I Spend Too Much Money

I’m very young– this means I don’t have many bills. I also work a decent-paying day job that I love. I’m very fortunate to be making enough money to be able to save most, but somehow I still manage to spend almost every dollar in my checking account in the two weeks between paychecks. IContinue reading “I Spend Too Much Money”

The Value of Personal Projects

Anything you seek to create or learn on your own is a personal project. This means you are doing it because you want to, and not because you have to. Have you always wanted to learn how to cook? A good personal project may be trying to create your own recipes and make them into a book. Or if you love to write, like me, you may want to start a blog page to show off those typing skills after work.

Why it’s Okay Not to be Successful Yet

This One Goes Out to my Young Folks It is all too common for people in their teens, twenties, thirties, and even forties to feel disappointed they haven’t yet gotten to the point in life they want to be at. With icons like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates founding companies from a garage in theirContinue reading “Why it’s Okay Not to be Successful Yet”

How to Get a job with No Relevant Experience

At eighteen years old, shortly after dropping out of college, I landed my highest paying job yet: a senior position at a very well known hospital. My big plans seemed unattainable to the outside observer, but I was determined to do what I needed to do to make the money I wanted to make.  ItContinue reading “How to Get a job with No Relevant Experience”

Dropping Out of College- the Backup Plan

So, you had a grand plan to get your life on track— but it just didn’t work out. Our capitalistic world demands perfection, and failure can certainly send someone through the stages of grief; including denial, anger at yourself and others, even depression. A detour to your foolproof plan can be world-shattering. Thankfully, you areContinue reading “Dropping Out of College- the Backup Plan”

Why I Dropped Out Of College

For many young adults, the most terrifying conversation you can have begins with “Mom, Dad, I don’t think I want to go to school anymore.” But never fear, you’re not alone; according to educationdata.org, the dropout rate among college students in the US is 40%— more than 1/3 of enrolled students. Growing up, my parentsContinue reading “Why I Dropped Out Of College”