My summer: Expectations & Opportunities

I wish I could tell you that this summer was exactly what I expected. That is quite the opposite, but looking back on the twelve week stretch, I’m so happy that my attitude switched about the summer. My dad helped me move out of my beautiful brick-walled apartment in Athens  and back into my parents house four hours away in early June. My girlfriends were scattered for the summer-one staying at OSU, one playing summer volleyball at Kent, one interning for Vera Bradley in Fort Wayne, and so on. Every journalism student that I talked to from school was planning on having a glamourous summer […]

Respecting yourself

Why is it so common that when girls get “dumped” or heartbroken they immediately blame themselves? I hate that. Someone I’m really close to was burned pretty bad by a boyfriend recently, and it frustrates me so much how easy it is for girls to switch the blame; and I’ve been guilty of doing the same. “I deserved it”, “I did this wrong”, “I should of done this better”, “I’m not good/pretty/skinny/happy/nice/whatever enough”. No. No. No. That’s not true. I need to slap myself back to reality sometimes and remind myself that no one-regardless of what they may have done-deserves to be treated as insignificant […]

Enjoying

Celebrations, sand between my toes, being cozy, sunlight, bike rides, running free, big cities, adventures, relaxation, silliness, cheerful people people, heels w/ bows, journeys, beauty. All images found here

Reaching out

Good morning world! I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. Today is a day of transitions for me; my summer job ended this morning and my internship with the Intern Queen ended last Thursday. It feels very strange not rushing around doing work! During my last week interning, Lauren, the founder and CEO of Intern Queen Inc. encouraged the four interns to reach out to everyone we have been in contact with over the summer. This was definitely a push to clear out my e-mail Inbox, but I began the almost never-ending task. I sent e-mails to everyone I’ve worked with since June, whether I had […]