March/April reads.

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to read more in 2017. Here are the books I picked up in March and April. The genres I read were (in order): poetry/essay and nonfiction-memoir. Citizen: An American Lyric – Claudia Rankine First off, I love poetry. In high school I competed in Verse Reading for our Speech […]

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The hills and valleys.

Is it possible to be on a hill and going through a valley at the same time? We often talk about the hills and valleys of life as equal and opposite reactions, but what if you’re experiencing both at the same time? It is very rare to have everything in your life happening perfectly at once. […]

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Give Back in 2017: March

In 2017, one of my goals is to donate $20.17 each month to a different charity or cause that I’m passionate about. I’ll still feature other nonprofits and social enterprises in the Give Back section, but I wanted to share this challenge with you, as well. I hope I can introduce you to some great organizations and […]

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The beauty in where you’re at.

Yesterday, I posted this status: To all my friends posting about their post-grad plans, congrats! And to all my friends who are still having trouble figuring that out, don’t worry. Finding a job is difficult and it’s not a race. Keep looking, keep applying and be patient. Things will work out the way they are […]

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The lost art form of letter writing.

I love letters. As many of my friends can attest, I always ask for addresses when they move so I can send letters. Some friends write back, others don’t. In the end, I’ll still send the letters anyway. I know that it’s not everyone’s thing to write a letter, but I know they enjoy receiving […]

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The season of lasts.

Dear Seniors, It is finally here, the season of lasts. I had a really hard time leaving college. I felt like everyone around me was either going to grad school or had some sweet gig lined up and I didn’t. I was always that girl that had my life planned out, I knew what my […]

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Silhouettes.

I don’t particularly do well in times of transition. I mean, I get along fine. I push forward, I problem solve. It’s who I am. What I mean is, I don’t particularly do well in times of uncertainty. I’m a person with a plan. I like to know what my next step is, and for […]

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Peace out 2016.

Thank goodness it’s December 31st. Can I get an ‘Amen’? While there have been some significant lows in 2016, I’m thankful for the joy and growth that I’ve experienced. Here are a few noteworthy moments from my year. January. Visiting Washington D.C. Most powerful moment: Holocaust Museum Volunteering at the Cubs Convention. February. Mardi Gras in St. […]

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Guest Blogger: Enhance the Individual

I’m excited to introduce my first guest blogger! Etinosa and I were suitemates freshman year at Mizzou. She is amazingly talented and I wish I had half the fashion sense she does. One of my favorite things about Eti, besides her awesome girl boss attitude and confidence, is her sarcastic sense of humor! So with that, […]

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Dear Kyle.

Dear Kyle, Shock, sadness and confusion inadequately describe how I’m feeling. Thinking back on some of my favorite memories from middle school and high school, you were there. The awkwardness of middle school, the self-discovery of high school… you were there for it all. Even though we lost touch like most people do after high […]

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