• April 2021 Goals

    April Goals & A March Update | 2021

    Happy April! It feels like we were just celebrating New Years 2021, and now, it’s already the start to the second quarter. Wow! My first quarter of 2021 was pretty great — I didn’t accomplish everything on my to-do list, but I made a good dent. I’m on track with my reading goals, and I knocked some big tasks off the list. First Quarter Wins: I gave up sugar for 40 days (with one “cheat day”) – something I never thought I would be able to do. I led a non-profit through a crisis with a solid communications strategy. I’ve read 20 books already this year! March 2021 Goals Update one…

  • 03.19.21 Catching My Eye
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 03.19.21

    Happy Friday! This week was a weird one. I was totally thrown off because of the time change, and it was really hard to get into the groove of things. Aside from the time change, I am also heartbroken over the horrible hate crime that occurred in Atlanta this week. My heart goes out to my Asian friends who are feeling more unsafe than ever as well as the families that were impacted by this atrocity. I can’t fix this situation, but what I can do, is provide you guys with some amazing books to read by Asian authors to support the community. Look out for this list next week.…

  • Winter 2021 Favorites
    Favorites,  Lifestyle

    Winter Favorites | 2021 Edition

    Spring is springing in Nashville. It hasn’t quite sprung, but I’m definitely getting the feeling that winter is coming to a close and warmer days are ahead. To honor the changing of the seasons, I wanted to share a little wrap up of the things I’ve been loving over the last few months. Let’s get started! one | brush hair dryer I bought this hair dryer back in January, and it has truly changed my life. I’ve never known how to blow dry my hair, and this brush makes it so easy. It only takes about 15 minutes. All I have to do after I’m done drying my hair now…

  • One Year Later
    Lifestyle,  Personal

    One Year Later

    It’s officially one year since I started working from home. One year since I thought, “Life will be back to normal in two weeks. How much can change in two weeks?” Oh, how little I knew. My world was about to be rocked. This past year has changed a lot for a people. Some people found out how important going out to eat was to their social life. Some people found out how much they really value their family. And me? Well. I found out a lot. Let’s get started! one | i kind of, almost like coffee now When the pandemic started, I was a strict vanilla almond milk…

  • 03.12.21
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 03.12.21

    TGIF. This week feels like it’s lasted eons, and I am so ready for the weekend. Truthfully, I don’t know why this week has felt so long, but I’m excited to get some good reading time in on the couch this weekend. this week’s good things: some delicious Hello Fresh meals, lots of quality reading time with my page flags, knocking all the items on my to-do list out before the weekend. one | daily habits to improve your mental health Routines are my saving grace. I get up ridiculously early for someone that doesn’t need to clock-in until 9 a.m., but I want that time in the morning to journal,…

  • 03.04.21 Catching My Eye
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 03.05.21

    This week was a doozy my friends. On Monday, I got some scary news that I might have to get some minor surgery done soon (only scary because I’ve never had surgery before), and it feels like it’s been years since I got that news. For the first time in year, I was truly scared, and my team showed up. My boyfriend’s giving love language can sometimes be acts of service, and he was so excited to step up in this way in the last week. My mom’s best friend offered up an amazing connection that eased a lot of our fears. My friends have checked in on me continuously.…

  • March 2021 Goals

    March Goals & a February Update | 2021

    Happy March friends! I’m sure you’ve read this everywhere, but I truly cannot believe it’s been a year since the pandemic truly began in the United States. Rather than dwelling on that, I want to look forward to what I’m hoping to accomplish in March. To be blatantly honest, I am experiencing some health issues that are making it harder than normal to keep up a workout routine and reading habits, so I’m trying to be kinder to myself in those areas of my life. Without further ado, let’s get started! February 2021 Goals Update one | develop a newsletter to send to my subscribers monthly Unfortunately, I did not…

  • Catching My Eye 02.26.21
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 02.26.21

    Happy Friday! I can’t believe it, but this week felt like a taste of life pre-pandemic with all the virtual meetings and work I had to get done. It really made me feel like I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. With people getting vaccinated and the weather getting warmer, I’m definitely getting excited about potential summer plans. I’m trying not to get ahead of myself, but I’m also trying to be optimistic. this week’s good things: coffee, my roommate got a new job, professional connections Let’s get started! one | cold-call your friends, or don’t Fun fact: I actually hate when my friends call me out of…

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    Advice,  Lifestyle

    The Best Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

    One of my friends asked me the other day if I’ve always been as confident as I am now. My question is, am I really that confident? For the average 26 year old, I feel like I’ve faced a lot of life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been extremely fortunate to always have a roof over my head and food on the table, but I also learned at a very young age that the only person you’re guaranteed to have in this life is yourself, so I’ve worked really hard to love me and fight for me. I’ve heard a lot of amazing advice in my short time on this…

  • 02.19.21 Catching my Eye
    Catching My Eye,  Lifestyle

    Catching My Eye | 02.19.21

    This was truly a week for the books. A massive snow storm (sleet storm?) hit Nashville, and I self-selected to stay at home and remain off the roads for my safety and the safety of others. Not only does Nashville not really have the infrastructure for snow, but I am from Florida, and while I can handle any hurricane that comes my way, snow is a whole different thing for me. On Wednesday, I was searching for places that were delivering because I was embarrassingly low on food, and a true hero was delivering from Walgreen’s so I snagged from emergency mini-pizzas to tide me over until the weekend. Fingers…