GRADUATION AND GRATITUDE

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Florida on May 1, 2020 with my Bachelor of Science in communication with an emphasis in public relations, and a minor in marketing. Though my graduation was a bit unconventional and did not involve a commencement ceremony or other celebrations, it was nonetheless a very…

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FINDING WORK-LIFE BALANCE WHEN WORKING FROM HOME

Work-life balance is tricky enough as it is, and with many of us making the transition to working from home, it may seem nearly impossible. Working from home has its perks (flexible hours, constant access to your pantry, the new uniform of sweatpants and a messy bun…), but like every good thing, it also has…

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AN EARLY GOODBYE TO SENIOR YEAR

I’m writing this with a heavy heart. I didn’t realize how important it was to cherish every moment in college until my senior year was cut in half. Due to the severity of the coronavirus, I’ll no longer get to walk across the stage and receive my diploma I worked so hard to attain. I’ll…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SELF LOVE

Real talk: self love doesn’t mean loving everything about yourself. The self love movement that is oh-so-popular right now has good intentions, but I think it only scratches the surface of what self love actually is. Pinterest-worthy quotes such as “you need to love yourself before you can expect anyone else to,” and “we’re all…

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5 LESSONS I LEARNED IN SENIOR YEAR

The last two semesters of my college career have been the best, hardest, most challenging, most rewarding, most crippling and thrilling all at the same time. I don’t think I’ve ever been so sure of myself and where I’m headed while also being so filled with self-doubt and anxiety. As my graduation date gets closer…

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COFFEE SHOP THOUGHTS

It’s Saturday morning, which means I’m at my favorite coffee shop sipping my very predictable order of a honey latte. My to-do list for the day is endlessly growing as I remember more and more responsibilities, and I’m feeling pressured to get everything accomplished in one sitting. In today’s society, it’s easy to make being…

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