The 30 Day Minimalist Challenge starts off with probably the toughest challenge of the entire 30 days: Stay offline for one day. At least for me, I couldn’t imagine going an entire day without using the internet. I decided to  kind of tailor the challenge to at least not use social media until after I was done with work, and see how long I could manage afterwards. My Experience: The night before I deleted Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and any other social media app I had on my phone right before bed. This way I wasn’t tempted or forgot first thing in the morning when IRead More →

Now that I’m done with college and taking on the new year, I thought it’d be a good idea to take a step back and figure out what I really want to do with my time. I’m so used to the pressures of always working on projects or homework assignments, but now that I’m not studying for tests I’d love to use that time productively and find new hobbies and things I enjoy doing. A blogger I follow, Cara from Onwards and Upwards, posted some of her resolutions and reflections for 2016. She included a 30 day challenged dedicated to focusing on a more minimalisticRead More →

And just like that, we’re facing a brand new year. 2015 was a year of hope and new beginnings for me. The previous year was a particularly rough one. Filled with heartbreak, failure, and a lot of soul searching to figure out what I truly want and how I need to achieve it. I declared 2015 to be the year I focused on ME, and boy I sure did. I kicked off the new year with a surprise: My book was officially published! I couldn’t believe it. One of my biggest dreams came true. It was absolutely unreal. I continued the great start for the newRead More →

When I heard that Emily Osment was going to be in a new show on ABC Family, I grew curious. Yes, I was one of those people who watched Hannah Montana…I admit. However it’s always interesting to see where some of those child actors go after their “glory days” on whatever Disney Channel show they used to be on growing up. Plus, Ashley Tisdale is one of the producers, which peaked my interest for the same reasons. (Okay yes I was also a High School Musical and Suite Life of Zack and Cody fan.) Young and Hungry was basically what I predicted. It’s a simple, feel-goodRead More →

Now that I have officially completed college, it’s time to look back at all the goals I made for the semester, and see the progress (or lack of) that I made for each goal! Avoid procrastinating – I was definitely better at this for this last semester than I have in the past. Midterms was a bit of a struggle with it but I definitely finished strong with planning early and avoiding Netflix as much as possible to focus on finals and my last huge group projects due at the end of the semester. Earn at least one “A” in my classes – I still haven’t gottenRead More →

You guys, I did it! I conquered the impossible! I finished college! I’ve been blogging about my final semester in school for a bit, but to actually be able to say that I finished finals and I am now a college graduate is absolutely surreal. This is something I’ve been planning and aiming towards for more than five years. It’s crazy to think that back in high school, college was only a distant thought. Now, it’s a part of my history. What’s the plan now? Well, like most successful business school graduates…I’m still figuring that out. I am definitely trying my best to work outRead More →

With the end of the semester rapidly approaching (seriously…my last college finals EVER are next week), I’m surprised I found the time to start and finish the entire first season of Jessica Jones on Netflix. Actually…I’m not surprised. I tackled Gilmore Girls around finals season last year and still passed my classes so….can I put this on my resume? Anyway, I was originally a little skeptical about Jessica Jones. I’m a huge Marvel fan; The Avengers is one of my top favorite movies, I love Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man is my favorite superhero. However, I wasn’t as intrigued with Netflix’s first original MarvelRead More →

I was truthfully a little hesitant to watch Jane the Virgin…the title kind of turned me off. However, I didn’t know anything about plot, characters…well, anything honestly. All I can say is I’m so glad I gave this series a chance a couple weeks ago, because it quickly became one of my new favorite shows. As I mentioned before, I went into watching this show with no knowledge on anything, except that the main character is a virgin named Jane. I thought the show would be focused around her virginity and making fun of the typical stereotypes that come from someone who prefers to remain aRead More →

It’s officially December! I’m so sorry I’ve been rather MIA…finals season is upon us so having any sort of life outside of homework, class, and my job is awfully challenging. ANYWAY, in the spirit of the season, I thought I’d make a list of my top five favorite Christmas movies! Enjoy! 5. A Charlie Brown Christmas I may not have seen this movie in years, but it will always hold a special place in my heart. Nothing quite reminds me of Christmas during my childhood like Charlie Brown and his sad Christmas tree that just needed some love. 4. The Santa Clause I simply adore thisRead More →

The E-Ticket Life by Kyle Burbank I met Kyle through one of my best friends, who works with Kyle on a Disney podcast called The Disneyland Gazette. Kyle was kind enough to be the first person to officially review my own book on both the Gazette and LaughingPlace.com. While I was participating in an interview for the Gazette with Kyle, I learned more about his book The E-Ticket Life. I was definitely excited to read it myself, and jumped on the opportunity to finally meet Kyle in person at the D23 Expo and purchase a signed copy. I didn’t actually get around to reading Kyle’s book untilRead More →