Attempted my first novel in the fourth grade. I write for various publications online and my words have also made it to print. I have written about a wide range of subjects that include business funding, financial literacy, healthcare marketing, chubby unicorns, and potato chips.
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Do you remember childhood thoughts about what you wanted to be when you grew up? Did you become what you dreamed of, or did you go down a bumpy path as you learned more about yourself and what you are good at?
Today's college admission process involves much more than good grades and test scores. Parents and their children need to be thinking about their strategy well before senior year if they intend to compete for an acceptance letter to the college of their choice. The biggest key is to stay strong from start to finish.
In high school and college, students are taking in loads of information. They're learning the Pythagorean theorem, classical conditioning with Pavlov's dogs, the theory of relativity and much more. They could probably tell you all about ecosystems and the anatomy of the body, but they may have no idea how to make a budget.
Around the holidays, there are a variety of bells that we have come to know: sleigh bells, jingle bells and the charity bells. Every year you walk past the bundled-up volunteers who are ringing their bells and greeting strangers in hopes that you will feel moved by the spirit of the season to support their cause.
We've all heard the phrase "Time is money." It's generally accurate, but consider an alternative proposition: Time is more valuable than money. Money can multiply, but time can't. Beyoncé's empire wasn't built in a day and a business doesn't usually launch in 24 hours either. Being an entrepreneur is an exacting and time-consuming effort.
I imagine thousands of students taking biology class right now are wondering, when am I ever going to use this ? I can also imagine inspiring writers are wondering, how am I going to use this and make a living?
1. Have a goal for multiple areas of your life. What are areas in your life are you wanting to improve? It could be: I want to work out 3-5 a week. I want to drink 8 glasses of water a day. I want to journal at least once a day.
The 5th annual Brew at the Zoo, & Wine too at the Kansas City Zoo will benefit rhino conservation efforts.
"Magazines have always been a big part of my life. I still have issues of publications that do not exist anymore such as YM and CosmoGIRL! that have teenaged Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on the covers. I've grown up with magazines and still have subscriptions.
Every February, consumers are typically inundated with hearts whether it's about Valentine's Day or American Heart Month. It's the time of year when we tell the special people in our lives how much we love them, as well as learn about heart attacks and heart disease.
As women, we typically hate the Other Girl. When we find out our boyfriend was seeing someone else, we tend to not like the Other Girl more than him. But, the farther I get away from what happened to me when I was cheated on and when my friends have been left for someone else, I see clearer.
The Extra Sprinkles
My eyes were looking down at my bowl of soup, but I wasn't fully looking at it. I was so deep into my head, it didn't seem like I was fully present. Jordan will always ask, "Are you doing okay?" when he can sense I am stressed, sad, upset, or struggling with a bad mood....
It was another magazine article that did it. I had just finished reading "Period Power!" by Sara Austin from the December 2016 issue of COSMOPOLITAN and I had that same big feeling I did when I was inspired by SEVENTEEN's article about Beauty Peace Day that led me to create and found BUILD Beauty at...
With the start of the new year and a new job, it sure felt like a brand new chapter. There have been a lot of things I have wanted to improve upon and change because I was simply tired of living an...
I have never understood why girls include phrases such as, "disregard how terrible I look in this picture, but..." and goes on to describe something other than herself in the photo.
Long ago, in a faraway land, someone came up with the grand idea that you will need to find me.
Stop comparing! One of the easiest things to do is to compare ourselves to another person. One of the hardest things to do is to compliment that person after we've just compared ourselves to them.
And 3 ways how to do it! You have competed before. Whether you know it or not, you have. It might have been just thoughts in your brain mentally competing against another girl to physically competing on stage for a crown. Society, and especially mass media has long stacked women against each other.
"What's your talent?" Ah, the big question you're asked when you compete in a pageant. It was my first time competing in a pageant on a big whim so I grimaced inside when I answered, "poetry." It wasn't a dance number and I wasn't going to be belting out any songs that night either.
Whether you were dumped or you did the dumping, a breakup truly is a tough time for anyone. Everyone has different grieving techniques and react to the situation in a variety of ways. I am simply giving you a checklist of things you can do to be a few steps closer to healing your heart and getting back out there.
I'll wait, even if it takes years. There is just something special, meaningful and freeing about an apology. Years ago, I read on a Dove chocolate wrapper that the phrases not used enough are "thank you" and "I love you." The statement impacted me, and there's one more phrase I think we need to add: "I'm sorry."
Blink 182 taught us in their song, "What's My Age Again?" that "nobody likes you when you're 23." Now that I am in my third month of being 23, I realize maybe it's not that everybody hates you when you are 23, but 23-year-olds themselves simply hate being 23.
"What's your talent?" Six months into training and preparing for Miss Kansas USA, I was getting quite annoyed whenever someone asked me this question in a usually snarky or joking tone. I would then have to explain, for what seemed like the millionth time, Miss USA did not include a talent portion, but Miss America did.
Penne is an Italian word for "quills" or feather pens. It's large, two inches straight and cut at an angle to resemble the point of a quill. It's one of the most versatile noodles that can complement a variety of sauces from creamy to heavy.
Glitter and the Girly Girl
As I have grown and dabbled in "the real world," I know other humans that would cringe or think I am crazy to actually like and enjoy people. Put those two statements together and you have me declaring that I care about people.
Fall has proven to be the most bitter, but also the sweetest season for me. As much as I love to feel the change in the air as it turns crisp on my face, it also reminds me of the pain I've experienced the past few years during this time.
I am a touch overwhelmed. My mind is being cluttered over how I should feel about my body. Let me give you a glimpse as to what I am referring to. In the last couple weeks, social media has been on the defense over our bodies and what is the perfect body.