I have always been a “yes” person. I think it comes from two things. Mainly, I want to make everyone happy and I used to think that by telling everyone yes, I was solving this problem. Second, I genuinely have such a wide range of interests and hobbies, that it a lot of times is hard for me to say no to something, because I want to do everything. For example, I started college getting one major. I now have one major, three minors, and two certificates. A little much, huh? Well, it’s because I just wanted to take all…

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So, for my first post of the New Year, I decided that I wanted to share a bit about my goals for this year. I’m that sappy kind of person who always makes a solid resolution list every single time the New Year rolls around. Actually, most of my resolutions I stick to. A few years back, I made a “read a book a week resolution”, and that actually happened. I’ve made personal, professional, and academic resolutions in years past, and stuck to all of them. So, when 2017 rolled around, after some thought, I surprised myself and decided not…

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If you read my last post, which was the Ethical Christmas Gift Guide, you might have seen one of my favorite necklaces of late, which is from Haiti Design Co. I also promised that my next post would give a little more details about why I love this line so much. So when my friend Rachael was actually able to visit the brick and mortar Haiti Design Co-op located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and start carrying some of the items in her coffee shop in St. Louis, I was so excited! If you are local and not yet finished with your Christmas…

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After living in Europe for about six months, I had plenty of time to discover some of the coolest coffee shops I could have ever imagined. When I came back home to the U.S. this summer, it made me all the more determined to seek out even better coffee shops here at home, since the past six months set the bar pretty high for my coffee standards! While the following list doesn’t even begin to describe my coffee shop experiences, these are a few of my favorite locations across Europe in a variety of cities and countries! If you’re looking for more ideas in different…

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I have forever been a fan of ethical fashion. When I came into college here at the University of Missouri and decided to major in International Apparel Marketing and Merchandising, I came in thinking that upon gradation, I wanted to work in the fashion industry with the goal of making it more sustainable and ethical. This passion hasn’t died down, and ultimately I would love to pursue that goal. In fact, when I was living in Guatemala, I happened to meet the founder of Noonday Collection, Jessica, when I was in Antigua. This was such a memorable experience because I…

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