ConfidenceEmpowerment

The Greatest Piece Of Advice I Have Ever Been Given

The Greatest Piece Of Advice I Have Ever Been Given Thank you Grandpa Carl.  My great grandpa Carl was quite the legend. At the age of 14, he moved his family from Italy to the United States in order to have a better quality of life. After driving his family cross-country to move to a ranch in California, he worked tirelessly to help provide. Through his life, he met many incredible people and traveled to almost every country you can think of. He understood the value of hard work, but more importantly, understood that you need to live your life.  When I came into the world, we would travel up to Modesto to visit him and hear his wisdom. From being environmentally conscious to not being afraid to try new things, we learned so much from Grandpa Carl. The greatest piece...

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One Of The Biggest Lessons I Have Learned During The Pandemic

Never be afraid of change! Wow, what a year this has been. With the world constantly spinning around us, especially this past year when it seemed like we couldn’t catch a break, it is crucial to make sure that we are grounded. The most helpful way I have found to do this is to ensure that I am being fulfilled by the activities that I am involved in. Whether it’s a rewarding part-time job or a weekly club, I want my activities to be a time where I am built up rather than dragged down. I am very grateful that this past year has taught me how to identify when I am in a negative state and not be afraid to change it! For instance, during those dark pandemic days where it was truly terrifying to even think of going outside, I had to keep finding the little things that made me happy. ...

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The Importance of Living in the Spectacular Now

The Importance of Living in the Spectacular Now I want to start this post by asking you to reflect on a couple questions: how many times this past year did you say to yourself “when Covid-19 is over, I will finally be able to do this”. For me, I must have said this sentence hundreds if not thousands of times but let’s take a step back. How many times have you said, prior to the pandemic, “when this event is over, I will finally be able to do this”.  Whether this event is homework, focusing on your physical health, meeting with friends, traveling, or whatever it may be, we need to stop allowing ourselves to miss out on the spectacular moments life encompasses. Granted, there are times that you need to buckle down but we must learn to set boundaries with these externalities or...

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How I Completely Transformed My Mindset After The Hardest Moment Of My Life

How I transformed my mindset... No one tells you when you are going through a moment in your life that will change you forever. That’s exactly what happened to me my senior year of high school.  Let me paint the picture: since the start of my educational career, I have always studied the hardest to be the best I could be. A’s weren’t enough, I needed to receive A+’s and additional remarks. Having put this pressure on myself my whole life, I thought it was always a good thing. It made me extend myself to being the president of multiple clubs, the captain of my cheer team, complete extensive volunteer work and involve myself in other extracurriculars. Life was always busy with progressing to the next task in order to make myself feel like I was in control of the path I was...

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What I Have Learned Working In A Small Business Run By Women

What I Have Learned Working In A Small Business Run By Women... For the past six months, I have been working at a boutique that is run by two incredible women. Each day I come to work, my perception is broadened as to how important community is when building a business. Seeing the connection and love others have for the store is amazing! I have also learned that every opportunity can be presented by taking a different path. There is definitely not one way to do something. For instance, I know this may sound silly, but my whole life I have been ingrained that I needed to go to college in order to start my career. However, that is not the case for many professions. There are successful paths that do not need another degree while there are other professions that need additional ...

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How To Make A Long Distance Relationship Work For You

How to Make A Long Distance Relationship Work For You Okay... I get it. The phrase “long-distance” is one that holds many negative stereotypes when it comes to relationships. It's scary, I know. Time away from your significant other can be really challenging. However, it’s not all infrequent phone calls and tissue boxes. When you are forced to spend time away from your partner, you are granted a period to really reflect upon the value that your relationship adds to your life. While you are away from one another, you have ample time to talk and continue to learn more about one another than you would have when relaxing and watching Netflix. You are even granted more time to fully involve yourself in your interests and passions. Even though this all may sound great, it only is if yo...

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Why Pivoting Your Life’s Goals Is So Important

Why Pivoting Your Life’s Goals Is So Important As a second year student in college, I have lived my life according to my penciled-in-plan in my planner. Ever since the beginning of high school, I have mapped out my weeks, months, even years, to when something should happen and the steps I will take to get there.  “How do you stay so on top of everything?” is a question I get asked asked often. To the outsider, it may seem that I have “everything figured out”. Well, as I sit here, writing this article, let me tell you, I don’t. Since starting college, I have been introduced to a completely new environment that encompasses so many people, ideas and opportunities that it has transformed my preconceived notion of my future.  By talking to other individuals and putting my...

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How to Jumpstart Your 2021 To Make it Your Year

It's 2021!!!! If “celebrate good times c’mon” by Kool & the Gang is not ringing in your ears as much as it is in mine this year then we have an issue. We made it! We beat 2020, one of the most unpredictable and emotionally challenging years we have had! We have endless opportunity ahead of us. We should celebrate!    While this time of happiness and forging a new path for ourselves may be in full swing, we must not forget the circumstances that came our way that not only challenged us, but strengthened us this past year. Never again will we be utterly surprised by a global moment that stops the world. We are now supplied with skills and more knowledge about how to not only "get through" but to thrive during trying times. 2020 was the year we learned to take a step b...

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How My Passion Has Shaped Me Into Who I Am

Let's Talk About Singing... Welcome to 2021 everyone!!! Ah we made it! To start the new year, I wanted to talk about something that makes me shine. Singing has been a big part of my life ever since I was little. It has allowed me to convey my creativity to the world. I discovered this passion of mine in the middle of my fourth grade musical, a child-friendly rendition of Mamma Mia while I was belting my little lungs out, riding on a wave of pure bliss. Prior to this experience, I was more on the quiet spectrum, getting embarrassed if my sister heard me singing “Eye of the Tiger” in the shower. I always felt truly alive while singing from the first audience of thirty or so parents forced into coming to a play to my largest crowd of two thousand music fans eagerly watching me per...

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The Top 5 Ways to Destress Right Now

The Top 5 Ways to Destress Right Now Life is stressful! Right now with the pandemic, the election, exams, work, or whatever else it may be, their is a lot going on. Sometimes everything can become so overwhelming that we can become absent minded and forgetful which can cause even more stress. The other day, for example, I was walking around trying to find my keys while they were in my hand. For your sake, and for the sake of those you live with, check out the top 5 ways to destress if you find yourself like I did.  1) Take a walk! Taking a break from the screen and getting outside for some fresh air can be a real game changer. Whether it is the warm sun on your back or the sound of the leaves blowing in the wind, walking can quickly put...

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