Life, Travel

Italia Travel – Florence Edition

From Venice, we took a two hour train ride to Florence. The ride was great; there was WiFi and they came around and gave us drinks and a snack. Make sure you know your stop because Florence is not the last stop, so we got off at the Stazione di Santa Maria Novella (or Firenza… Continue reading Italia Travel – Florence Edition

Life, Love & Sorrow

The Price of Grief

I cannot explain grief to you. All I can say is it is a creature of spontaneity. It doesn't wait until a holiday or a birthday. Or even an anniversary. No, it strikes during a lone car ride. During a Netflix movie. While your grocery shopping. While your laughing with friends. When you hear a… Continue reading The Price of Grief

Life, Travel

Italia Travel – Venice Edition

First off, Venice is beautiful even if it was pouring rain the whole day we were there. The history is extensive. The winding streets are beautiful. Helpful tip for you to know, if you are flying into “Venice” at VCE, you are not arriving on the island of Venice, you still have to take a… Continue reading Italia Travel – Venice Edition

Faith, Life, Love & Sorrow

My Built in Best Friend

Today is the three year anniversary of my sister, Ryane, leaving this world.  In her memory, here is my post from a week after she passed away.  Always remember ❤ My twin sister, Ryane (pronounced Ryan), passed away 11 days ago.  I am still in shock and feel as if I will be the rest… Continue reading My Built in Best Friend

Advice, Life

How To: Listening

Life has truly been crazy with starting school (WHICH I LOVE, the classes are amazing), working part-time downtown Chicago AND part-time at the Children's Advocacy Center. So I am just going to leave you all with some food for thought that has been a theme in my classes this week: I want to recommend a… Continue reading How To: Listening

Life

The Glamour of City Living

I recently moved downtown Chicago for the summer (now I live in the city part-time, lol my life is complicated), so that my commute would go from 1.5 hours to 20 minutes.   You have no idea how much you can do with an extra HOUR, like make yourself dinner or take a pre-nap or clean… Continue reading The Glamour of City Living

Faith, Life

The Power of Psalm 91

Does anyone else out there deal with anxiety?   Well, me too! My, not so little anymore, sister is studying abroad, which is so very exciting and amazing and unbelievable, right?  Well, yes, but it also scary and anxiety causing and crazy.   And you are probably thinking, "okay, this overprotective older sister needs to calm down."… Continue reading The Power of Psalm 91

Healthy Living, Life

The Latte Factor — Investing in your Future (Part I)

ALL YOU FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE WOMEN (AND MEN) OUT THERE, RAISE YOUR HAND! Alright, so this is kind of not a topic that a lot of people enjoy, but I just recently started trying to figure out my finances.  Because I'm 23 years old and that's responsible, right Mom and Dad? The more I looked into… Continue reading The Latte Factor — Investing in your Future (Part I)

Faith, Life

How to get over: the Fear Of Missing Out

I am hear to talk about the all consuming, dreaded -- FOMO.  Or as we all know it, the Fear Of Missing Out. Raise your hand if you have ever felt this.  This feeling that other people's lives are going somewhere, and yours is not.  The feeling when you choose to stay in for the… Continue reading How to get over: the Fear Of Missing Out