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.
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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
I don’t know about you but 2016 tested my sanity. Unfathomable damn near unspeakable things happened in 2016. In spite of all the crazy, I’m strutting into 2017 grateful to have had adventures, obtained goals and grown a little closer to my destiny. 2017 will not be a year of “new me” or “leaving people in 2016.” READ MORE
I love reading. I spend about 20 hours a week engrossed in books about falling in loving whether it’s with yourself, someone else or the dreams you hold dear. I was very surprised to come across the unique series, If I Break. It took me quite a while to even attempt to read this because it seemed like something else but once I took it upon myself to read, I finished the entire series in less than a week. READ MORE
After 4 years I returned to the Dominican Republic in July. My previous trip was a disaster so upon my return I was better informed, in a different set of mind with an entirely different group of people. Punta Cana is such a beautiful place with so many beautiful people. Unlike my previous visit I didn’t stay at a resort but in an AirBNB. I spent my days laying upon the beaches and just being everything I’m not here in the states; relaxed. READ MORE
There are so many things that I never learned about running head first into my career. I was so ambitious at 22 when I left college, yet so lost. I returned home, got the standard get what you can job and worked it for 2 years until I got my first real career opportunity. During my first job I learned that I needed to be assertive. The real world is racially and sexually bias but more importantly it doesn’t give a damn about anyone.READ MORE