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My First Big Girl Interview — and how to succeed at interviews

I am feeling so many things right now--I just had my first interview for a real job for after I graduate! Here's what happened: I had gone to a career fair on campus, readily equipped with 20 copies of my resume. I poked around to various booths and walked up to one for Belk (clothing… Continue reading My First Big Girl Interview — and how to succeed at interviews

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I Created a YouTube Channel?!

Hey everyone! It has been SO long since I posted on here. But I want you all to know that my brain is still buzzing with ideas about ways I can help people improve their overall happiness with perspective shifts and healthier lifestyles. I took a long hiatus because sometimes I wonder what authority I… Continue reading I Created a YouTube Channel?!

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My Current, Terrified Thoughts on Raising Children

I was just listening to a TED Talk about raising kids to become adults. I had to turn it off because it was so scary. What's so scary about it? Well, the fact that as a parent, you are responsible for other little humans, and they basically have to be on suicide watch at all… Continue reading My Current, Terrified Thoughts on Raising Children

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My Criteria for Getting Tattoos (Probably Why I Don’t Have Any)

Tattoos, tattoos. More permanent than most marriages, and gotten with considerably less thought on many occasions. Let's talk about them, shall we? DISCLAIMER: I am going to speak candidly, these are my opinions, if I am slamming any one of your decisions, know that I do not judge you as a person, this is simply… Continue reading My Criteria for Getting Tattoos (Probably Why I Don’t Have Any)

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10 Daily Habits Everyone Should Have

Lately I've been thinking about my daily routine, and trying to think of new things I can implement into it. I realized that I already have a lot of good habits that I've developed over time, so I'm still searching for new things I can add, but for now, here is a list of 10… Continue reading 10 Daily Habits Everyone Should Have

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Positive Self-Talk to Boost my Mood

Monte, (yes I'm addressing this to myself because this post is not about you all, it's about me) You're killing the game. It doesn't always feel like that because sometimes you feel like you could be doing more, and so you always look for other ways to fill your time, and then feel bad when… Continue reading Positive Self-Talk to Boost my Mood

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3 months of making art every day: 12 thoughts!

My super cool, artsy mother has been creating art every day of 2018, and here are her 12 thoughts ❤

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I have made ART–a painting or drawing–every day of 2018, and after three straight months of this, I have some thoughts. Here they are in the order in which I think them:

Thought 1: It’s possible! I believed I could do it, but I didn’t know what it would be like day-in and day-out. It’s a commitment, but it’s doable. I’m not sure I could have done it during other periods of my life (pre-tenure, pre-kid-in-college), but whatever, I’m doing it now.

Thought 2: It’s working! My goal for 2018 is to make “50 pounds of art” (metaphorically) (literally: to make art every day), which I explain here, and which basically means that I will paint or draw something every day, and that I will learn through the process of making and trying and failing and failing better (#beckett). After three months of daily art-making, daily thinking about art…

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Goals For April

I feel like I finally have time and brain energy to do things I am passionate about. January through March was absolutely ridiculous, I was stressed constantly--I came back from my semester abroad, had to settle back in to American culture started school again and immediately became president of my a cappella group. I then… Continue reading Goals For April

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Using Pinterest to Decorate

My wall needed a little sprucing up, because it was absolutely bare for about 2 months and I needed to renovate my life. Nothing renovates your life like taping some pictures up to your wall. Check it out! I literally adore the aesthetic, I have little lights underneath them, so when I'm tucking myself into… Continue reading Using Pinterest to Decorate

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My Thoughts About Social Media

I was interviewed today about my perception on social media in regards to how it affects relationships. I didn't realize I had thoughts about this, but it turns out I have plenty of thoughts. So here we go. I think that if you are in a place where you need to police your significant other's… Continue reading My Thoughts About Social Media