Are we qualified?

What qualifies us to blog? What influence does our writing have on others -- just because we share our stories and input? We may not be as qualified as you'd think.Sure, it's our right to voice our thoughts and feelings. That is one reason I began my blog. I felt inspired to share my passions … Continue reading Are we qualified?

I don’t want to die

My biggest worry is to die -- without a life purpose or meaning. These past few months have made me realize that there are many ways I can create that meaning and purpose I seek."Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die." This quote by Tom Clancy could not be more clear for … Continue reading I don’t want to die

Understand your past to shape your future

On Sunday, my fellow Milwaukee interns and I ventured out to gain a deeper understanding of our culture at German Fest. This was a remarkable experience and by far the best festival I have attended this summer! As you can see from the images below, there was quite a bit going on and it was … Continue reading Understand your past to shape your future

Strong leaders have discipline

Image courtesy of Columbus Monthly.There are many different types of leaders who have various characteristics and skills. One of the strongest types of leaders I have seen have discipline. This discipline is not just following rules or criteria, but having a firm understanding of how to grow themselves and others.One of these leaders is Urban … Continue reading Strong leaders have discipline

Bite your tongue before you brand

One key lessons of advertising I have learned is said perfectly by Thumper in the Disney film, Bambi:Unfortunately, Panera Bread Company's Live Consciously, Eat Deliciously campaign failed this test. They needed to bite their tongue before they branded. Blogger Dairy Carrie uncovered some flaws in their advertising with the use of EZ Chicken. The campaign emphasizes the … Continue reading Bite your tongue before you brand

Oh the places I go and the people we know

These past few months have proven to me how much I love traveling. Even though packing can get tedious and is still one of my least favorite tasks, it leads me to marvelous locations. Most recently, I ventured to Raleigh, North Carolina with AFA. Truthfully, I didn't want to leave.Compared to our visit to California, … Continue reading Oh the places I go and the people we know

You can’t stop the music

"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable." - Aaron CoplandMusic is one of my getaways. I enjoy listening to music on the radio or iTunes. I also love to create music. In fifth grade, I began playing the alto saxophone. I was attracted to the instrument … Continue reading You can’t stop the music

5 reasons I love July

This summer, I am embracing the good in life around me. By doing that, I am spending more time on the things I enjoy and that make me happy. July is an absolute favorite. I have narrowed down my top 5 reasons I love this month and why you might too.5. Warm weatherThis year hasn't … Continue reading 5 reasons I love July