May Favorites

Wow, can you believe it’s June already? I can’t! The month of May went by so incredibly fast; it was as if I blinked and it was over already. I’m sure June is going to be the same because there are so many fun events and opportunities coming up: my sister(in-law)’s bridal shower, bachelorette party,…

April Favorites

I’ve always wanted to do a favorites post, so I thought why not? It will be fun to share with you some of the things I’ve found myself loving lately. This list comprises items I purchased in April along with past favorites that were in heavy rotation during the past month. Enjoy! I Movie Alexis…

In the Wise Words of Steven Tyler…

Dream on. Those two little words, they contain so much meaning. And while they’re often said sarcastically, as in Yeah, right… Dream on,  that isn’t how Steven Tyler meant them. Instead, it as if he’s saying dream on because we all have our dreams. Dream on because if you don’t, you might not make it. Much…

You Should Really Read the Book and Here’s Why…

For the longest time, I had very little appreciation for film as an art form. Hollywood cinema seemed, to me, an extraordinarily vapid form of entertainment devoid of any true meaning, with very few exceptions. As a lifelong bibliophile, I have long preferred reading. For one thing, no movie could ever possibly capture the detail…

When a Labor of Love Becomes Just a Labor

As April draws to a close, I can’t help but think… here we are in the fourth month of the year, and I have blogged exactly one time. What happened? Or rather I should ask, what continues to happen, because this is a repeated incident if my previous false starts at blogging are any indication….

Do the Math: Trump Doesn’t Add Up

I normally refrain from engaging in political discussions, particularly in public forums and on social media, but I cannot remain silent any longer. This is not a matter of being conservative or liberal; it is a matter of basic reasoning and logic. And yes, there is commentary, and the post is heavily opinionated. However, it is rooted in facts…

How to Get Experience When You Have None

No one prepares you for what it is truly like to enter “the real world.” When you’re 18, your entire life has been planned out for you: Go to school, graduate college, get a job. That’s how it works, right? Increasingly, so many of us twenty-somethings graduate only to find out that the jobs promised us by our…

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Time flies when you’re busy. Considering it has been over a month since I last posted and my life is in a sort of shambles, I think it’s time I get back on track with blogging and my self improvement goals. The past month was filled with a two week-long vacation and business travel every…

Fated to Pretend

“Yeah, it’s overwhelming. But what else can we do? Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute.” —MGMT, Time to Pretend Today was the first time I truly listened to the lyrics of the song, and I was struck by how much I relate as a twenty-something. Time to Pretend is about…

Know Where You’re Going in Order to Get There

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. Paradoxically, the one sure way not to be happy is deliberately to map out a way of life in which one would please oneself completely and exclusively. —Eleanor Roosevelt The concept of happiness as a by-product is the foundation upon which The Seven Habits book stands. The paradox,…