Empowerment

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 To Stop Basing Your Values In Other’s Opinions

How To Stop Basing Your Values In Other’s Opinions Peer and societal pressures are real... Now, I’m not referencing experiences such as your grandma trying to pawn off some of her chocolate chip cookies to you, I’m referencing ways you alter your personality, mediums of expression and overall beliefs of the world around you to please those in your inner circle. We are all unique individuals. Why should we be forced to morph with the pack to feel more stable when we are all destined to push the boundaries and take risks? I can’t say I have always strayed away from following others. In high school, I found I was constantly altering the words that came out of my mouth or the way I dressed because I was afraid that others would think.This then transformed to me loosing sight of who ...

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About Me

Going the Distance: Why I Am Thankful For My Long Distance Relationship

How I found myself going the distance...   The summer before I started my freshman year of college I was working full time at one of the most luxurious resorts located on the sands of Montecito, California. All I could think about was saving money for college and my excitement for the fall quarter to begin. That all changed when the pool boy I would see each day pushing towel carts would become my boyfriend. It is now my second year at UCLA and yes, I am still dating that pool boy. Through the past year and a half, a lot has changed in my life. However, even though we have not been in the same town since that summer, I am so grateful that we decided to go the distance.  Moving away from home was scary! A newer and bigger city full of opportunities was as ex...

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Empowerment

Empowerment Series: Jeannie Burford

Jeannie Burford I am so lucky to be able to say that Jeannie Burford is my mom. My whole life she has been my biggest cheerleader. She is someone that I can, without a doubt, look to in order to feel like I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. Not only is she a Senior Financial Advisor in her office, but she is one of the founding members of Boys Team Charity in Santa Barbara.  On top of all of this, she is ALWAYS there for any one of my siblings or I, avidly bikes, hikes, walks, enjoys traveling, making flower arrangements, baking, and offers advice to graduating college students who are interested in going into financial careers. She is truly the most inspiring person I know. My whole life I witnessed my mom waking up at 5am....

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5 Things That Make Us Feel Like Boss Ass Bitches Every Day- By Broke Bitches of the 905

5 Things That Make Us Feel Like Boss Ass Bitches Every Day One of my closest and most creative friends recently started a blog called the Broke Bitches of the 905. If you are looking for incredibly relatable, funny, inspiring, and down write captivating content, go check out their amazing blog! In the meantime, they complied different activities they do daily to feel like a boss! Continue reading below to learn more! You can find the Broke Bitches of the 905 on their blog https://brokebitchesofthe905.com/ or Instagram @brokebitchesofthe905  1) Waking up and making breakfast! Not sleeping until 1 pm is actually is one of the best feelings ever. Even though it might be hard to get up at first, we definitely appreciate the e...

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Empowerment

Why 2020 Shouldn’t Be #Canceled

Why 2020 Shouldn't Be #Canceled To say this has been one hell of a year would be an understatement. From the wildfires that plagued Australia to the most confusing and disagreed upon virus called Covid-19 globally affecting the world to America being thrown into political turmoil with protests, riots, and oh ya, Kanye West running for President, it has been an extremely unpredictable year.  Lately I have seen the hashtag #cancel2020 around social media and I AM OVER IT. I get it, it’s been an extraordinarily stressful year for all of us. Not knowing if we are still employed, going back to school or work in the fall, whether things in our community are open or closed or opening again, or even how long Coronavirus lasts on plastic surfaces makes going about our day to day live...

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