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]

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]

5 Ways to Get Yourself Out of A Rut

One of the metaphorical definitions of a rut is “a habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but it hard to change”. When was the last time you felt like you were stuck in a rut? Whether you feel like you can’t snap out of a bad mood, have no motivation, or can’t get past a plateau that you’ve hit, I hear you. I’m trying to get myself out of a rut right now. See, many little[Read more]

The 2 Reasons Why I’m Waiting To Get a Dog Even Though I Want One

Who here has seen those ASPCA commercials with Sarah McLachlan’s “Arms of an Angel” song playing with b-roll of sad, lonely, abused, neglected animals? Ughhh, I literally cry every time I watch one. I literally want to #savealltheanimals I’ve been an animal lover ever since I can remember. One of my earliest memories that I can remember is carrying around my dad’s 20+ pound cat, Lucky (okay, more like dragging him around) everywhere I went when I was just 2[Read more]

10 Simple Pleasures I Enjoy in Life

Growing up, I had no idea how complicated life gets as an adult; my biggest worries were what grade I was going to earn on my calc test and if my sister would take me to the mall with her over the weekend. Now in my late twenties, life’s a tad bit more complicated these days: living and working in NYC while saving up for buying a home, debating getting a dog, trying to balance work, passion projects, and personal[Read more]

10 Non-Techy Things To Do On The National Day of Unplugging

  Technology. Oh, how I have a love/hate relationship with thee. Of course, technology is incredibly helpful and has revolutionized the way people communicate, learn, do business, etc. In addition, it’s also completely changed the way people live and behave. Nowadays, people get so consumed by their cell phones and apps that they forget to interact with other people around them. I’m so thankful that I grew up without a cell phone (didn’t have one until high school) and know what it was like[Read more]

A Snapshot: How I Organize My Life Using the UnCalendar

Everyone has a long to-do list, but how do people actually make sure their to-do lists get done? I’ve used a planner since 6th grade – seriously. Back then, it was mostly just a list of homework assignments, due dates for projects, and reminders to share with my parents. I used a planner in that way up until I graduated from college. Once I graduated from college, I became a middle school science teacher, and let me tell ya, I[Read more]

Quick Guide: 5 Websites Where You Can Learn Something New in 2017

Happy Monday, ya’ll! Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a husband, father, minister, and activist who used his words and non-violent protests to inspire and move people to take action during the Civil Rights Movement.  While I love countless MLK quotes, one of my favorite ones is: “Intelligence plus character: that is the goal of a true education.”  With that in mind, today I’m going to share a quick guide with you that lists 5[Read more]