Here’s How to Actually Succeed at the Goals You Set

Do you find that you never fully succeed at any of the goals you set? Read our blog on how to actually succeed at the goals you set!

Does this story sound familiar to you? You’re really energized to accomplish X project. Either something put wind under your sails, or the idea is still fresh and exciting, or someone reaffirmed the coolness of this project. Whatever it is, you’re pumped about it. You feel like you need to do allthethings today and RIGHT NOW. So, you write down your goals with the project (because that’s what every great motivational speaker says you have to do first, right?) and set up a flimsy action plan. It doesn’t matter because you’re bound to succeed! Then, a few days/weeks/months pass. You’re suddenly […]

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35 Binge-Worthy Young Adult Dystopian Novels You Must Read Today

Are you looking for a new series to binge on? Read our recommendations for 35 YA dystopian novels you must read!

I love getting lost in a good dystopian novel. Nothing beats the feeling of being part of this imaginary world the author creates for you and experiencing all the events right alongside the characters. Finding a good series to binge is like waking up on Christmas morning. That’s why I compiled this list of the best dystopian binge-worthy books (and series) for you to read. Some, you may have already read, while others may be new to you. Check out these top 35 most binge-worthy young adult dystopian novels you must read today. The Unwind Dystology (4 books) By: Neal Shusterman I’m […]

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The Ultimate List of Useful Christmas Gifts for all Types of Women

Christmas is so much fun. I love watching others open their gifts and see how much joy they get out of something new. One issue, I find, however, is finding the perfect gift for everyone. Especially those that are more difficult to shop for, like other women. Some don’t know what they want. Some are picky. And others are so selfless, they want nothing. So I compiled this list of simple items that aren’t over-the-top to help you find that perfect gift. These are all practical and useful gifts that you can be sure she’s not going to throw away immediately […]

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7 Reasons Your Grammar Keeps You From Success

For most people, grammar is boring. The word itself even bores people. It isn’t the coolest part of writing; not by a longshot. However, it’s still important. I like to think of grammar like going to the dentist; most people hate it: hate thinking about it, hate talking about it, and definitely, hate going, but it’s in your best interest to go. I remember back in high school writing courses when many of my peers completely disregarded grammar. They didn’t believe it was important to learn proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling – especially with autocorrect in word processing programs. Similar […]

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How To Know When It’s Time to Leave a Job You Love

Have you ever struggled with whether to leave a job or not? Check out our sure tell signs it's time to leave the job you love.

Some of us are lucky enough to have found a job we absolutely love. Maybe it’s the company, the people, or the actual work that makes this job rewarding for you. Whatever it is, you love going into work every day. However, most amazing things end eventually (like that never-ending-pasta-bowl at Olive Garden). I hope this isn’t the case for you if you love your job, but for most of us, the reality is that we’ll leave our current roles and move onto different roles. For some, you might even leave a job you still love. I recently left my […]

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Should You Use Grammarly? – A Professional Writer’s Honest Review

The most in-depth Grammarly review you'll ever read

Spell Check Programs Aren’t Enough Writing digitally is the reality of today. Whether you’re blogging, drafting a proposal, writing your resume, or sending an email – you’re likely using some digital platform to do it. But here’s the big issue: what if you want to work separately from a word processing program – especially one without any spell check capabilities? Even if spell check is available when you’re writing, do you trust it? How many times do you wish spell check was just a little better? That it caught something a real-life reader actually would have caught? I run into […]

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Are Graduate Degrees Actually Worth It?

is attending grad school worth the astronomical costs?

We’re in the middle of a student loan debt crisis. This is probably not news to anyone, especially anyone who’s graduated in the last ten or so years. Roughly 70% of college students borrow money in order to attend school. In fact, in terms of consumer debt, student loans are second behind mortgages. That’s a lot of debt. It’s no wonder, given the trillion dollar national student loan debt, that many students don’t even consider pursuing a graduate degree. However, some still do. According to The Student Loan Report, about 40 percent of the total student loan debt was used to […]

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8 Ways You’re a Better Person After Having Kids

8 ways you become a better person after you have children

If you conduct a survey of your peers to ask if they think they are “good people”, many will likely say yes. Many of us believe we’re inherently good, and even though we stumble, we strive to do what’s best. We don’t often think about how to become a better person. I would have said the same thing about myself before I had my little one about 8 months ago. I went to church, helped others, and (for the most part) tried to do what’s right. Something about my entire perspective changed after I had my son. I realized so […]

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8 Grammar Rules You Should Never Ignore

8 grammar rules you should never ignore

I don’t know if it’s the domination of texting lingo throughout the interwebs and offline, or if it is laziness from our instant gratification culture, but I believe grammar in society today is moving downhill quickly. As a person with a writing degree, I take grammar, punctuation, and spelling seriously, even in trivial situations. I know it is usually overkill, but I believe grammar is not only a skill you learn but also a skill you sharpen by consistent practice. I don’t believe it’s about perfection, and I will be the first person to admit that I don’t always get it right. […]

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8 Weird Things that Happen When You Work From Home

8 weird things that happen when you work from home

  When I graduated college, my life changed drastically. I continued working at the same company where I had been interning, except now in a full-time capacity. I got married just 17 days after graduation (boy was that stressful – that’s a story for another time). Then, everything took an even more unexpected change when my husband entered grad school, causing me to work from home. Although it as a long, prayerful decision, we packed our bags and moved 300 miles for his classes. Luckily, I work at a flexible company that allows employees to work from home as needed. […]

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