Words for Wednesday

I really enjoy comparing quotes and song lyrics to my life and when I feel they fit a specific person or situation, I try to share. I was procrastinating on writing a History paper last night and instead looking up quotes/lyrics images from various Tumblr sites. Images have always been incorporated into this blog, but one goal for me is to post more quotes and lyrics that inspire and motivate me that are took good to pass up. In attempt to add a little structure, organization, inspiration and a stronger feel-good atmosphere on this blog, I’m going to begin “Words for Wednesday” and post 5-10 […]

How-to: The Cover Letter

I love to bounce ideas off of my friends-both in the personal and in the professional realm. When Aimee was chatting w/ me about writing a cover letter, Jamie suggested the idea that I write a “how to write an effective cover letter” blog post. I am in no way, shape or form an “expert” but I have written my fair share of cover letters for different positions, jobs and internships and decided to take Jamie’s suggestion. Annnd here it goes: The purpose of a cover letter to to explain WHY you are submitting a resume and is an introduction tool between you and the employer, […]

FWD: What isn’t on the resume

I actually wrote this blog post last summer on another blog and was re-reading it today and liked it! I agree with everything I posted originally, and realize just how important these skills/traits are now as I’m a year older. I added pictures I like for a little visual effect [the post is long, but good, I promise!] Enjoy queens! July 21, 2009: I honestly feel like I have to redo, update, change, check or do SOMETHING to my resume all the time. I’ll see someone else’s, or another design and decide to format mine differently. I’ll think of a new verb to describe perfectly […]

Musical Pick-Me-Ups

And by pick-me-up, I mean crown polish. But you already knew that. Today I want to post song lyrics and links to the music videos of songs that have motivated me this week and a few constant songs that just simply make me feel happy and refreshed. This week has been a busy and crazy and bangin’ lyrics and a catchy beat are just what I needed today. Start downloading the songs nowww. TOP 5 HIP-HOP & RAP SONGS ON REPEAT 1. Monster by Kanye West, featuring everyone [Jay-Z, Bon Iver, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross] lyrics—You could be the King but watch the Queen conquer […]

College: To do/to have

My main queen Paige sent me this to me yesterday. She only posted a few that mostly related to our friendship and roommate-ness (I feel like I have the right to make up my own words on my blog?) but I decided to find the full list on The Frisky. I also found a list of “30 things to do while in College” from The Examiner. I wanted to list my favorite 15 from the post, and elaborate via italics and photos on how/why they relate to my college experience so far and to many others’ experiences as well. “What Every College Student Should Have” […]

Missing my girls

I’m blogging cozied up in my bed after an amazing weekend, but keep reminiscing on hilarious, ridiculous, beautiful memories with my sisters. I decided to dedicate this post to Kerry, Katie and Hope; the three people I care about more than absolutely anything. It’s been such a privilege to be their oldest sister and watch them grow into the amazing women they are. My girls are the first to correct me when I’m out of line and the last to judge me when I make a mistake. I wish we could live together at home all the time, but being at school has deepened our […]