Real Success Requires Change

Today is the start of the [official] new year. Meaning, carolers have all gone home. Holiday lights are down. Santa is snoozing for the next six months. And we’re all expected to be back at work. Except for those of you caught in snowpocalypse right now. Reality can be so rude sometimes. Success is best achieved through maintaining a constant willingness to evolve. It can be especially rude while staring at…. Read more

No Instagram Filter for #Reality?

Perhaps, some would refer to me as a photoholic. I love capturing every sweet moment in life. Inevitably, I share some of those great moments with my friends, family and followers through social media. Of course, I choose the photo with the best angle, the happiest smile and the right lighting. It’s all about the lighting. I’m incredibly proud of my husband, my parents, my siblings, my nieces and nephews,…. Read more

Sorry Oprah, But I Don’t Want to be Just Like You

We’ve all been asked who we idolize or aspire to be. The regulars? Oprah, Michael Jordan, Martha Stewart, Steve Jobs, and the occasional Kim K. It seems every occupation has an idol, right? Every aspiring football player is the next Tom Brady. A budding entrepreneur is the next Bill Gates. Every Harvard dropout is the next Mark Zuckerberg. The list goes on. We all want to become the world’s next-best-something….. Read more

Card me, please!

I’m turning 26 today. My parents still think I’m a teenager. My teenage sister thinks I’m ancient. And my 9-year-old brother has no idea Barney ever existed. I feel — old. When I’m 40, I’ll likely tell my 26-year-old self that I was insane to think I’m old. And maybe old is pushing it. My husband said I looked “younger today.” God bless him. Regardless, I’m officially closer to 30…. Read more