Just a few months into my move back home I received word that my life was going to change! I, the eldest of three, at the tender of age of young and dumb (23 going on 24) was becoming an aunt! I was so emotional at the thought of becoming an aunt, except for the frightening realization that my life was not together at all. I always saw myself as the “rich aunt”. The one who gave the kids savings bonds for Christmas and new laptops for back to school. Someone who could write a check for all the boxes of girl scout cookies that would get my niece a badge, or buy all the pasta for the fundraiser to be catered to my nephew’s football team. And yet, here I was freshly fired from a temp-to-hire job with a baby shower to host that led me to all sorts of odd jobs to fund. I was BROKE! read more
Somewhere between sentimental and hoarding, lots of us have papers wasting away in our file cabinets, random folders, books, or my personal favorite shoeboxes! If you are anything like me it has been going strong that way for years. So now you have piles of roach feed called financial documents building up and you are wondering what the heck do I need to keep and what needs to go? I thought I would make it a little simpler for you with this information. read more
Traveling with a dynamic group of women who could possibly be members of your tribe, sounds like a dream. That’s exactly what I did when when I joined The Goal Group’s trip to cruise to the Grand Cayman/Jamaica. I originally heard about this trip via the instagram of Baje Fletcher (@missbaje) who is an author and life coach. I decided I needed a vacation, to and to see Jamaica so I was all in! read more
The Law of Attraction is more than just a book, it’s a concept spoken highly of from various successful sources and something the aspiring in my opinion NEED to know. The actual Law of Attraction concept can be defined as “speaking things into existence” or the idea that people can attract the things they desire based on their own state of being. Being a self-acclaimed “feeler” and energy queen, I naturally had to read Michael J. Losier’s book with various tools and gems for success and give an opinion on such.
Over my birthday, I was chatting with my friend about how we used to feel about the age of 25 when we were 18. It seems we had a lot of thoughts in common back then. We set these goals back then to be in careers we loved, places we loved, and with people we loved. We used to look at the age of 25 when we were 18 and think, “Oh gosh that’s old”. We used to look at 25 year old men and say, “Way too old for me!”, and now we are looking at 25-year-old men like “Way to immature”. This conversation became the realization of how vicious age misconception is to us young women. I couldn’t quite put my finger on whether I was really “old”? What is a realistic timeline for the things I desire? Suddenly I realized a few things about myself at this age. read more
Ming is a hair mogul! It is great when you hear a great talk about her business and how she literally started from the bottom with…. $500! $500! I mean we SPEND that on expensive hair bundles, so could you imagine starting a business and changing your whole lifestyle with that? Amazing. Way to go girl!
I had the pleasure of seeing a host of celebrity speakers this Sunday in Chicagoland. Millionaires and billionaires of various fields, some I never even heard of. Before the event I recall telling a few people about it only to get told it’d be a scam and that they just want to sell you things. Fortunately my bank account determined all I was buying was a ticket, so I wouldn’t be at a particular loss. Then I got to thinking about how I am always seeking positivity and motivation via books, seminars, and videos to get me going through my projects, yet here I am the rich aunt who is STILL without her millions and growing booklist of self-help books wondering, does-self help really help? What qualifies as self-investment? read more
From being an Econ major at Mizzou to my various corporate career experiences, it seems I’ve ALWAYS been the only female representation my age in some fields and it has been quite an experience. Working with a lot of guys is certainly a different office flow than those of more female-dominated work genres like nursing, social work, or beauty. It’s no secret we are from Venus and men Mars, meaning we just have a different way of going about things. And as a STRONG cultural feminist, working with a bunch of Martians can get overwhelming when your thought process doesn’t align with their simple ( and sometimes vulgar) ways. So how does a smart career woman do it? How do we stand strong, yet remain feminine? Well, we learn and we adapt. Allow me to share some key things about how to romp with the big dogs as a poodle.: read more
One important thing to the millennial mind is TRAVEL and to everyone I speak to it seems to be something we are growing more and more to love and need. There’s always that myth of it being too expensive and people want to know how to do it. So as a girl who loves to hit the road I definitely accrued some big tips and tricks on how to save. read more
I love inspiring stories like this. Sometimes you need some extra to get you through your day, here’s a little motivation.
Your Rich Aunt.