Inflight Entertainment: I Was a Flight Attendant

“I’ve never been to Texas. I hear they have good food.” It didn’t take much to talk myself into interviewing for a flight attendant job. It was the year 2013 and after getting laid off from my first full-time job and finishing an AmeriCorps term, it was time for next big adventure. Once I found…

Conquer Your Queendom: Stop for Gas on the Way to Your Goals

I gave my first keynote speech at Grlpwrpgh’s inaugural Conquer Your Queendom Conference on April 28th 2019. At first when founder of Grlpwrpgh, Amanda Cowan asked me to speak I was all, “What am I gonna talk about? I have no idea what I’m doing or how I got here. Who is gonna listen to…

Timeless: For My Pappy’s Birthday

Staring at him laying in the hospital bed that the nurse had set up began this emptiness in my stomach that I knew would not be temporary. I thought about how he was battling cancer and pneumonia and the doctors sent him home saying there was nothing else they could do for him.  I thought…

I’m a Millennial Mayor

It was our parents that told us that we could be whatever we wanted. I’ve been a secretary (fun), an AmeriCorps member (proud), flight attendant (interesting), IT Business Analyst (weird right), and now I can add millennial mayor to that list. On February 11th, 2019 I was sworn in as Braddock’s youngest mayor. I went…

24 Things I’ve Accomplished Before 30

I’ve been told that I have so many stories to be so young. I’ve looked to several other bucket lists for things to do before I’m thirty and quickly came to the realization that, “been there done that” is a straight up mood. Observations like this is why I no longer participate in games of…

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…