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“Comfort Zone” is Not A Dirty Phrase

One of the things that I have always struggled with is the idea of the “comfort zone.”  As someone who strived to succeed from a young age, I was always looking for ways to improve and get ahead. Every leadership seminar, self-improvement book, and life coach that I talked to discussed the importance of getting out of your comfort zone in order to grow. You … Continue reading “Comfort Zone” is Not A Dirty Phrase

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Renata’s Guide to Making Friends in Your Twenties

Making friends in your twenties while out in the “real world” is hard. And it’s even harder now that we’re all mostly stuck inside. Back in college, it was so easy. At my college, for the most part, students lived on campus (can anyone say captive audience?). You saw the same people at every event and eventually decided to be friends based on your common … Continue reading Renata’s Guide to Making Friends in Your Twenties

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Things I Didn’t Know Were on My Bucket List: Music Edition

As I mentioned in a previous post, I don’t exactly have a “bucket list.” My fear of not completing my goals keeps me from making goals that I’m not sure that I can keep. There are, however, times in my life where I’ve looked around and realized that I was living a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Things that would definitely be on my bucket list if I … Continue reading Things I Didn’t Know Were on My Bucket List: Music Edition

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Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 1

Graduate school isn’t for everyone (it really wasn’t for me), but some years ago, I was dead set on getting my MA in Student Affairs. Looking back, while I know that I made the right decision to not attend graduate school, I can also see that interviewing for graduate school taught me a lot about myself. As cliché as it is, the journey is more … Continue reading Things I Learned While Interviewing for Graduate School: Part 1