Those Who’ve Made It

Last week, I received an email from a successful website geared toward motivating, inspiring & empowering millions, asking me to become one of their online authors. Exciting right?! I was pumped up, proud, and all around joyful that my work and writing had been recognized enough to draw the attention of an editor who I hadn’t directly promoted myself to. This… Read more →

Walking the Walk

“There is a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.” I am very proud of the moments when my friends ask me for my advice. Even more so, I am proud of the times when it steers them in their intended direction. What I am not so proud of are all the times I haven’t taken my own… Read more →

When Ya Passion Ain’t Ya Priority

February. My last post was in February. I’ve spent the past 4 months validating this sad fact in the following ways: You’ve been so busy with schoolwork and studying. (Aka I’ve become a master snapchatter and procrastinator) You’ve had no time between class and everything with extra curriculars. (I somehow found time to hit the bar with friends every weekend…… Read more →

Be The Purple Cow

“Cows, after you’ve seen one, or two, or ten, are boring. A Purple Cow, though…now that would be something. Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and flat out unbelievable.” – Seth Gordin  My mom (@laineycake), is a purple cow. – – 25 years. My mom has owned Splash Hair Studio, an upscale hair salon for 25 years.… Read more →

My Weekend With Oprah: Cheers to Life

The last couple of weeks have not been the most inspiring but I’m finally coming out of the haze of winter break and my syllabus week bender. I’m back. After finishing What I Know for Sure this morning, finally I feel like I have something of importance to share with you. This post is the last of the four part Oprah series… Read more →

My Weekend With Oprah: Ring Ma’ Bell

Over this holiday season, I have been told multiple times that I am in fact “going to hell,” from my grandparents and even strangers outside of restaurants (true story) because I don’t go to church… Therefore, I can honestly say when Rob Bell was introduced as a pastor, something inside me automatically closed off. I didn’t know what to expect from… Read more →

My Weekend With Oprah: Eatin’ Prayin’ & Lovin’…

Elizabeth Gilbert had always seemed like a pretty cool gal. I mean, Julia Roberts played her in a movie about her own life… that’s pretty awesome. The best part about Liz is that she’s not just an impressive writer, but is one of the most engaging speakers I’ve ever heard. She was able to share her new outlook on life through… Read more →

My Weekend With Oprah: The Big O

Miss Oprah Winfrey was my partner in crime this past September, during our weekend conquering Washington DC. She taught me about following dreams, setting intentions and loving myself for who I am, while also growing into what I could be. Okay, so we didn’t get to sip on her Starbucks Oprah Chai together, become best friends, or even end up within 100… Read more →

4 Things that May Keep Us from Truly Seeing:

“More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.” – Francois Gautier – – I’ve been spending a lot of time recently, contemplating whether or not I am viewing an entire picture, rather than just a small segment of my own life. What I mean is, I find that it is becoming harder and harder for me… Read more →