July 20, 2016

My Manifesto

I am a huge supporter of positive quotes and affirmations. Just check out my words board ;) I came across a post by Samantha on her blog Preptista, and saw that she created a life manifesto with words and sayings that would keep her focused and motivated. I have been collecting some quotes over time, and as I've grown and changed my life goals and motivation have evolved. I decided to create my own manifesto that I can refer back to when I feel the lack of motivation and just feel uninspired. It's so easy to get off track our life goals, and sometimes we need a little motto to go by to keep us grounded. As I have compiled various life motto's over the years, I have finally finalized a manifesto that truly represents my current identity, as a young woman with a head full of dreams and aspirations.

I encourage you to create your own manifesto and refer back to it often to keep you focused and motivated. Print it off and put it on your bathroom mirror to see daily! If you create one, please share with me, as I would love to read it!

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July 19, 2016

The Everyday Girls Guide To: Packing For College

Greetings class of 2020! I want to do my part in making the transition into college easy as possible for you, so I have created a guide to packing for college.

Last year, I lived in a traditional dorm room with a roommate and a communal bathroom in my hall. I have many friends entering into the collegiate world in a few weeks, so I knew it was time to create this list of what to bring. I definitely over-packed for my freshmen year, but hey, you live and learn.  Here is all the necessary things you'll need for your time in dorm life.

I didn't include what type of food and clothes to bring because I have a post in the works on what bags, food, and clothes to bring for college. Coming soon!
You can download the PDF version of the list here.
Good luck to all freshmen!! 

July 6, 2016

Documentaries That You Need To Watch

I thoroughly enjoy a good podcast and documentary. Call me a nerd, but I think they are so inspiring and fun. They are more than just a film, they are a stunning example of setting impossible goals and fulfilling them. Here are some of my current favorite documentaries for your viewing pleasure:

Art & Copy | Anyone going into PR would LOVE this documentary, as it covers the development of certain brands. It's so interesting seeing all the companies backstories. Advertising is the driving force behind everything.

Dior and I | I didn't really know much about Dior before watching this, but gosh it was so good! It was interesting seeing what goes into creating a ling, plus their were some stunning designs. If you love fashion, you'll love this!

The Ranch: An American Dynasty | I recently watched this NBC Sports film, which explores the historic U.S. women's gymnastics team training center, Karolyi Ranch. In addition to Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, gymnasts who have trained at the Karolyi Ranch include Olympic gold medalists Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Kerri Strug, Dominique Moceanu, and Mary Lou Retton. It was so interesting being able to see where our American gold medalists become medalists.

Book of Manning | I LOVE reading sport biographies as well as watching sport documentaries, so of course I had to include one of my favorite sport families, the Manning's. I stumbled upon this one while researching some sport shows. It covers the story of all four Manning men and their football careers. The documentary shows each of their lives leading up to their college careers. I love learning about families like the Manning's and learning, who and what went into making their careers.

Ronaldo: Astonishing, Intimate, & Definitive | Again, I thoroughly enjoy watching sport documentaries, and Cristiano Ronaldo is one of my favorite Soccer (I mean Futbol) players. This is a close look into the private, inspiring life of one of the worlds best. From his beginnings in Portugal, breakthrough start with Manchester United and current career at Real Madrid, it's all a must see. It was neat being able to learn about his family and the struggles he went through to get to where he is today. Definitely shed a couple tears.

Messi | Watching these films gives you a whole new appreciation for the player and the sport. The film focuses on Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, from his beginning in Rosario to becoming the world's greatest player at FC Barcelona. Definitely a must watch, especially if you where a dedicated fan of the recent Copa America Centenario.

Something Ventured | This 2011 documentary shows how entrepreneurs partnered with investors to build some of the greatest American companies. Seriously SO interesting! I'm a total geek, I know. But, hey you can learn SO much from these films, so why not!

Mark Cuban: Bloomberg Game Changers | If you've ever watched Shark Tank, you know this man. So happy to have found his documentary, which looks at the backstory of the billionaire entrepreneur and investor. It covers talks with his childhood friends, professors, and associates and how he built Internet company into a must-have property. Awesome film!

Tim Tebow: On A Mission | First off, who doesn't love Tim Tebow! This documentary looks at what makes him the popular figure today. It chronicles how his hard work and faith have guided him to collegiate success and eventually NFL stardom. An awesome look at one of today's modern heroes.

What are your favorite documentaries?