What to Do Before You Close a Bank Account

As a person in their 20’s, I’m still learning a lot about life…unfortunately. There are many deceitful people and companies out there. If you don’t watch your back, it could hurt you in the long run. I learned this the hard way when it came to closing my bank account at WellsFargo. A few weeks ago a debt hit my credit score. A debt I had … Continue reading What to Do Before You Close a Bank Account

Lonely Weekend

How I Dealt with a Lonely Weekend – And You Can Too

It’s a Saturday night and I’m sitting on the couch in my pajamas watching Everwood while my husband is out of town. For some people, it sounds like their perfect night. But for me, I hate being alone and bored. It’s like I have FOMO (I think that’s a term kids today have given it)…fear of missing out. Ever since I was a child, I’ve … Continue reading How I Dealt with a Lonely Weekend – And You Can Too

How to Prepare for a New Job

I started a brand new job this last year (I’m no longer with the company, but that’s a whole other blog post). If you’ve ever had issues with change, then you’ll understand where I’m coming from. Anytime something substantially changes my life, I’m flooded with severe anxiety. I have found with more preparation my anxiety decreases. Here’s how I prepared for the new job: 1. … Continue reading How to Prepare for a New Job

Who Should You Invite to Your Bachelorette Party?

One of the most stressful parts of planning a bachelorette party can be deciding who to invite. Just like with your wedding, it can be difficult to figure out. In my case, I had a hard time finding 6 women to attend my bachelorette party – let’s just say I don’t have a ton of female friends (another story for another blog). In other cases, … Continue reading Who Should You Invite to Your Bachelorette Party?

How to Pack for a Conference 

There’s nothing worse than going to a conference and feeling totally unprepared. If you’re anxious like me, then your anxiety levels are already at an all time high at conferences. Having everything I need takes the edge off a bit. To help make your next conference easier, I’ve created a packing list. Here’s what you’ll need: Cardigan/Sweater/Jacket Conferences are always freezing cold. The last one … Continue reading How to Pack for a Conference 

How to Make a DMV Trip as Painless as Possible

I recently went to the DMV because my car registration was way outdated, I’d just gotten married and took up residence in a new state. It’s a wonder I didn’t get pulled over for my tags -whoops! But, I wasn’t about to pay to get my registration and new license just to have to do it again because I was changing my last name. Unfortunately for … Continue reading How to Make a DMV Trip as Painless as Possible

How We Got Out of Credit Card Debt

“A man in debt is so far a slave.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Debt can be debilitating. Trust me, I know from experience. In the past, I’ve always been good about paying off my entire credit card bill monthly. However, when you get married, it’s a lot of additional expenses that you may not be able to afford right away. Our wedding was unbelievably cheap compared … Continue reading How We Got Out of Credit Card Debt

How I Got Into Working Out

Anyone ever tell you how important exercising is? I’m sure like EVERYONE you’ve ever talked to. I know that in order to decrease stress and anxiety I need to work out, but actually working out causes me anxiety. All of a sudden I feel like I can’t breathe or my heart is going to give out. So actually making myself work out is in a … Continue reading How I Got Into Working Out

How to Diffuse a Fight Between Extended Family Members

4 Ways to Diffuse a Fight Between Extended Family Members

“God, give me strength each day to fight for my family.” -Nehemiah 4:14 Fighting with family can be 10x worse than fighting with a friend. You may be forced to be around them at family events  or special occasions. It can cause a ripple throughout the entire family – pitting families against each other. For the sake of your family, it’s best to diffuse the … Continue reading 4 Ways to Diffuse a Fight Between Extended Family Members

How to Battle Your Anxiety at a Work Conference 

Conferences can be overwhelming especially if you have anxiety. If you’re anything like me, then you get anxious sitting there with a few hundred people worrying about having a panic attack in front of everyone.  (Photo By: clarita) This past week I went to a marketing conference in Orlando where I was surrounded by hundreds of IT peeps. At times, I was struggling to sit … Continue reading How to Battle Your Anxiety at a Work Conference