3 Ways to Set Boundaries When You’re a Workaholic

  Raise your hand if you have fallen into the FILO or “first in, last out” workday(s) pattern? I’m guilty of this much more than I’d like to admit. After reading this Boston Globe article on how work-obsessed millennials are, I was laughing out loud because everything I read rang so true: I check my email a dozen times when I get home from work/when I wake up, requesting vacation time is a struggle because there never seems to be[Read more]

When Paranoia is Real…

  I don’t know whether it was my sister tormenting me by saying that Penny the Clown was coming up the drain to get me when we took baths together as little kids or all the horror movies my parents loved watching while I was a wee little babe, but honestly, I have been a paranoid person what feels like forever. And I’m not proud of it – it’s something I kind of hate about myself, actually. It’s just so[Read more]

August Goals

  How’s everyone’s August been so far? It’s been unusually nice this August – not too hot, kind of rainy – definitely atypical for the East Coast. I’ve really been enjoying this kind of weather!   This past weekend, my boyfriend and I had a handful of friends over for dinner, drinks, and a belated birthday celebration for one of our friends, Emily. My other friend, Ali brought a gluten AND dairy-free chocolate cake. Now, when she told me it[Read more]

Introducing the Last Print of the Puzzle | Etsy Shop

  I’ve been MIA the past couple of weeks, and it’s been for a really good reason!  What Have I Been Up To? Last year at this time, I was unemployed and searching for a lot of things: confidence, a job, purpose, and so much more. It took a whole lot of soul searching to break out of my comfort zone and go to Meetups for networking and making new connections (it’s all about WHO you know, not WHAT you[Read more]

How I’m Getting a Handle On My Personal Finances

Picture this: it’s Saturday morning, and you finally have time to sit down and check your online bank accounts – you know, the ones connected to all those swipes of your credit and debit cards? Well, what you see while reviewing your accounts surprises you – how have you spent $635 in two weeks since you paid off your last statement?! You can’t think of one major purchase that happened between now and two weeks ago – you’ve simply spent[Read more]

July Goals

I’m currently sitting in my living room on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in a perfectly still state of reflection. It’s truly amazing what our minds can do when we tell it what to do instead of letting it float, wander, or drift on its own. Lately, I’ve been reading and learning about the power of manifestation, and the law of attraction. Basically, each thought that we have builds an energy flow within and around us, and similar energy is attracted[Read more]

Free Printable Wall Art to Revamp Your Home | A Round-up

  Who here has ever tried to revamp their home decor while on a budget and was unpleasantly surprised by how much some online prints can cost? This might show my twenty-something age, but I’m still not ready to drop a lot of money on art, but I do love having a great gallery wall with interesting combinations of quotes, prints, and illustrations.   Having lived at my current apartment for over 2 years now, I recently revamped the gallery[Read more]

10 Little Things I Love About the Fourth of July

Growing up, the Fourth of July was always my favorite holiday. Every year, my dad’s side of the family threw a huge family BBQ, and a ton of my cousins, aunts, and uncles came into town to celebrate by watching the fireworks together.    To this day, I absolutely love the Fourth of July and cherish this holiday just the same as when I was a kid. What do I love so much about it? Let’s find out… 10 Little[Read more]