How I Made Extra Cash in College

How I Made Extra Cash in College

As a full-time college student, I understand the time consuming assignments we are constantly bombarded with, yet still needing extra cash to spend on food, clothes, books, and all that good stuff. But the dilemma here is, how am I going to be able to stay focused on school while slaving away several hours of my day at work, only to take home very little? Knowing this dilemma heading into my freshman year, I decided to become resourceful and made sure I allocated my work hours wisely, while also being paid at a much higher rate than normal college jobs were paying. Here are a few of my tips… Continue reading “How I Made Extra Cash in College”

My Current Reading List + Favorites

My Current Reading List + Favorites

I’ve always been a bookworm since I was young, especially when I went through a phase of being obsessed with the Pretty Little Liars series (way before the show) and would legitimately read a whole book in one day. As a young adult now, I still love reading whenever I can and I incorporated a habit of reading about 30-45 minutes a day this past year in 2018. After my recent Portland solo trip, I took home a few more books with me after my long stop at the infamous Powell’s Bookstore and have been reading so many new titles since. Here’s a list of what I’m currently reading and my favorites from the past as well. Continue reading “My Current Reading List + Favorites”

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”