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    24 Lessons Learned Before Turning 24

    It’s official. I’m 24. Does this mean I can start calling myself old now and it’s acceptable? No? Okay. Jokes aside, I’m actually really excited for what this year brings! I know 24 is kind of a throw away year (as was 23), but that doesn’t mean I can’t make it a great year for myself. I feel like we always wait for big moments (whether that means a new birthday, a new start to the calendar year, or the new start to a week) to make the changes we want to see in our lives, but I’m not waiting any longer. 24 is the year I make things happen,…

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    Top 6 Things I’m Thankful For This Year

    Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! I hope everyone enjoyed turkey day as much as I did whether that meant you were running a 5k, helping out at a soup kitchen, or simply enjoying time with your loved ones. Thanksgiving to me is always a special time of year to remember everything I have in life to be thankful for — especially the big things. I’ve had quite a wild ride this year, and so many things to be thankful for, so let’s get started! 1. Nashville. I’ve been in Nashville for a little over a year now, and it’s finally feeling like home. You have no idea how amazing that feels! I…

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    Top 5 Nashville Coffee Shops

    There are few things in this world I like more than a good coffeeshop. I personally love spending a Sunday morning in a cozy spot working on blog posts and doing the crossword (I promise I’m in my early 20s and not actually 75 despite everything that tells you otherwise). Nashville has a lot to offer in terms of good food, live music, and bar hopping, but it also has a surprising amount of local coffee shops. I haven’t hit every place yet, but I’ve compiled a list of my top five Nashville coffee shops I’ve discovered thus far. Let’s get started.

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    Top 10 Guilty Pleasures

    We all have habits that we know aren’t good for us, but we can’t help but keep doing them. When I was a kid, it was leaving lights on when I left a room (I’m very adamant about turning lights and electronics off whenever you don’t need them now). As an adult, they’re a little less harmful to my bank account and the environment (I hope). Guilty pleasures aren’t hurting anyone, but it’s also not something you blab about on a first date. I know I’ve got a lot of great habits, but sometimes, I can’t help but indulge in a guilty pleasure or too. Let’s get started!

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    Top 6 Office Supplies to Keep in Your Desk at Work

    An unfortunate fact of life is that you probably spend more waking hours at work than you do in your own home. On average, Americans work over 9 hours per day, which means, you should probably keep a few creature comforts at your desk. Personally, I keep a lot of random things at my desk like a tube of concealer in case I pick at any pimples that pop up, a blanket because I’m always cold (don’t worry, I get made fun of regularly when I wrap myself in it in the office, but I don’t care because I’m cozy), and a plastic straw for my water bottle to name…

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    Top 5 Tips For Going Back to School

    Even though I’m not going back to school this year (WAH!), I did go to school for 16 years of my life. And, not to toot my own horn, but I was pretty good at it. School was where I always excelled — I thrived off of structure, deadlines, and schedules activities. That being said, I know school isn’t for everyone. Getting into the swing of things can be hard after a three month hiatus, so here are some tips for going back to school with a bang. Let’s get started!

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    How To Beat a Bad Mood

    Bad moods happen. You can see something online that feels like a knife in the gut. Or get a call that feels like the end of the world. Anything can happen — big or small — to turn your whole day around. Sometimes, for big things, life can be put on pause, but for the most part, life goes on independent of how you’re feeling. You’ve still got to go to class/work. You’ve still got to make dinner. You’ve still got to see your friends. So, when life does throw a curveball, it’s important to know how to get past it. I’ve got five tips on how you can beat…

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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…