This year I haven’t planned a lot of travel. Instead I’ve planned to really dive into things around Chicago. Chicago has thousands of events going on year round. This past Wednesday I attended Odysseo Cavalia. I heard about Cavalia back in March. I wasn’t sure what it was. Some told me it was a horse show, others said Cirque Du Soleil. It turned out to be a spectacular artistic show filled with horses, culture, a live band, live singing, dancing and acrobatics that knew no bounds. Cavalia was a spectacular breathtaking piece of visual art.READ MORE
I’ve wrote several posts involving career and now it’s time I share some details of my own career experience. I graduated from University of Missouri – Columbia in December of 2011 with a Fashion Marketing & Merchandising degree. I didn’t want to be a buyer but I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I’d spent 18 years obsessing over school, getting a career and striking out on my own but upon graduation I found my self somewhat lost. Not only did I work during the school year but I’d had an internship styling “Looks of the Month” for a magazine in Columbia, I’d interned as a Business & Marketing intern for a design house in Columbia and I’d even become an editor for a Best Selling Author. Needless to say, my resume was stacked. I had so much experience I didn’t know where to start. READ MORE
Throughout college people urged me to get a mentor. To find someone who’s life I wanted, someone I wanted to be like, someone in my field to guide me or someone to inspire me. Oprah wasn’t around so I never did. As the years have progressed I’ve thought about getting a mentor, I’ve met people who probably felt they were my mentor (but I knew better) and I’ve opt’d out. Unless your name is Oprah Winfrey or Michelle Obama, I think I’m good. We spend a lot of time searching for someone who’s older and wiser to guide us. I know you’re thinking, “What?!? We all need someone to share their knowledge and experience! We need someone who’s been there.” No actually you don’t need a mentor. Here’s why…READ MORE
My book club is back! This month I’m sharing a book I found and fell in love with late last year. I like to think of myself as a cynical romantic. I’m a lover of love but I often doubt sincerity. When I began reading Love Letter to Whiskey I wasn’t sure what I’d find. What I found was so much more than I bargained for. I couldn’t have guessed in a million years a story about rejection, loss, heartbreak, unwavering friendships, love and personal growth would make me less cynical. I could totally relate to this book.
Love Letter to Whiskey tells the story of B & Jamie’s 11 year friendship. They grow up together fighting against themselves and time. Their love is unfathomable and frustrating. As a reader I was pissed at B & Jamie throughout the novel. In the beginning Jamie had chemistry with B but he didn’t choose her. He chose the safe choice which led them down a road filled with doubt, mistakes and ultimately pain. This well written book was amazing until the very last page. You think you know what’s going to happen but your holding your breath until the very final sentence.
Have you read this? If so, what did you like or dislike about this? Comment below!
I’ve spent the last year wishing I would have done a few things differently in my early 20’s. There are a lot of mistakes I’ve made that I’m paying for at 28 and will be paying for well into my 30’s. 5 things I’d wish I’d done differently in my 20’s:READ MORE
After all the events of 2016, I, like many people, need to be inspired. At a time in my life I felt like I needed to figure some sh*t out, I found Do Cool Sh*t and it changed me. When I picked up this book, I was looking for answers, only to be asked question after question.READ MORE