Bereavement, cancer, faith, Mental Health, motherhood

You Are Missing From Me

On the one year anniversary of my cousin's death, his older sister wrote that the French version of "I miss you", translates to, "you are missing from me." She shared that this is how she feels about her little brother since his passing. He is missing from our lives. And while the pain dulls a… Continue reading You Are Missing From Me

Bereavement, Influencer Advice, Opinion, Thirties, writing

You Are Where You’re Supposed To Be

A few years ago a peer and I were discussing working independently in a creative field. At that time he was still figuring out which direction he wanted to go and how to get to where he was going, but I knew I wanted to be and I would be a writer. I'd picked up… Continue reading You Are Where You’re Supposed To Be

Influencer Advice, Reviews, sponsored

A Content Creating Game-Changer: Crowdfire

If you've been following the blog for a while, you've probably already checked out this post, where I discussed some of my FAVORITE apps I use as a micro-influencer and blogger. (If you haven't, make sure you toodle over there and give it a read when you're done here. It's full of good stuff!) One… Continue reading A Content Creating Game-Changer: Crowdfire

Uncategorized

Social Media – What’s Left Of Me

Self doubt. A ton of bricks. Who am I if not confident, carefree, fearless, strong? What's left of me when I'm destroyed, depressed, delicate, and down? Numbers, numbers, numbers, numbers. Will they like this, will they hear this, will they see this, will they want this. Will I still be who I am without...them? A… Continue reading Social Media – What’s Left Of Me

Bereavement, Mental Health, motherhood, Opinion, Thirties

You Will Not Use Me – Being The Child Of A Social Climber

I grew up knowing with absolute certainty one thing about my mother: she knew how to recognize useful people. For better or worse, she had a keen sense of who she could charm and how to charm them in order to get the most out of that relationship. My mother had a knack for befriending… Continue reading You Will Not Use Me – Being The Child Of A Social Climber

Fashion, Reviews, sponsored

Today’s Sponsor! – Jewel On Fire

A few weeks ago I heard about Jewel On Fire and I was immediately intrigued. Jewel On Fire is an online jewelry shop that "cuts out the middle man", connecting customers to jewelry manufacturers and craftsman directly. Everything ships from here in the US and everything ships for FREE, regardless of what you purchase. Additionally… Continue reading Today’s Sponsor! – Jewel On Fire

body positivity, Opinion

We Need To Talk About Body Positive Clickbait

There's a trend. It's been a trend for a while. It's a trend I myself have dabbled in. Incessant Body Positive clickbaiting and ranting. Divisiveness is a powerful tool. There are hundreds of thousands of content creators who use their platform to bring about division amongst people because arguing humans means more clicks, more comments,… Continue reading We Need To Talk About Body Positive Clickbait

Influencer Advice, Opinion, Reviews, Uncategorized

You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters

A recent news story has gone viral regarding an influencer and a Dublin hotel the influencer contacted about an exchange of services. You can find information about the situation here and I encourage you to do so. This whole debacle has had me thinking a lot about what we do as bloggers/micro-influencers who represent ourselves… Continue reading You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters

diy, how to, Influencer Advice, Makeup, Opinion, Reviews

Instagram Growth – An Introduction

When I launched my makeup blogging on Instagram, I did so with reckless abandon. I didn't always know what I was doing, but I did make a few observations and sound judgements along the way. In continuation of my series on starting the influencer process, I want to talk about the first few months of… Continue reading Instagram Growth – An Introduction

Bereavement, Opinion, Parenthood

A Goodbye To A Bad Car

It wasn't what I was looking for. I'd been eyeing a used Chrysler Pacifica, but when we stopped by the dealership the Pacifica wasn't available. The salesman, an elderly gentleman with a slight lean on his right leg and a jaunty sort of walk, grunted that there was something similar on their back lot and… Continue reading A Goodbye To A Bad Car