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    Top 10 Tips for Living on a Budget

    Living on a budget is one of the hardest things about being an adult. Figuring out what your budget needs to be and understanding how to allocate your funds can be difficult, but it’s so important to living a sustainable life. I used to think I was broke in college, but I didn’t know broke until moving out on my own to Nashville, TN. I also feel obligated to mention that there is a huge difference between being broke and being poor. This video by The Financial Diet outlines those difference perfectly. While I may not be able to afford a trip to Europe, I can afford to put food…

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    The Best Professional Advice I’ve Ever Gotten

    It’s that time of year. It’s time to say goodbye to classrooms and hello to summer. For some of you, this might be a final goodbye, never to enter a classroom again (at least for a while), and for others, it may be a brief hiatus until fall rolls around. This time last year, I walked across a stage in front of thousands of people and accepted my diploma, and in just four short days, many of my friends at my alma mater will be doing the same. Last week, I talked about the 10 best and worst things about graduating college. Today, I’m here to talk about professional advice,…

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    The Truth About Graduating College

    I graduated almost a year ago. WOW. I can’t believe it’s been an entire year in the “real world.” Graduating college is a part of the experience that no one can avoid (well, I guess you can, but being a 12th year senior doesn’t sound like a ton of fun if you ask me). If I’m being perfectly honest, as I always try to be here, my first year post-grad was ROUGH. I graduated without a job meaning that I moved home for the summer. A massive hurricane hit my hometown (thanks, Irma). I moved to a city where I knew approximately three people. And I started a job where…

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    Introducing “A Spoonful of Honi”

    Why, hello there! Welcome to my brand new website, “A Spoonful of Honi.” You may be wondering what spurred this rebranding decision, especially since I just relaunched “From Narnia to Neverland” last August. It may seem a bit soon to be doing all this change, but I felt like the time was right. With all the change I’ve been going through in my personal life, I thought it was only right for my blog to go through some change to. The last nine months have been a time for me to figure what I want this blog (and my life) to truly be — a creative outlet to talk about…

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    The Key to Life: Balance

    “Some nights you drink tea, some nights you drink whiskey.” – Atticus You might have noticed that I’ve undertaken a lot of monthly challenges lately. I’m constantly pushing my limits to be the best version of myself. I try new things, cut negative habits out of my life, and try to make time for what is important. Amid all the slashing and replacing and changing,  I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that balance is the key to a happy life. Deep down, I think we all know that. It sounds so simple. Balance. It’s something we are told from an early age — balance, balance, balance. Despite the…

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    Pumping the Brakes

    You may be wondering why you aren’t reading this blog post on a whole new website with a brand new blog name. I’m sorry, but I’ve got your answer right here: I decided to wait. Launching a new blog requires a million tiny little tasks to get done behind the scenes, and I had way too much going on this weekend to dedicate any additional time to a blog relaunch. So, I decided to wait. I decided to take my time and get it right rather than rush through the process and fix all the little things after I launched. And I thought that was an important lesson to discuss…

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    Big Changes Are Coming…

    “From Narnia to Neverland” has existed since March 2015. It’s three years old, and it’s gone through a lot. What started as a class project has turned into a true passion for me. I love having a creative outlet that I control completely. I love having a place that’s just mine to post whatever I want. I get to design it and play with it and make it my own — and it’s awesome. I relaunched my blog after a year hiatus in August 2017, and I’ve been posting almost twice a week the entire time (even with a hurricane, moving, traveling, and a ton of life changes in between).…

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    Top 10 Lessons I Learned in College

    Happy Elon Day! I graduated in May 2017 from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. It’s a small(ish), liberal arts school that educates the northeast on southern charm (it’s got a lot of kids from Connecticut and New Jersey who like frats and country music). Every March we celebrate Elon Day — a day dedicated to fundraising and donating, but also focused on appreciating a fantastic university and the opportunities it affords its students. Even though I’m officially a real world freshman, I still wanted to celebrate, and of course, that involves a blog post highlighting the top ten lessons I took with me from university. Let’s get started! 1.…

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    I Quit

    On average, people spend over two hours a day on social media. Two hours a day wasted on scrolling, liking, commenting, and mindlessly scrolling some more. And that’s only the physical time spent on these platforms. That doesn’t even factor in the time people spend taking photos, thinking about what to send out into the void, or analyzing when the best time to post is. I want to reclaim that time. There have been countless articles and conversations about the impact of social media on our brains, the most notable, to me, being Simon Sinek’s conversation about Millennials in the workplace and social media addiction. While I don’t necessarily agree with…

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    We're Going to Disneyland!

    Actually, we already went. And it was just as magical as I thought it would be. I grew up in Florida, so I’ve been to Disney World plenty of times, but the first time I really experienced it was when I went during the spring break of my freshman year of college with my best friend. That’s when I caught the Disney bug. He’s obsessed with Disney, and we went all out for spring break — park hopping, fancy meals, riding thunder mountain twelve times in a row, it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. If you read my post from last week, you’ll know that…