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“Prayers are prophesies. They are the best predictors of your spiritual future. Who you become is determined by how you pray. Ultimately, the transcript of your prayers becomes the script of your life.” The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

In 2005, I was 20 years old. I moved off campus and into my own apartment – all 602 square feet of it. I had no living room set, no cable, but it was my cozy home. As the frigid months approached, I realized that I was in way over my head. At the time, I was working part-time at a daycare making $7.25 an hour. I was a full-time college student. I had $1000 a month in bills to pay. I fell into a deep depression that year. Routinely, I would have a pastor friend of mine wake up at 6am and pray for me before I went in to work. Looking back, I know that it was only God that got me through that year.

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5 Things I’m Learning from Being an Intern

The journey is favorably underway. Here I am, 31 days since the start of my internship with Caren West PR and whoa, have I learned a great deal so far. From day one, I was literally thrown in sans life vest into the vastness of PR life. I’m not sure who told us that PR was […]

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Premium Business Cards and What Matters Most

I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with paper. Notebooks. Sticky notes. Planners. Stationary. Cards. You name it, I’ve got it stocked. My latest obsession is letterpress business cards. I’ve been researching design ideas for a new personal logo and every card I’ve seen on letterpress snagged my attention. It’s the unique design that screams […]

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I Changed My Mind

When most little girls and boys were playing with baby dolls and action figures, I was busy entertaining myself with my board game called The Game of LIFE. Man, I wanted to be a grown up so bad that I was okay settling with the toy version of adulthood. Should I go to college or […]

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The Defining Decade

Your 20s are the most exhilarating time of your life. It’s invigorating and exhausting at the same time. Now, at 29, I can say that I’ve experienced a lot in my 20s. I can say that I’ve grown to know what’s best for me. I’ve learned that whatever you go through, grows you. This is your journey. Make […]

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Learn to Detach in Order to Find Peace

One who has finally learned that it is in the nature of objects to come and go without ceasing, rests in detachment and is no longer subject to suffering. —Ashtavakra Gita I have a problem: I think I’ve grown attached. Recently, I found myself lamenting to a friend about being alone. I cried about not […]

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Spring, baby, I missed you

Polar vortex, we bid you adieu. Spring has finally come to reclaim its proper place. My limbs, mental state and the entire United States are forever grateful. I don’t know about you but I pretty much want to be naked already. But since that’s not necessarily acceptable yet, there are a few items I’m looking […]

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