Balancing Work|Life|Friends|Relationships|etc

Hi guys! So I haven't been traveling as much as before for work. It's sort of bittersweet but definitely gives me a chance to catch up on everything I've been missing for 6 months or so.

Balancing work with the rest of life events. How do you do it? (Shoutout to all the moms! Yall the real MVPs!)

It's definitely not the easiest thing ever when you're more so career driven than anything else in life. *PAUSE* I'm more so God-driven than anything else.

But at some point you have to take a step back and see if the balance is too top heavy.

In doing so, I think I have a perfect blend of it all at the moment. I love to spend my time equally with family/friends. Yes I love the challenges at work because it keeps me on my toes. But also keeping God at the top because without Him, I'm a complete mess.

In the midst of it all, remember what's important and prioritize what you should focus your time on.
Take a quick weekend trip to the beach. Don't allow work or school to overwhelm you or keep you too busy to take time for yourself.

Remember your purpose. 


He makes me smile.
He makes me laugh.
He makes me happy.
He shows me life in a different perspective. 
He makes me appreciate the small things.
He's goofy and so am I.
He prays with me.
He's exactly what I prayed for.
He bikes with me.
He tells me when I'm wrong but also admits when I'm right.
He shares with me.
He motivates me.
He's patient with me.

I must say God has really blessed me with him.

The journey is the reward.

What Time Is The Right Time? -- Guide To Life After College

School is starting up soon and you may or may not have a plan for after college graduation.
Will you go to grad school? Begin your career? Take a break & just go with the flow of things? Apply for jobs before or after graduation?

It can definitely be overwhelming but with a plan you will succeed.

So what time is the right time to begin applying for jobs? There's no real correct answer it really just depends on your intentions and if you would like to apply to a small/large corporation and also if you would like options.

I would say to begin applying for jobs at least 6 months before graduation.

Why? Well if it is a large corporation, they will most likely have TONS--THOUSANDS of resumes/applications to review. So allow enough time for the application and hiring process.

Let's say if you graduate in the month of May. You should most likely begin researching and applying by December/January.

Researching Process --When researching different companies make sure that the company offers things that can benefit you like paid vacation, continuing education, workshops, training.

Because I mean at the end of the day you'll spend the majority of your time at work every week. 

Applying Process -- Make sure that you give yourself OPTIONS. So that when you do get a job offer you may have the upper hand to negotiate a better offer or also weigh your options.
One company may have unpaid vacations while the other company may offer 10 paid vacations.


Happy Monday loves! 
So as the summer comes to an end...and summer goals have been accomplished. 
I know that I have visions that I would LOVE to see in play. 
Like there's my vision for my blog and also my personal brand and my career.

Lately, I've been having a hard time staying motivated and focused on these visions. 
I also noticed certain people shining a negative light into my vision. 
This can really be discouraging and just ultimately make you feel as if 
your vision is unreachable. Like you're crazy for even imagining such visions. 
These ___ is WISHY WASHY.


So I had to take a step back and reevaluate my purpose of each vision.
Actually writing this down on paper helped with revisiting my purpose and gaining back motivation. 

Monday's Motivation 
Realize your purpose. Focus on your vision 
and don't let anyone steer you away from it.

Monday Blues.

How do you begin a new week?

Of course you can complain about your long weekend being over... But now it's a new week and you need some motivation right?

New week = new opportunities. 

I've been trying to keep track of all of my "2015 blessings" and when I'm in need of some motivation I look at that list to see all I've accomplished thus far.

Even the little things like "met a consultant on the plane & exchanged business cards" or "gained an awesome mentor".

It encourages me to strive for greater. 

So what are your "2015 Blessings" that you've accomplished this year?

“Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.” – Marva Collins"