Advice and Tips

How I Got To Be A Full-Time Blogger

My path to where I am today was never linear; I had no idea what I wanted to do and I dipped in and out of industries left and right, trying to figure myself out. My road was filled with potholes, dead ends, twist and turns. I stalled, I broke down, I required a lot of maintenance and even today, I still have times where I need to pull over and readjust myself — but guess what? That’s OK. We’re human, so we’re meant to explore especially in our 20’s and even in our 30’s, it’s OK to change lanes. You should never stay in a place that feels forced and makes you unhappy. There’s no limit to how many times you can restart.

How I Got To Be A Full-Time Blogger

How To Gain More Time for What's Important

How many times have you told someone that something else was basically more important than them? Guilty of this, as I have rescheduled things plenty of time in hopes that this last minute opportunity was going to be worth it. Unfortunately, most of the time, it turns out to be a waste of time.

How To Gain More Time for What's Important

Don't Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle. Be extra, do you boo!

Fast forward to 2019 and my dream comes true, as I find a local ranch that offers horse rentals for film and shoots. You can imagine the slack I got once I told people that I was going to do this type of shoot. Comments came left and right from people calling me “extra”, that I was “doing too much”, and that it wasn’t even a “milestone birthday”. Obviously I started feeling embarrassed and even thought about canceling the shoot, I mean, was it really necessary?

Don't Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle. Be extra, do you boo!

30 Things I Learned at 30

Despite what many may think, turning 30 is not scary. In fact, I was overjoyed at turning 30 and I know it may sound weird, but I felt a new energy settle into my life this past year. I didn’t care about what people thought as much, I wasn’t tolerating any bullshit anymore, and through a handful of life lessons, I had a better realization of who I am and what I want my future to look like. As they say, “30 is the new 20”, and I truly believe that my life has just started.

30 Things I Learned at 30

4 Ways to Grow Your Brand on Instagram: Tips from The Workshop

Earlier in February, KSOLE and I flew to Phoenix to attend The Workshop, a conference by Bloguettes. The two-day conference covered a range of topics such as content creation, social media marketing, small businesses, how to start a podcast and so much more. With over 30 different workshops to choose from, there was plenty of knowledge to go around. After all, who doesn't want the secrets to increasing your followers, engagement rate, and taking better pictures? 

4 Ways to Grow Your Brand on Instagram: Tips from The Workshop

8 Apps To Step Up Your Instagram Game

One of the top three questions I get often on Instagram is, "what app is that? what app did you use for that?" While I don't mind sharing what I'm using, it can get quite repetitive answering the same questions over and over again.

Therefore, I decided to compile my top 8 apps into a blog post so I can just say, "click here" instead :)

8 Apps To Step Up Your Instagram Game

4 Tips to Shake That Creative Block

We all fall into a creative rut once in awhile and while I normally kick myself out of it within a few days, the last month of 2017 ended up being one of the worst creative blocks I've experienced. Granted it was the holiday season so things were hectic, but I had accidentally taken on way too much and therefore, I exhausted myself - mentally, physically, and emotionally.

4 Tips to Shake That Creative Block

5 Things to Start Doing For Yourself

How often do you take time out for yourself? When was the last time you did something just for you?

We often put ourselves last and make others a priority, which is great, but in order to function at our best we need to be able to take care of ourselves first. 

5 Things to Start Doing For Yourself

Picking The Right Travel Buddy

Traveling, the ultimate test of any friendship and relationship. If you can survive a trip with your friend, well your friendship is pretty solid. 

When it comes to traveling, I am super cautious about who I take my trips with. After all, you're going to be spending everyday with this person for X amount of days. If it ends up going sour, you can't really do anything about it. But, if it ends up being one of the best trips ever, you've found your ideal travel buddy.

Picking The Right Travel Buddy

5 Things You Shouldn't Do Before Traveling Abroad

This is going to be my longest flight to date and the first time I'm visiting Asia. I'm excited, nervous, and paranoid at the same time, although the paranoia only started after my parents kept telling me stories about people getting kidnapped and/or getting really sick from the food they've eaten while in Asia. Anyone else's parents like to scare the shit out of you before you travel? 

5 Things You Shouldn't Do Before Traveling Abroad

Scheduling Work Into Your Vacation

If there's one thing I believe I am good at, it is balancing productivity with activities when I'm on vacation. Yeah, it's the one time I'm supposed to relax but let's be real here, when you're the CEO of your own business, you really don't have much of a choice. That is, until you grow into an empire with several employees and a trusted manager to watch over the company when you're gone.

Scheduling Work Into Your Vacation

Over It All: Insecurities

Insecurities, we all have them but as humans, we try not to focus on the negative aspects of our bodies. Well, at least we try not to emphasize it. As bloggers, we already know that we will run across rude and distasteful comments from the public from time to time. After all, we're always being judged, watched and ridiculed for how we look, what we wear and what others assume of us. I understand the consequences of being a blogger, however it fathoms me that people will follow others on social media just to criticize. Why would you waste your time on someone you dislike?