The Biggest Lessons and Takeaways 2017 Gave Me

This year wasn't all peaches and cream for me y'all, but 2017 was 20 times better than last year or the year before that. Beyond the great blessings like snagging new writing gigs, getting my own apartment by myself, and starting this great site, it was filled with a lot of lessons learned (some re-learned).…

Let your light shine

Why Dimming Your Light Only Hurts in the Long Run

"Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you."                           - Marianne Williamson ("Our Deepest Fear") From jump, my mom and dad didn't raise me to be mediocre. Once…

Enough Dreaming and Planning…Time to Execute!

Today marks the start of a new month, and, of course, a lot of us are busy with new projects for December, and coming up with plans for 2018. I'm right there with you. I was already in the midst of writing this post, because it's definitely an issue in my life that I struggle…

No Pressure, No Diamonds

I've got to be honest. I've been incredibly frustrated over the past year or so with balancing a 9-5 and my freelance career. Almost to the point of giving up my dream (that passion inside just won't let me!). On top of my work, trying to get my health right, and maintain somewhat of a…