Just a year ago, I was hand-writing all my plans, events, and class schedule into my Day Designer planner and every time something changed, I would white it out and re-write it into the new day or time. Over the past year, I began shifting into using Google Calendar more frequently and boyyyyy has it become a game changer in my time management and organization skills. Especially as an freelancer and entrepreneur with a different day-to-day schedule, utilizing a digital planner has been very efficient for me since the start of 2019 and I’d thought I’d share a deep dive into how I specifically use it and how it can help you organize certain aspects of your life.
Continue reading “How To: Time Management and Planning Tools”
Ever since graduating this past May, I have been doing a deep dive on where I want to be spending my time for the next few years. The only move I’ve ever done was moving from a small rural town in Pennsylvania to a large suburban city in Orange County, California. Since then, I’ve considered what it would be like living in an actual big city, like Manhattan, NY or Washington, DC. I decided to do a quick little pit stop at both cities during my time on the East Coast after traveling to Europe and spent a full weekend in DC (trying to be) like a local with Kimpton Hotels. Continue reading “Exploring DC Like a Local with Kimpton Hotels”
They say traveling is good for your mental health and for learning new experiences. Well, not only is that true, but sometimes, it can make you feel more gratitude for things that seem so basic in your everyday life. After reflecting on my incredible time in Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Hamburg, I internally realized that I feel more grateful for three specific aspects in my life. Continue reading “3 Things I’m More Grateful For Post-Europe”
Over the past ten days, I had the amazing privilege to travel to Europe for what I considered my post-graduation summer trip, although evidently very delayed! I started my vacation with a few days in Stockholm, Sweden, followed by a flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands and a final quick stop in Hamburg, Germany.
Fortunately, I had quite a few recommendations from personal friends, social following, and travel blogs on specific places to see in each city, so I thought I would compound my own little list to share on my recommendations after my ten day visit! Continue reading “A Personal Guide to Europe: Stockholm and Amsterdam”
“You have to be a little crazy. If you think like everyone else, you’re going to be like everyone else.” – Tim Grover
It’s been nearly four months since I’ve graduated from Chapman University and many of my younger peers are back in the full swing of things for the Fall semester. I’ve been asked countless times since then what I’ve been doing with my life or what I am doing for work. And the truth is, I knew what I was going to be doing before I graduated. But…it’s not the conventional “socially acceptable” route that everyone is prepared to hear and understand. Continue reading “Why I Chose The Unconventional Route After College”