7 ways living alone can help you achieve independence

Last week I wrote about how travel changed my life, and this week I want to follow that up with the story of how living on my own made me more independent and how it can do the same for you. Right after traveling alone, I moved away from home to attend grad school which […]

How traveling with 50 strangers changed my life

I wanted to write this post to coincide with the anniversary of a defining moment in my life. I’ve had a few defining moments, some good and some not so good, but this is about a good one. Seven years ago this week I boarded a plane by myself to go on a journey that […]

How being treated differently taught me to appreciate being different

Being different isn’t a bad thing. It means you’re brave enough to be yourself.  Unknown When I was being bullied, all I wanted was to fit in. It was important to me that I looked and acted like everyone else. I thought that if I did then I wouldn’t be bullied. It didn’t quite work […]

Learning to deal with naysayers

One of the worst things that can happen when you’re starting to get your confidence back and feeling good about yourself again, is someone trying to bring you down. Have you experienced this? It’s so demoralizing, isn’t it? According to Dictionary.com, a naysayer is “a person who habitually expresses negative or pessimistic views.” Based on […]

The only person you need to like you is you

In the last two posts we talked about perfection and how you shouldn’t try to be perfect all of the time. Sometimes we try to be perfect so that others will see us in a more favorable light. The thing is, this isn’t necessary. We shouldn’t be trying to be perfect in order to please others or to […]