In Lawrence Collerds ‘City Of Big Shoulders’, Lawrence writes about what it is like living in the inner city neighborhoods of Chicago, and how it shaped him into who he is today. My experiences, and things that I encountered while growing up in the city of Danville has shaped me in a different type of […]
In the 1640’s, homelessness was seen as a moral deficiency, a character flaw. If one found themselves homeless in the 1600’s, a person or family would come upon a town and would have to prove their ‘worth’ to the community’s fathers. If not, they would be on the not so merry way to […]
While running can help improve (mood) + (overall fitness and health), it can also negatively impact (body) + (mind). Not unlike other forms of exercise, running gives us the physical activity/outlet to release pent-up energy (once that initial pain goes away of course) to think about and process our worries, stressors, etc. You can even […]
We’ve heard the whole extrovert vs introvert debate a million times or more. Extroverts are seen as social butterflies and sometimes obnoxious; whereas introverts are shy and potentially stuck-up. The truth of the matter is, a real extrovert is a person who prefers to spend their downtime surrounded by people. Extroverts thrive in group settings. […]
We all have our vices. Poor table manners, avid Netflix binger, foodee. For me, it’s Starbucks. I play those Starbucks games like they are the lottery – and it all honesty, the chance of winning free Starbucks for life IS EXTREMELY SIMILAR!
I understand, Starbucks is not for everyone. I hear often times I should shop […]
So, I read a book this week, “Carry On, Warrior” by Glennon Doyle Melton. Not only did I love her writing style, but I love what she had to say. So much of it has been so relateable to me. One quote I particularly loved was this one:
“I’ve never made a friend by bragging about […]
I’m sure I’m not the only person who wakes up in the morning from time to time wanting to throw the alarm clock at the wall and completely shut down for a week…. You try to get up over and over, but your bed just sucks you deeper into a comfortable trance.
Even in those moments […]
Its about that time everyone will be going off to college pretty soon. Each year of college is equally scary and exciting. A whole new set of tough classes and new faces, it’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about the unknown. At the end of the day you deserve a comfy room to relax and […]
Every time someone starts a story with “back in the day”, they are normally referring to a better time in their life.
Not this one. I used to consider myself a pretty average girl before my children.
I was the type to get a manicure and pedicure every 2 weeks, my hair was always done, I always […]
What is it about a celebrity that makes us so obsessed? Think about it, we even call them our ‘idols’. Celebrities consume us more than they ever have before. It’s not that we obsess just over their singing, […]