBLOG, such as a smoothie bowl recipe and some advice pieces for your perusal as well. Feel free to let me know of any ideas or suggestions for potential future posts you would like to see on the indieBLOG page.
Every holiday we look forward to the abundance of different themes and delightful treats that come. Some stores start preparing months or weeks in advance before days like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Brightly colored candy, cookies, and gifts line row after row of the shelves. Valentine’s Day is no exception, as there are over thousands of candy and chocolate products sold leading up to this holiday. If you find yourself tired of the same old chocolate candy piece or heart-shaped sugar cookie then it may be time for a change this Valentine’s Day. Why not break the routine and hone your fancy cupcake baking skills while also making a dessert that will cause your friends to scratch their heads wondering just how you managed to make it. Continue reading “Hidden Heart Valentine’s Day Cupcakes”
As school exams and the holidays quickly approach, stress becomes more prevalent. Trying to balance social time with visiting friends and family while trying to studying for final exams can be overwhelming, to say the least. Everyone experiences stress in varying levels but how we react to stress differs. We can let stress consume our thoughts, emotions,and actions, or we can take control of the stress. Below are a few tips I use when I notice how stressed I have been. These tips may or may not work exactly like how they did for me, but they can be worth a shot if you find yourself overloaded with stress. Continue reading “Tips For Combating Stress”
If I walk into a classroom, you will notice that I immediately go to the desks on the farthest left side and sit in the middle of that left side row. This is where I feel most comfortable-possibly because I’m left-handed, but more likely because I don’t like to be the center of attention in the classroom, and I feel like the teacher will somehow not see me and avoid calling on me (side note: I still get called on). This is not to say that I don’t enjoy learning or being engaged in the classroom discussions. But I fear being called on unexpectedly and sounding dumb because whenever that happens, I replay the whole situation over and over in my head, long after everyone has already forgotten it occurred.
Continue reading “Leaping…and falling…and jumping out of your comfort zone”