A Reflection on 2018, Envisioning 2019

A Reflection on 2018, Envisioning 2019

With 2018 coming to an end, I want to write this post to reflect on how this year went for me. As some may know from my past posts, the previous year (2017) was a year full of adversity for me, from transferring universities, feeling friendless, and not thriving in any parts of my career and business. Because of this low point, I made the decision last December that 2018 was going to be a brand new experience for me, in that it was ultimately going to be my year. And indeed it has…but now, 2019 is here and it’s another cycle of planning out my life as I approach graduation (honestly I’m screaming in my head as I type this). Continue reading “A Reflection on 2018, Envisioning 2019”

My First Solo Experience in Portland, OR

My First Solo Experience in Portland, OR

A little less than two weeks ago, I finally decided I was going to commit to going on my first solo trip ever to the city I’ve been dying to visit–Portland, Oregon. The truth about why I booked my plans so late in the game is because I simply kept waiting to feel “ready” to book, while I would talk for months how I was going to do it. And I’ll be honest, I am NOT the type of person that says one thing and does another. I like to stay true to my word or better yet, walk the talk. So truthfully, I felt like a fraud for saying I was going to travel to xyz in the Fall but never committed to it. Until two weeks before my trip. Continue reading “My First Solo Experience in Portland, OR”

Why I Ask Men for Advice

Why I Ask Men for Advice

Who’s opinion are you usually seeking when asking for advice? As a female myself, this is not to degrade my own gender, but to rather give an insight on my personal experience with receiving successful advice and opinions, some that have helped strengthen my strategic and logical thinking today. It’s important to understand who we are asking for opinions, because often times, many people have a personal bias and this will cloud their ability to answer with clarity and truth. So here is why I typically ask my close male friends for advice… Continue reading “Why I Ask Men for Advice”

Take Accountability for your Actions

Take Accountability for your Actions

Up until the end of 2017, I blamed others for what happened to me. If I was late, it was because there was too much traffic, not because I didn’t leave early enough to account for that traffic. If I forgot something, it was because someone else didn’t remind me. If someone misunderstood me, it was because they weren’t smart enough to understand me, not because I didn’t clarify the confusion. But all of this…sounds so selfish, doesn’t it?

Nearly one year ago, my approach to life completely changed. In essence, I guess I can say I also changed…a lot. It was a simple decision to take full accountability for everything that happened in my life, even if it wasn’t “fully” my fault, because well…why would I want someone else to have control over my outcome? Did you ever consider that thought? Continue reading “Take Accountability for your Actions”

My Consistent Everyday Habits

My Consistent Everyday Habits

I am a firm believer that our success is a reflection of our consistent everyday habits. Some of these habits are as simple as having the discipline to make our bed every morning, exercising once a day, or maybe even meditating. Regardless, I believe the foundation of success stems from our discipline and how well we push ourselves to do so consistently. Often times, I am asked how I manage to maintain such an active healthy lifestyle and I always bring it back to the habits I incorporate each day. With that, I’ve decided to share five of my consistent everyday habits.  Continue reading “My Consistent Everyday Habits”