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Education is Empowering

I love professional development. I would spend my whole life traveling to different conferences, conventions, and workshops and drinking in all the industry knowledge I could if I had the time and money. Who knows, maybe down the road I will have a position that allows me to do plenty of that. For now, I… Continue reading Education is Empowering

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Reluctance to Excitement

Life updates and my outlook on the last semester of my junior year. Going back to school after three off for winter break is always difficult. It seemed especially hard for me this time because I was sick in some way for the majority of the break. Though I still had several good days of… Continue reading Reluctance to Excitement

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Endings & Beginnings:

Reflecting on this semester and looking ahead to the next. As the fall semester of 2017 comes to a close in the next two weeks, I am looking forward to a few weeks off and the opportunities that next spring has in store for me. This semester has been busy, between my two jobs and… Continue reading Endings & Beginnings:

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A Lovely Day in Chicago

Today I was fortunate enough to be one of six students from IUPUI PRSSA to attend the mentoring panel hosted by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and DePaul PRSSA. Basically, I got to walk around downtown Chicago and meet professionals from around the country. I spent the whole day geeking out, whether… Continue reading A Lovely Day in Chicago

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To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

I want to thank you. I don’t know your name, or where you are, but I hope your existence is peaceful. What I do know is that you told my grandfather “no” three times. In doing so, you saved his life. What I know is that my grandpa was a young, confident member of the… Continue reading To my grandfather’s commanding officer:

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Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

The end of summer is a bittersweet time as I look forward to fall and am forced to gear up for yet another busy semester at IUPUI. Unlike in past months, my fall semester includes seven courses and fifteen hours spent working in an office for one of my scholarship programs. I have a lot… Continue reading Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

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Street Team Intern: Weeks 7-13

My official time as an intern at the Indiana State Museum is over now. As I mentioned in my Instagram post on my last day, it was great experience! I spent the summer meeting new people in my industry and getting an inside look at what having a 'real' job is like. I am very… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Weeks 7-13

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Why “girls plus” should not be a clothing section

I have belonged to a separate category, according to the fashion industry, since elementary school. As young as 10 years old, I remember searching stores for the section that had clothes for girls like me. My wide blue eyes would take in all the pink and sequins and glitter that make up the girls’ clothing… Continue reading Why “girls plus” should not be a clothing section

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You got this:

A message to the doubts in my mind and the knots in my stomach. Less than a week prior to beginning my internship at the Indiana State Museum, the nerves have started to kick in. It's routine at this point, for me to get nervous days before any big event in my life, despite the… Continue reading You got this:

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“Do you still like living in Indy?” 

When I made the move from Small Town, Indiana to Indianapolis in the summer of 2015, I had a lot of adjustments to make, but I was excited to see what changes living in a city would bring for me. I'll admit, I have not been the most adventurous resident, but two years later I… Continue reading “Do you still like living in Indy?”