• Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 9.20.19

    What a week! These last few days have been a whirlwind of emotion, but for very good reasons! I can’t share the good news quite yet, but big things are going on! Something I’ve touched on a few times on here but never really delved into is the importance of friendships. This past week has proven to me more than ever how important it is to surround yourself with people that lift you up and support you no matter what. They may ask some tough questions, but they are going to be by your side no matter what. Good friends are also just as thrilled for your success as you…

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    Lifestyle,  Personal

    Fall Bucket List

    I’ve decided that if I talk about fall enough, I can will it into existence. It’s still unbelievably hot here in Nashville, and while I’m not entirely ready for summer to be over (I’m from Florida, sue me), I am ready to be able to throw on sweaters and jeans when I leave the house. To get me (and everyone else) in the mood for the new season, I figured I would share a little fall bucket list. Let’s get started! 1. Drink apple cider. I’ve never been a hot drink person, but I love apple cider. There’s something about sitting in a cafe with a scarf wrapped around my…

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    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 9.13.19

    What a fun week! My best friend from college got into town on Saturday, and we had the best time doing all the nerdy things Nashville has to offer — like going to local bookstores, eating at chain restaurants, and watching classic Amanda Bynes movies. On Tuesday, we went and saw the Jonas Brothers, and it was truly the best concert I have been to. They were probably my favorite boy band growing up, and getting to see them live was a dream come true. The rest of the week was pretty normal, and I’m looking forward to a pretty quiet weekend. I’m seeing Dear Evan Hanson on Sunday with my roommate,…

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    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 9.6.19

    Boy was this a short week! Typically, short weeks feel longer than normal weeks, but not this one! It felt like Friday before I could even blink. After a relaxing weekend at the beach with friends, I actually took this week pretty easy as well. I had a meeting on Wednesday and a networking event on Thursday, but I’m taking tonight off since I have a friend coming into town tomorrow for the Jonas Brothers concert on Tuesday. I’m excited to get to show her around Nashville after living here for a bit longer. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week… 1. This explainer on the Hong…

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    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 8.30.19

    It’s a long weekend! Who has fun plans? I’m heading down to the beach with a group of friends, and I could not be more excited for a chill, fun weekend. Believe it or not, I don’t think I’ve taken a beach weekend since college. Since I’m from Florida and only grew up about 20 minutes from the beach, it’s never something I crave since I can go anytime I’m home (yes, even over Christmas), but I’m still really looking forward to this weekend. I haven’t gotten away from Nashville since February, so it’s a well overdue trip. This week was actually insane. I met with a few people about…

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    Advice,  Personal

    How to Be a Better Student

    Happy belated move-in weekend, Elon! I can’t believe it’s been six (SIX) years since I stepped foot on my alma mater’s campus for my first day of school. If you would have told me on that day where I would be now, I never would have believed you. While I’m perfectly content being in the real world, I do think back from time-to-time on what it would be like to do school all over again. What would I do differently? The same? Everything happens for a reason, so I would never change anything about my experience, but I can impart some wisdom on the new kids on the block. Whether…

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    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 8.23.19

    This week was a looonnng one. You might have noticed since I missed a post on Wednesday (I’m sorry!). I thought it would be more manageable, but I ended up scheduling way too many things — again. Oh well, at least it’s the weekend! Something I wanted to touch on this week is the importance of your network. Your personal and professional networks are so important to your development. This week along I reached out to a professional connection to help me get a leg up in my career, and I reached out to my personal network (friend) to help me better understand a certain situation I’m experiencing. It took…

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    Advice,  Lifestyle

    Top 5 Tips to Help You Save Money

    One of my goals of 2019 was to become an expert on my personal finances. A lot of that has had to do with finding a budget that works for me, and sticking with it. I’ve read a lot of personal finance books so far this year, but the best one I’ve read so far is I Will Teach You to be Rich. It’s basically a game plan of how to start saving money from paying off any debt you may have to investing in a Roth IRA. If you’re a money beginner like me, I highly recommend giving it a read. Money is one of our biggest stressors in life,…

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    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 8.9.19

    Another week in the books! This week was especially fantastic because I got a cat! I’ve been talking about getting a cat for so long that some of my good friends already thought I had a cat. I brought home the precious nugget below on Saturday, and she’s just the cutest little cuddle bug already. I love being a cat mom, and I’m so glad I have her in my life even if she tries to sleep on my face. Her name is Maggie courtesy of my roommate (who I’m slowly turning into a cat person). Other than having a snuggle butt sharing my bed now, I caught up with some friends…

  • Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 7.19.19

    I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to sleep this weekend! This week ended up being surprising busy, and I didn’t get nearly enough shut-eye — even with skipping a few workouts. The most exciting part of my week was probably mounting my TV. My friend came over to do it for me — my handy skills do not include the use of power tools — and we had all sorts of problems finding the studs and situating the TV at the right height. All in all, it took about four hours with a little dinner break, but now my TV is nice and sturdy (cross my fingers) on…