I have to be honest… the whole “You’re a slave if you have a 9-5” narrative is getting old! Yes, I understand that being your own boss is liberating and rewarding – as it should be! But one thing that is often forgotten is that entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. That being said, I don’t think it’s wise to give 20+ of your best years to a company that can barely remember your name either! If you have a passion in life, GO FOR IT! Does that necessarily mean that you have to quit your job? No, absolutely not. In fact, there are many benefits that come with having a good ole’ 9-5: a steady pay check, and more freedom to express your creativity without the stresses that entrepreneurship brings. Yes it can be a lot, but anything worth having isn’t easy! When it comes to walking in your purpose and handling your business, you’ll find a way. I often get asked how I’m able to balance my career with being a blogger and author (my two passions); here’s how… Continue Reading
It’s safe to say that therapy has been one of the hottest topics of discussion over the last few years. I remember once upon a time, if someone admitted to seeking or needing therapy, there was a negative stigma that seemed to follow them. History shows that the survival of the fittest has been the law of the land. So, society’s increased acceptance and understanding of one’s need for therapy without passing judgment is huge step in the right direction. Continue Reading
Did you know that roughly 40 percent of Americans have credit card debt? Even further, research shows that American households owe an average of $6,929 to the creditors. What’s even more interesting, is that as a society; we’re earning more but we also owe more! I think it’s safe to say, that when it comes to credit card usage, it can fast become a downward spiral, if you let it. Unfortunately, I am not an exception to this revelation. But instead of hiding under a rock, I’m determined to do something about it and eliminate, or for purposes of this post, slay my credit card debt – once and for all. Continue Reading
I have a confession to make – the relationship that I have with money needs some work. Although I love money and the many comforts that it affords me in life, I realized that my money management skills over the last two years were nothing to brag about. Yes I have a great job, loving relationship, and bomb ass friends. In reality, most would look at my life and not see anything wrong, but there’s a dark cloud that’s been following me for a few years now: my debt.
My debt, I finally realized, is a direct result of my tumultuous relationship with money. But instead of villainizing the credit card companies, I’ve decided to own my shit. After my admission, it suddenly clicked – if I had a better relationship with money, I wouldn’t be in this situation with my debt! Duh! Once I faced that hard truth; I decided enough was enough – and I dedicated myself to giving my relationship with money a much-needed makeover.
Social media is a two-headed beast. Social media has forever changed our lives and how we interact with one another. Social media, essentially, is what you make it. In my case, social media became one of the main triggers of my anxiety. Although I love the potential it has with moving us forward as a society; I hate the bullshit that comes along with it. And let’s be honest – THERE’S A LOT OF BULLSHIT!
The whole doing everything for likes, fraudulent lifestyles, and unfair and unrealistic pressure it puts on us all is just not my cup of tea. So on October 28th, 2018 – I deactivated all of my accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.