Untraditional College Advice for Incoming Freshman

I was a dud in college. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true. My college was located in a city 30 minutes away from my parents’ house. I stayed on campus to get the “true college experience,” but I often went home during the weekends and even during the week to attend familyContinue reading “Untraditional College Advice for Incoming Freshman”

Where The Heck Have You Been?!

Hi, S&T! Remember me?? It’s been 6 months since my last post. Apologies for going radio silence on you. I have so many new ideas for posts, but I just couldn’t come back after ghosting you and say, TA-DA New Post! without at least explaining where the heck I’ve been in the past 196 days.Continue reading “Where The Heck Have You Been?!”

When 32 Feels Like The New 62 and Other Ways I Know I’m Getting “Old”

I had a ball in my twenties. I was adventure-seeking, fun, and lived by the motto, YOLO.  I was always down for a good party. On Fridays evenings, I’d come home from work around 6, take a 3 hour nap, and call a friend 9pm to decide where to go. By 11pm, I’d dressed inContinue reading “When 32 Feels Like The New 62 and Other Ways I Know I’m Getting “Old””

OOPS! I Did It Again

When I hit the publish button for S&T 7 years ago, I had no idea that I’d meet such a charming blogging community, make new friends, and be nominated for TWO blog awards! In December, Pages of Paige nominated me for the Liebster Award. Last month,  Drifyness and Talking with Tati both nominated me for the SunshineContinue reading “OOPS! I Did It Again”

My Husband Was Not What I Wanted

Do you ever look at your significant other and think, “How did I ever fall for you?” I do. My husband and I have been together for 5 years and I have my moments where this thought crosses my mind. Now, don’t get it twisted. I love him and all, but it amazes me howContinue reading “My Husband Was Not What I Wanted”

The One Flaw That Always Made Me Feel Unpretty

It’s not by happenstance that the tagline for my blog is “Her journey to self-love.” Falling in love with myself has been of importance to me and through my blog posts, I share what I’ve learned along the way. I’m not the only one on this mission. Millions of women around the globe struggle withContinue reading “The One Flaw That Always Made Me Feel Unpretty”

5 Unconventional Productivity Hacks For Happier Life

Time management and financial prosperity are partners. When you’ve mastered the art of effective time management, you’re in a better position to achieve financial success. Time is always money. Lately, I’ve been more intentional in my quest to effective time management. Here are 5 hacks that have helped me increase my productivity.

My Life Changed Once I Started Doing These Things

I have undergone a transformation. I’m like a butterfly that emerged from a cocoon after experiencing some tough challenges. I’m better for it. I’m thankful for the hard times because I’m happy with the woman that it has made me. I’m also grateful for what the tough times forced me to do. Live within myContinue reading “My Life Changed Once I Started Doing These Things”

On The Reason We Say “Merry” Christmas Instead of “Happy” Christmas

“Happy Christmas!” I said to my co-worker as he left the office for the holidays. “Merry New Year!” he replied. We both chuckled. Prior to this exchange, we had just discussed reasons why people wish others a happy birthday, a happy thanksgiving, and a Happy 4th of July, but for Christmas, the same people will wish you a MerryContinue reading “On The Reason We Say “Merry” Christmas Instead of “Happy” Christmas”

Why It’s Better That Things Didn’t Work Out

Life sucks. Jobs are lost. Boyfriends break up with you. Unwanted pounds creep up on you. Schools turn you down for admission. Bosses overlook you for promotions. Loan companies do not forget your phone number (no matter how much you try to avoid them).  Bills pile up. Friends get married and forget about you. Diseases occur.Continue reading “Why It’s Better That Things Didn’t Work Out”

All Good Things Must Come To An End…

My birthday is on Friday and as of July 25th, I will have approached the tail end of my twenties. My initial reaction was to feel sad. Older cousins, friends, and co-workers have always told me, Your 20’s are the best decade of your life. Enjoy it! Don’t do what I did and get married.Continue reading “All Good Things Must Come To An End…”