The truth is awkward. It’s awkward and uncomfortable to hear and even more so, to witness. I wanted to walk out of the movie theater during the first 30 minutes of Trainwreck. I know what you are going to say. My man, LeBron James was in the film, and I had to wait for his debut. It was only fair. Since it is all about LeBron, it’s true. He … Continue reading Trainwreck: Why Journalists Don’t Get the Guy
“Talk to me when you’re 30,” my friend said, insinuating that I will join the growing fad and get some Botox when wrinkles start to show and my face becomes far from pretty. “Italians don’t age well,” she added. Since it is National Martini Day, while you raise your martini and get together for girl’s night this Friday, add this to your cocktail chatter—Time Magazine just … Continue reading Botox is the New Make-up: Time Magazine
Working on your resume is like writing everything down that you ate today. It’s cumbersome, it’s annoying and more of all it feels like a lot of work (than it really is). You know you develop skills and are growing in your career every day, but I see you starting at a screen with the words “Skills: Microsoft Word Proficient”. According to U.S. News and … Continue reading Four Easy Tips to a Visual Resume
I love writing things down. I write down quotes. I write down favorite spots. But, most importantly, I write down my goals and my dreams. And so when I say this, I mean it – I hate when people tell me the reason why I am not reaching my goals is because I don’t write them down. I recently moved and therefore purged a lot … Continue reading The One Reason Why You Can’t Reach Your Goals
I love that we love potential. But in January, I purged everything – old contacts, clothes, dishes, my apartment, my old office. I threw away that dress that never covered my cleavage. I threw away the dress – the dress that I was wearing when an old lady on the train walked up to me and said she could see my underwear. I threw away … Continue reading Minimalism: How to Let Go
January and Chicago winters in general is a time that you either get sick, get asked to cuddle, or Netflix and Chill by yourself. One of my favorite newsletters, The Hustle, asked their readers to submit a selfie with what they did over the weekend. The results were pretty mixed and inspiring from a weekend of calling relatives and Netflix and Chill to a day … Continue reading What Do City Girls Do During The Weekend?
When I met Sophia Leaguedi, General Manager of Ameroc Export Inc., she said she would do anything for women. Leaguedi, a Moroccan woman, accepted the Exporter of the Year 2016 Award for Illinois at the International Business Forum in Chicago this November. During the International Business Forum, over three days, The U.S. Commercial Service brought together international delegates and business leaders from Illinois and 23 other … Continue reading Woman Wins Exporter of The Year 2016 Award for Illinois
Adventure. You want it, but should you go on a trip alone? Let’s start with the fact that you can do anything alone. But when you are traveling alone, here are 5 tips to consider during your solo travel. Choosing Your Destination I’ve traveled solo both internationally to Paris and domestically to Seattle. I think that if you are traveling to any major metropolitan area, you … Continue reading 5 Tips for Traveling Alone
Traveling alone as a woman sounds scary. I recently took my second solo trip. This time, instead of internationally traveling alone, I took a domestic trip to the Pacific Northwest to Seattle. I ate by myself. I went to the club by myself. I walked 29 miles uphill and down by myself. And you know what, traveling alone was the best experience I’ve ever had. … Continue reading Why Traveling Alone Was The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done
“Are you a player?” he asked me as we walked down the street. “No, I just crush a lot,” I smiled. I went home alone that night and I called my friend. “I only date players,” I said. “You’re the biggest player I know,” she told me with no hesitation. No. No, no, no, no. I can’t be a player. The word “player” has such … Continue reading What do you do when you’ve turned into Carrie Bradshaw?