10 Steps to Writing Your First Book

When I was 14 years old I wrote my first book. When I was 19 I published my first book. And when I look back at that first book I laugh like a lunatic because I did not know what grammar was. Or a decent plot line. But the experience of writing it taught me everything.

coffee-cup-desk-penRead More

A Moment to Reflect

After what has been an absolutely heartbreaking week around the world, I cannot bring myself to talk about frivolous favourites and myself. Instead I would like to take a moment for us all to think about each disaster and those affected by it.Read More

How I Deal with Loneliness

It’s in our human nature to want to be around people. We crave human contact and, even when we feel like being alone, we always come back to people. And that’s why loneliness is something to never wish on your worst enemy.

how i deal with loneliness

I was about 18 years old when I realized my issues with feeling alone. I’ve always been fairly introverted, and am the first to choose an independent activity over a social one. But when I started college, I was isolated. I knew no one, I struggled with making friends, and none of my usual comforts were around. I quickly found myself depressed. And while I thought it had come from pressure, it was because I was lonely.Read More

Subscriptions That Are Worth It

If there is a subscription service to be had, then I must have it. After years of playing around with different subscriptions {from streaming to banking to beauty} I have found the ones that are not a waste of that $5-20 every month.

subscriptions that are worth it

If you aren’t in the know, subscription services are regularly billed – usually monthly – that are meant to make life easier. From delivering fresh veggies to your door to just about anything else on the planet, if you need something done there’s a subscription service for that.

After years of trying out different services – mostly because who doesn’t love a good free trial? – I figured today I’d share the subscription services that I have found most worthy of my hard earned cash.Read More

Tips for Being an Assistant {from a pro}

Anyone who thinks that being an assistant is easy is strongly mistaken. It is a tedious, high-level job that means constant attention and taking on any has thrown to you. I would know, I’ve been doing assistant jobs for last seven years.

tips for being an assistant.png

Moving from just a desk assistant in high school to an executive assistant now, I’ve learned the in’s and out’s of assistant work better than I ever thought I would. Being in a supportive role is second nature to me, and today I’m sharing my tips for dealing with the position, along with a tip or two of how to get the job!Read More

How I Deal With Frustration

Some days are just frustrating. And dealing with that frustration can be a struggle.

Mondays are already pretty rough, but this one has been a doozy. After the site being down for two days (and being unable to do anything about it but wait), having too much on my work plate for the next two weeks, and some newly arisen health problems, my frustration level is off the charts. And I need to relieve some of the tension.

To begin my own healing process, here are some of the ways I deal after a frustrating day.Read More

Why I Stopped Glamorizing Bad Habits

I’m going to make this pretty short and sweet as I sliced open two of my fingers earlier {what lengths I go to for fresh lime juice} but this is important, so I shall persevere. Let’s talk about why we need to stop glamorizing unhealthy, bad habits.

why i stopped glamorizing bad habits

Read More

My July Playlist

A big part of my life is music. From attending a handful of concerts each year to always having background music when I’m getting ready, I need music in my life.

my july playlist

I always have playlists set up for my mood¬†and for July I had lots of songs on repeat. I thought today I’d share the songs that got me through this month, and maybe they’ll make it on your August playlist.Read More

The 10 Commandments of Adult Friendship

I’ve been watching a lot of Rizzoli & Isles¬†this week and observing the friendship between Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles. Not only do they have a professional and mutual respectful friendship, but they are a reminder that friendship is an agreement and it’s important to keep up your end of the bargain.

ten commandments of adult friendship

A few months ago I wrote about making friends as an adult, and while I’m still working on making my brunch squad, the friendships I make and already have are being evaluated to see how the agreement of friendship is going.Read More

10 Things I Can't Live Without

As a Taurus, I am a creature of comfort and cannot live without those comforts. I am not completely happy unless all of my needs are met. Over the years I have made myself a grocery list of the things I need to feel comfortable and content in my surroundings. And today I thought I’d share them.

ten things i can't live without

Read More