america, California, Thoughts, Travel

CA to NJ: I’m headed home

Sept. 12, 2020 My best flow of thought and writing comes when I’m on airplanes, but even now, on my way to Los Angeles, it’s difficult to think of the words to say.   Let me start with this: I did not think when I picked up a freelance writing gig in early August it would… Continue reading CA to NJ: I’m headed home

lifestyle

5 Small Businesses to Support this Holiday Season

I love the small business energy of 2020. With more than 30 million small shops in America, there is one to suit all tastes and needs. If you do need some help, though, I have compiled a list of all the affordable small businesses I have purchased from in recent months. If you need some birthday or holiday shopping… Continue reading 5 Small Businesses to Support this Holiday Season

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4 Black-owned Businesses to Support

It would be naïve to say that coronavirus has not helped the online business community; more so, the big name brands who can offer unbeatable prices and fast shipping (hello, Amazon). However, one thing that that has unexpectedly come out of the coronavirus pandemic is a new wave of support for small businesses. Furthermore, shoppers have been… Continue reading 4 Black-owned Businesses to Support

entertainment, Thoughts

10 songs to help cure your coronavirus blues

We are over six months into the coronavirus pandemic, and while we still can’t do most things we wish we were doing, there is something that we can still experience: music. Luckily for us, artists haven’t shied away from releasing new tunes, and even treating fans to live-streamed concerts. Working from home has given me… Continue reading 10 songs to help cure your coronavirus blues

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How to keep the ideal people in your life according to Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus recently stopped by the Call her Daddy podcast as she promoted her new single “Midnight Sky.” As you can imagine, they talked about everything under the sun from family and love to sex and drugs. I was really intrigued to hear the former Disney star’s take on relationships, both intimate and platonic. During the discussion,… Continue reading How to keep the ideal people in your life according to Miley Cyrus

america, travel tips

What is revenge travel and will you partake?

If there is one thing we learned during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that Americans don’t like feeling trapped (i.e., protests against masks, flocking to bars as soon as they open and so on). America is still facing rising cases throughout the country and the uncertainty of when any sort of entertainment will return to “normal” is consequently… Continue reading What is revenge travel and will you partake?

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25 fun self-care ideas during the pandemic

With so much, yet so little going on right now, you might be getting tired of the usual pandemic self-care tips that people on the Internet and our TV screens have generously afforded us. Have you re-watched Gossip Girl once or twice? Have you done the same hike five times? Do you need a new way to… Continue reading 25 fun self-care ideas during the pandemic

Thoughts

What is social media activism and why it’s not just “trendy”

Social media has blossomed from a platform that was once used as a new, exciting way to say “hello” into a far-reaching internet landscape. The sharing of the political, economic and social happenings occurring in your own environment or that of others hoping to make a positive impact can be called social media activism, cyberactivism or digital… Continue reading What is social media activism and why it’s not just “trendy”

Thoughts

Why Taking Photos is Important

“Millenials only see things through the lens of their cameras.” “Why don’t kids put down their cameras and live in the moment?” These are statements I’m sure most of us have heard or even thought—I can say I’ve done both. I actually just read an opinion article that determined that younger generations on their phones… Continue reading Why Taking Photos is Important

Travel, travel tips

What is “Adventure,” Really?

Hello, friends! Today I want to talk about a revelation I had about something I mentioned a few weeks back: adventure.   What is adventure? According to Merriam-Webster, it’s  an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks;an exciting or remarkable experience;an enterprise involving financial risk I want to focus on the first and second definitions.  An… Continue reading What is “Adventure,” Really?