How I Went From Intern to Employee in 8 Days

How I Went From Intern to Employee in 8 Days

The end of your senior year of college is a strange time. You'll have your degree that you've worked your butt off for in a few weeks but before you get it, you're tasked with finding out what to do after graduation. Lots of students run into this dilemma year after year. The way I see it, there are a few options: 

  1. You can browse around and look for full-time positions that you think you're qualified for even though you'll repeatedly ask yourself: "how am I supposed to get an entry-level job if 1-2 years of experience are required?!"
  2. You can apply for an internship and hope that it turns into a full-time gig
  3. You can move back in with your parents and continue to seek out job opportunities, some of which will have nothing to do with your college degree
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My Weekend Trip to LA

My Weekend Trip to LA

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for a business trip with a colleague of mine. Both of us had never been to LA before, so spending the weekend there was a great experience. My coworker, Toni, and I flew to LAX early Saturday morning. Once we arrived, we grabbed our bags and hopped in the car with our Lyft driver to make our way to our hotel. We stayed in downtown LA at the Westin Bonaventure. 

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My Family Heritage

My Family Heritage

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday and people who have Irish heritage celebrate in full force every year on March 17. I'm not Irish myself, but I do enjoy how festive everyone gets for this holiday. I mainly participate by wearing green so I don't get pinched! 

As St. Patrick's Day was approaching this year, I began thinking of my own family heritage and where I come from. From what I know through research and speaking with family members, my family background is mainly German and Russian. I believe that there is a little bit of Polish, English and maybe some French mixed in there as well. 

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How to Survive Your First Solo Business Trip

How to Survive Your First Solo Business Trip

I'm lucky enough to have a job that allows me to occasionally travel for work. As a matter of fact, I'm actually heading to LA this weekend for a business trip. You better believe that I'll be playing Miley Cyrus' Party in the USA and singing "hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and a cardigannn" as I walk off the plane! 

Back in November I had to take my first solo business trip to Denver. I have flown to and from Germany by myself before, but I was meeting my family there, so it was a little bit different. I had never flown to a place and stayed overnight somewhere all by myself. Prior to my trip to Colorado I had only been to the Denver area once and it was when I was a kid.

Solo business travel can be weird, especially if you haven't traveled alone much like me. So, if you're a working millennial who may be going on a business trip by yourself in the future, I put together a first solo business trip survival guide below. These tips apply not only to business trips, but to any type of solo travel. 

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7 Tools To Help You Plan Your Wedding

7 Tools To Help You Plan Your Wedding

As some of you know, I'm a newlywed and last year at this time I was planning my own wedding. I definitely have a type A personality, so I knew that I wanted to stay organized and be on top of everything related to wedding planning. 

As stressful as wedding planning was at times, I enjoyed the process overall. It was so gratifying to see everything come together on the day of the wedding. Although some details changed along the way, I think my vision came to life for the most part. Even before getting engaged, I had a rough idea of what I wanted my wedding to be like. I used several tools to help me plan and using them definitely paid off. 

Here is a list of seven tools to help you plan your wedding: 

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My Travel Bucket List

My Travel Bucket List

During my 20+ years on this earth, I've been lucky enough to visit several different states and a handful of top travel destinations in countries in North America and overseas. Although I've been to places people dream about like Paris and Santorini, there are still tons of destinations I'd love to visit. 

Watching people visit various cities on shows like The Amazing Race and keeping up with other travel blogs constantly leaves me inspired and wanting to explore the world. Being exposed to different countries and cultures is one of my favorite parts of traveling. There is so much history, 

Here is my travel bucket list:

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Cute Desk Accessories to Spice Up Your Workspace

Cute Desk Accessories to Spice Up Your Workspace

If you have a 9-5 job like me, chances are that you spend a lot of time at your desk sitting down and at your computer. No one wants a boring work environment. We spend more time at our jobs during the week than we do at home. Think about that for a second. Your desk is literally your home away from home.

Let your personality shine through and decorate your desk with fun accessories that reflect who you are. Make your workspace truly feel like a second home with these fun accessories! 

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Get to Know Me From A to Z

Get to Know Me From A to Z

Now that I've been in the blogging world for a month, I thought it would be fun to write a little "get to know me" post. I'm hoping that my readers find some things that we might have in common based on the answers I've given below.

For this post, I listed out every letter in the alphabet and filled in a short prompt based on the letter. You may have seen these types of surveys on other blogs, but I filled in the letters and adapted the prompts to be more fitting to me and my blog (in other words, I didn't copy and paste a survey I saw elsewhere and fill it in with my answers). 

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14 Things to Consider Before Booking Your Honeymoon

14 Things to Consider Before Booking Your Honeymoon

Sometimes wedding planning seems never ending! Between selecting the venue to sending the invitations and purchasing wedding attire, there is a ton on stuff to take care of. Aside from those important details, you also have a honeymoon to plan! 

My husband and I honeymooned at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas. It was everything we hoped it would be and more. The food was excellent, the staff was superb and the room was quiet and comfortable. I could go on and go about our trip, so I’ll be covering it in an upcoming blog post. Stay tuned for that!

There were several things we considered before we booked our honeymoon. I wanted to help future brides and grooms out in planning their special trips, so I decided to make a list of things to consider when planning that first vacation as a married couple!

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8 Things To Do During Your Commute

8 Things To Do During Your Commute

Is your drive home feeling dull? Does being stuck in traffic drive you crazy? Maybe it's time to switch up what you do to keep yourself entertained during drive time. I've had long commutes for a good amount of my career. My drive to and from my job now is way shorter than commutes that I had to other workplaces in the past, but that doesn't mean that I don't get bored during my 30 minute trip. 

There's only so many things you can do behind the wheel of your car. Your main focus should be on the road. Never let distractions get in your way. I never text and drive and you'll see later on this post that when I talk on the phone I take advantage of my car's bluetooth system and talk hands-free. As long as you can drive safely, you can learn to love your commute by checking out these things to keep your drive interesting: 

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