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”
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”
The trend of being your own boss or an entrepreneur has been exponentially increasing for the past year or two now and sometimes I wonder if outsiders really know all the work that goes into running a business, especially while being in school full-time. As a “solopreneur” myself, I want to share the entrepreneurship journey I’ve been on these past four years, as both a high school and college student. Continue reading “The Truth About Being a College Entrepreneur”
“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
A quote I’m sure many of us have heard or seen before. For me, I kind of live by this, in a sense of how I choose my friends and how often I am around certain types of people. Similarly to choosing a significant other, it’s important to kind of have this “check list” of traits you want in a friend…because why would you want to settle for anything less? Continue reading “How to Choose Friends Wisely”
So it’s almost the end of June and that means two more months till all recently graduated high school seniors head off to their first year of the “best four years of their life”. This topic is something I wish I could’ve told myself prior to beginning college, but as a rising college Senior, I am glad I have the knowledge now to share with those who are about to begin a new journey in their life.
For most of us, we typically live and grow up in the same hometown from the minute we were born. We have attended elementary, middle school, and high school with most of the same people and it has always felt comfortable. But now, most of you will embark on a journey in a completely new environment, perhaps even a new state like I did, surrounded by completely different people. I will admit, when I was 18, I didn’t really give this a second thought because I truly felt ready for this change in lifestyle and environment. However, there are a few things I wish I could have kept in mind as I entered this new reality and I’ll explain why. Continue reading “My Advice to Incoming College Freshmen”