Why I Choose Carlow?

“I was a fan of Carlow before I could even fully comprehend college and I have the Polaroid somewhere to prove it.” I still remember it like it was yesterday. Little old me jumping up and down on the small dormitory bed in my soft pink nightgown feeling like the coolest kid in the world….

Salary vs Sanity: What’s More Expensive?

Secure the bag. Secure the bag. Shout out to whomever came up with that motivational attitude. Making sure your coins are in order is cool but there will come a time in corporate America where you start to question, “is this check worth my peace?” Let me very much so say, no. The older I…

Feed Your Confidence and Starve Your Fears

Get comfortable in your own skin as you don’t really have any other options. The sooner you let that little tidbit of advice sink in the more peaceful life seems to get.

We Need to Talk About Salaries

In college I was a bit of a “trouble maker” but I was taught to question everything. Unhappy with the food options at my university I questioned why I was paying thousands of dollars for a meal plan that was mediocre at best. No one bothered giving me an acceptable answer and when I encouraged…

Existential Crisis: Falling Out of Love is Crucial

“No, we can’t be friends because you were a terrible boyfriend. What would make me think you would be an awesome friend?” – Me (2016) People can be friends with their exes if said person deserves it. The older I get the more I realize that not everyone deserves my friendship because frankly, I’m a…

7 Life Lessons from 2017

If 2017 was a drinking game a lot of us would be beyond drunk. As an optimist I’m obligated to find the bright spots and the moments of celebration from 2017. Last year I made a list of things not to bring into 2017. This year I took a different approach and hope to bring…

28: Bites of Wisdom

      Never apologize for who you are or what you feel especially if you’re okay with it. Don’t break yourself bending over backwards to help everyone. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself because life is short and you’re going to need that laugh. With confidence, anything is possible just be certain you…

New Orleans: Krewe du Vieux

I think birthdays are literally a celebration of life. An anniversary of birth shouldn’t just be acknowledged but freakin celebrated and after the year with the limo, exploration of Pittsburgh and the high standard of parties my parents set for me the only thing left to do was gather my gals for a quick getaway….

Women’s March on Pittsburgh

Why I Marched on Saturday Saturday, January 21st the Women’s March on Pittsburgh wasn’t my first and probably won’t be my last time protesting. Over 25,000 men and women from all walks of life marched from the Pittsburgh City County Building to Market Square. Such a large turnout jam packed the square to the point…

& Retail Therapy

“The schedule was wrong. I can’t find you relief for a break so here’s a $20 gift card instead.” “Why must we form one line? He wants to play the lottery and I want to return all my groceries. I’m in a hurry.” Everyone was always in a hurry especially during the holiday season. I’ll…