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How it Feels in the “Real World” Sometimes

dwpThe Devil Wears Prada is my favorite movie, go ahead and judge if you will but Meryl Streep is fantastic, and while I do not have a boss like Miranda Priestly, I do feel like Andie sometimes in the “Real World.”

Being an adult is hard. You have rent to pay, bills to pay, full responsibility for yourself and your job, and while some people can just get going, many of us are just trying to get by and work hard.

“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” – Arnold H. Glasow

We all want to be happy. Many of us want to be successful. Some of us want to be rich. And few of us want to never have a care in the world… or at least it seems that way. Sometimes when you’re paying bills and working every day you just want to be a kid again with nothing to do. However, while childhood may have been a representation of ignorance is bliss, there’s not nearly as much freedom as being an adult. For the first time, we have the option to design our own lives.

The only things that control us in adulthood is ourselves, society and our jobs. We have to make money somehow because we need it to provide shelter and eat, but we do have the luxury to do whatever the hell we want within those means. However, for those of us working jobs that are currently dictating our lives don’t forget that unlike the situation below, we do need to have a personal life. Which is why I’m pledging to watch a little less Netflix and do a little more exploring of this wonderful city.

Andrea: My personal life is falling apart.

Nigel: That’s what happens when you start doing well at work. Let me know when your entire life goes up in smoke, means it’s time for a promotion.

Until next time.

x Kelly


These Heels are Made for Walking

Hey readers, I’ve almost finished Sophia Amoruso’s book #GirlBoss, and I can’t help but write this post. While many big brands have approached inequality in the workplace or showcased ‘girl power’, what can you do as a woman trying to push past it? The answer I came up with: Success.


I saw an article today about killing your enemies with success. Sophia Amoruso had crazy stories to tell in her book, but within a matter of years from her Ebay vintage shop she became the CEO of a multi-million dollar company. She did what I think every woman should do. Instead of just waiting for equality in the workplace to happen, just put on your heels, boots or flats (your choice) and start climbing the ladder to success. It may take a few years, but if you remember your goals and fight to finish them every day, you’ll silence the haters because you’ll be the Girl Boss at the head of the conference table.

Remember ladies, heels are made for walking and if your dreams are higher than your heels are, you can accomplish anything. #GirlBoss

x Kelly

P.S. Did you see this video yet?


Random Thoughts

Hey Readers. It’s been awhile, ran out of “brain juice” and haven’t had anything good to blog about. I was feeling bad about it, but I asked another blogger, The Write Woman, about what I can do about running out of inspiration and she reminded me of something very important. She reminded me to blog for myself, not for anyone else. She also told me not to worry about if anyone is reading this blog or not, and I have to agree with her. If you’re reading my blog, awesome! Thanks for taking the time to read this, as a writer I really appreciate it.

On another note, I just saw the movie Million Dollar Arm today, and it was amazing. The story is for one so inspiring and the acting was phenomenal. I give the movie 5 stars, and I don’t care if you think it sucked, cause you’re wrong. Period. It made me think about how while millennials complain about student debt and how we are broke (I’ve done it many times), there are people in the world who live on less than $2/day. Could you do it? I don’t know if I could. It just made me think and made me thankful for every opportunity I have had.

During the movie, one of the characters said something along the line of: “they don’t have dreams like this. They haven’t ever had the opportunity.” Imagine it, you’re only thinking about putting food on the table and making sure everyone you care about is healthy and alive. You weren’t thinking about these big dreams. It made me think because I have plenty of dreams. I want to be highly successful one day while working in public relations. Who knows, maybe I’ll be a writer? I start my dream internship in about a week. I am so nervous, but I don’t know what about. I’m probably nervous about failing, but that’s just a common fear of mine.

I just felt like todays post would get anyone reading this to think about what you have, what opportunities you’ve had and most importantly, what your dreams are. If two boys from India could end up as Major League Baseball players and live out a dream people thought was impossible, don’t you think your dreams deserve more possibility than you’re giving them?

Just a random thought.


im possible

What’s YOUR Brand? Part 4

The last part of my What’s YOUR Brand series and probably the most important part there is. I wanted to end this series by making you think really long and hard…. well not really. This part is about motivation, ambition and your dreams. Part of figuring out who you are is by looking at what you want, what you like and what you expect from yourself. You can’t know what YOUR brand is until you know yourself. If you’re stuck then you just have to wait and figure it out. Usually people don’t know who they are until college and then some people still don’t know. If you’re stuck look at my last few posts of this series and that may help but all in all here’s what the most important part of the series is….

“Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.”
-B. R. Ambedkar

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source: Pinterest

Now that you have all of your materials of your brand, all that is left to continue to follow it. You are YOUR own brand. You’re not Sarah or Mike’s brand, you are YOUR brand. I’ve said this countless times but if you need to write it, type it, sketch it, paint it, do it! You have to remember that in this media-reliant world, you aren’t alone. If you think posting that picture of you bonging a beer on Twitter or Facebook for the world to see is a good idea, then I hope you like that being a part of your brand. You should always be yourself but what price would you pay if you weren’t acting as the best version of yourself? You could lose an internship opportunity, a job offer, the respect from your grandmother even (yes some grandmas do use social media). What I want you do to is really express YOUR brand in every aspect of your life. You don’t always have to be on your best behavior, but realize all choices have consequences in some way.

If your thinking about the future and what your dream is, think about who you are and what YOUR brand is. It’ll help you figure out what you want to do later in life. Once you figure that out, motivate yourself. Don’t just sit there and wait for things to happen because remember Newton’s laws? A body in motion stays in motion and a body at rest stays at rest. It can be hard to get up and get going sometimes but it really just takes dedication and passion. Many people forget that if your not passionate about something, you really have nothing. I and many of my colleagues would not have accomplished as much as we have if we weren’t passionate. So I want you to do this to end the series:

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source: Pinterest

  1. Get up.
  2. Get out.
  3. Get going.
  4. Follow your dreams.
  5. Always stay passionate.
  6. Always stay positive.

Remember these things readers and YOUR brand will be clear, concise and all YOU.