September 10, 2015

Under Construction

When I created my blog 2 years ago, it was because I wanted to blog about being single and my experience with that. Well 2 years later I am still (mostly happily) single, but my desire to blog about that has changed. 

I have started blogging for GenTwenty- but the jury is still out on what I want this blog to focus on. Professional development? Relationships? Issues facing 20 somethings? I just don't know but I am trying to figure out. 

Check back soon to find out what I have decided. And if you have ideas, let me know! 

For now, follow me on GenTwenty

July 31, 2014

'Happily' Single

For the past few months, I have been going back and forth on whether I am 'happy' being single, or if I would like that to be different (hence the lack of blog posts recently). 

I read a Huffington Post article that pretty perfectly sum sup the way I feel. 

Here is a preview: 

"We are intelligent, goal-oriented and determined. We are attractive enough, involved in numerous activities and not too shy. We like to think we have our lives together, that we are people worth knowing, worth being invested in.
Yet we are also single.
Whether this status is of our own doing has yet to be determined.However, I need to believe I'm not the only one, so this is a post for all the strong, independent, single, 20-something women out there -- the women who are OK with being single, content even, but at the same time can't help but wonder why they haven't found someone."
Seriously though EVERY TIME. I've even had guys be surprised that I was. European guys are so picky....

Just for laughs 

May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou: The Epitome of Grace and Class

I was once in a pageant in middle school (probably no surprise to anyone who knows me). For my talent, my mom and I decided that I should do a poem, and we choose phenomenal woman by Maya Angelou. I still remember learning the poem. I don't remember all the words, but I remember how it made me feel: strong and confident. Like I could do anything that I wanted. 

Maya Angelou really was such a wonderful and inspirational person. I learned so much from her and am sad that the world has lost her. There are countless things that she taught us. 

We learned to always treat people with kindness and respect; to go for whatever you want and don't apologize for it; to have a positive attitude; to love like you have never been hurt before; to be strong, no matter what, and finally, to always have joy.

I know she is in heaven still trying to make this world a better place. 

May 12, 2014

Levo League

Levo League is my new favorite website. 

Levo League is your career cockpit for the first phase of your professional journey. During these years, you decide what you want to do, who you want to be, and how you're going to get there. Success means something different to each of us. We hope the support from Levo's community of like-minded women will be invaluable in helping our members achieve their career goals.
  • Articles on everything you can think of from career and skills to lifestyle. 
  • Mentors who hold office hours; office hours are weekly 30 minute online chats with extraordinary leaders.

Levo League offers a few things:

In my opinion, Levo League is the go to site for all young professional women. 

March 27, 2014

I, Too, Am...

The #itooamharvard campaign has popped up on my radar, and it quickly pulled me in. 

Students at Harvard created a photo campaign highlighting the faces and voices of black students at Harvard. The #itooamharvard photo campaign was inspired by I, Too, Am Harvard, a play. 

This campaign spread to other colleges also: Oxford and College of Charleston. 

I honestly hate that race is still SUCH a divisive issue in 2014. I hate that people think it is appropriate to say things and make judgments about people because of their skin color. How crazy is that!? The other day, I was reading The Sneetches by Dr. Suess. It gives such a real view of what racism is and how silly it is. 

I relate so much to many of these photos in the campaign. I often hear things like "you act like a white girl." What does that even mean? When did acting, dressing or speaking in a certain way become identified with one race or another. Why is that the things I do make me any less 'black.' It doesn't change the color of my skin or the family that I am a part of. I rarely speak about race because it is still so dividing, particularly in the South. But I thought this campaign was so eloquently done, and really brave, and it stuck out to me. 

I, Too, Am Harvard

I, Too, Am College of Charleston