Advice, Faith, Life

When plans don’t work out…

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the constant love and support. I receive all your messages, comments, and likes with a smile. They truly brighten my day. ❤ I want to reach out to those who are finding their way along the journey of life. I am the queen of having… Continue reading When plans don’t work out…

Advice, Life, Love & Sorrow

Trauma in Action

Let's talk about trauma. Many people have experienced some form of trauma in their life, minor or major.  It can range from losing your childhood pet to grieving for the loss of an immediate family member. It could be having a sibling go through an armed robbery (secondary trauma) to yourself actually experiencing it. It… Continue reading Trauma in Action

Life, Love & Sorrow

The Battle of Loss

Let's talk about loss. Any type of loss - from losing someone you love, to a break-up, to not getting the results that you have wanted, from striving for something but not achieving it. --- Loss. The devastation. Loss is the failure of what we imagined our future to be. It is us realizing that… Continue reading The Battle of Loss

Life

To choose love

What do we all deserve and need in a relationship? Acceptance. The other must look at you and see the amazing qualities you have. And see you for your faults. And with those faults, they must accept. Not try to change or improve. They must look at ALL of you.  The good AND the bad.… Continue reading To choose love

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, 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

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

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