NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. As I was finishing college back in late 2015, I thought I had my future figured out. I had a great part-time job with wonderful people, and quickly landed a three-month social media internship with potential for a full-time dream career. I was well on my way towards the American dream: received my degree and paved a path for a successful career in my area of study. Of course, life threw a curveball and the internship did not pan out as expected. I decided to continue with my original part-time job at Disney instead of staying with my internship team.Read More →

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Whether you’re about to graduate college, unemployed, or looking for a job switch, you might find yourself feeling a little lost during your search for your perfect career. While some job searchers are comfortable with simply finding a gig that pays the bills, many crave more from their work. If you’re like me, you strive to find a career that not only fits your skills, but one that you also feel passionate about and overall enjoy. You want to wake up thrilled to go to work and feel passionate about your purpose within your position. However, you feel stuck. How do you find this job? WhatRead More →

Guest post by Betsy Ramser Jaime Most of us would love to travel. However, if you’re just starting out the entire process can feel extremely overwhelming, especially when you’re on a budget. Believe me, I get it! From choosing a location, to accommodations and flights, it’s easy to go down the Google rabbit hole. Four hours later, you have even more questions than answers or concrete travel plans. Throughout my twenties I’ve visited 30+ countries. In the process, I’ve learned a lot and made many mistakes with travel planning. Based on my experiences, here are five key tips for the millennial traveler on a budget.Read More →

Self-care is incredibly important, but it’s especially important through major life transitions. Personally, I discovered this the hard way after I graduated college, got a new job, and moved to a new apartment with new roommates at around the same time. I put self-care to the wayside when I needed it most, and consequently my anxiety spiked. Thankfully, the lovely Kayti from DesigningCourage.com knows plenty about self-care during major life transitions! She was kind enough to let me interview her to learn about her story and important self-care tips! Let’s start with an introduction! Can you tell us a little about yourself? Hi, I’m Kayti!  I am anRead More →

As we grow older, our friendships with others change. It’s easy to grow your friend circle in high school because you see each other every day. College can be similar – a much more social culture for many students. However, if you’re not in a classroom every day, how do you make friends as an adult? Through my life, I’ve developed friendships in a variety of ways. I was on sports teams, active in high school clubs, participated in a teen church group, joined organizations in junior college, and found incredible friends through social media. After I moved to Southern California to finish my finalRead More →

Mastering the work life balance is tough. This generation is all about the hustle – working hard and doing everything you can to achieve the dream career, relationship, car, and overall life. We’re expected to balance a full-time job, friendships, a healthy lifestyle, a relationship, daily life errands, and our sanity. Many times we have to compromise one part of life to help support another; sacrifice our friendships to focus on a career, for example. I’m still rather new to the full-time career life. It’s taken at least six months to start really creating more of a plan to fine tune this work life balance. ARead More →

Today marks a brand new step and direction for this blog. For the past few months I’ve been working hard at redesigning, rebranding, and rediscovering my direction for Sara Katherine. Allow me to reintroduce myself to those who are new and those who have stuck around through this journey. Blogging grew into one of my passions back in my early college years when I started writing about the Disney College Program and my experience working in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland on thedisneyden.com. After a few years, I realized I wanted to write about more than Disney. It took a while before I discovered exactlyRead More →

With the new year quickly approaching and a few months of my new job under my belt, I decided it was time to take blogging more seriously. Since I accepted a full-time job that requires an hour commute (both ways), it took some time to adjust to my new schedule. Now that I’ve developed somewhat of a routine, I believe I can finally strive for a specific direction for this blog and achieve some goals within the new year.Read More →

We’ve all been there. We all have days where it’s challenging to focus on our workload. At the end of the day you know you need to get the work done and excel at your job, but you need an extra push to get you back on track. Here are a few techniques that might help you gain motivation when you’re having an off day at work: Get Rid of Distractions Turn off your phone. Delete social media. Put the cell on silent. Social media can wait. If you’re like me and social media is a part of your job, try your best from gettingRead More →

Mental health is incredibly important. I’ve definitely struggled with anxiety through most of my life. Despite the fact that most of the time I feel rather alright, there are definitely moments where I feel lost and confused. I dedicated the past few months towards improving myself mentally and finally taking control of my anxiety. My first big step was finally booking an appointment to go see a therapist. I’m so thankful to have found a wonderful, caring (and affordable) counselor that’s helped me through challenging moments this year. While I do feel like I’m making progress, I know I’m going to have to keep working onRead More →