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The Diary Of A Post Graduate Gal // My advice to the world after post graduate life

Your Journey

Caution, windy roads ahead.

When I was a child I always wished I was older so I could get to do all the cool things life had to offer like go to homecoming, prom, date, attend college and travel. While trying to tap into my past and reminisce, I realized that I had spent majority of my life wishing I was somewhere else than where I was in life. I literally wanted to fast forward to the good parts. Typical adolescent behavior, but now that I am 24 (almost 25) I don’t really feel that way anymore.

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2016 Reflections

Image of a cup of coffee, a book, and photos of Dahlia


I brought in 2016 alone in a hotel room in Iowa. I was following the presidential campaigns for my job at the time and I remember being a little sad because I was away from my family and friends, but also optimistic about 2016 would bring. So in my little hotel room nestled right next to the Des Moines International Airport I promised to work hard and be open to whatever came my way.

Did I work hard? Yeah.

I produced some of my best work.

Was I open to whatever came my way? Yeah.

2016 brought me more independence, a strong sense of confidence, discipline and patience; all characteristics I lacked the year before. I’m feeling more blessed and thankful than ever.

In 2017 I’m going to work much harder to manifest what I want in my life. Exhibit gratitude on a daily basis and take better care of myself.

All things that are easier said than done.

It’s going to be a journey, but that’s the fun part.

2016, peace out.

2017, Hey how’s it going? I’ve been expecting you.


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The Invisible Majority

I am part of the invisible majority.

You see, 67 percent of US women are a size 14 or larger.

This fact is especially interesting since this isn’t represented in mainstream media.

The unbalance is kind of horrifying and I’ve known this for a while now. So horrifying that when it came time pick a topic for my master’s thesis I automatically chose this topic. It was  relevant, and something no one really wanted to talk about, so naturally I gravitated towards it.

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What’s In My Bag: Back to School Edition

Back to school season is in full swing and to be quite honest I’m feeling a little nostalgic. My favorite thing back in the day (one year ago), was back to school shopping. Fresh, clean notebooks, a brand spankin new agenda and the brightest pens you can find because how else was I going to keep my notes interesting. Those were the days. I was (and still am) that girl who had everything in her bag…snacks, endless pens, hand sanitizer, 2 phone chargers, and on occasion an external hard drive. I played no games. A fear of mine is being unprepared, so I was ALWAYS prepared. In the spirit of school being back in session, I thought I’d share what I always kept in my bag.

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