How were you able to build experience while getting your bachelors? I’m a marketing major and want to try to get a job that will help my resume. I want to make my time count so I’m a little qualified when I graduate! This is in hopes it’ll get me into the field quicker.
Completely understandable. One of my biggest fears after graduation was that it was going to take me so long to find a job in my field. It took me 4 weeks. My last two years of college I leased apartments full-time, which was ideal for me because it allowed me go to school as needed while still working 40 hours a week. I only had one internship before I graduated which was at a large public relations firm. Although I technically only had “one” quick job in my field, I used the transferable skills I used at my day job + all of the work assignments that were applicable to interview.
At my day job, I did social media. I came up with campaigns to gain more webpage views and marketing tactics that would get more potential residents into our lobby. I wasn’t in a marketing role, but you better believe I was marketing in some way. I had media kits and press releases from class assignments that were packaged beautifully that I could present in interviews, even if they weren’t created for a corporation. There are plenty of internships and part-time marketing positions that will allow you to bulk up your resume with the necessary skills, especially if you think outside the box!
I, like yourself, am of mixed ethnicities, so we have similar hair textures. Your hair always looks perfect! Since I battle with frizz everyday, my go-to hairstyle is a topknot. I am looking to switch it up. I also suffer from hair breakage, which seems to be getting worse and worse. Do you have any recommendations as far as products, maintenance, hair tools, etc.? What do you do to keep your hair shiny and healthy?
One time for mixed girls! I’ve never put any color or chemicals in my hair, so that’s the obvious answer. I’ve also never battled breakage so I can’t give you too much advice on that but I am in the process of recovering my curls from heat damage. I’ve been doing apple cider vinegar + beer rinses, protein treatments and using leave-in conditioners mixed with Beneath your Mask hair serum. I’m only 9 days in, but I see a huge difference already. I suffered with frizz big time prior to training my hair with heat styling tools. High heat kept my hair silky smooth, but also damaged my curl pattern. I rotate between Deva Curl (known for taming frizz) and Moroccan Oil (known for hydrating) shampoo and styling products. This Paul Mitchell flat iron is THE best for silky smooth hair and does less damage, since it’s titanium. I use a Chi thermal protector before blow drying and this heat protector spray before any hot tool use. To get a wanded look without heat, I use these flexi-rods.
Women of all ages deal with lacking confidence in many aspects of their lives. Whether it be at work, in their social lives, or in relationships. Can you give some tips on how to gain the confidence to succeed and be happy?
Girl, come over tomorrow and we’ll talk all about this! Lol, I could go on for hours. I can’t tell you exactly why or how, but I’ve always been very self confident – even as a child. Of course I’m human and have many moments of insecurity, it’s not something I naturally am. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had to dissect the things that do make me feel insecure and have learned that it generally stems from one thing; fear. Fear that we’ll speak up at the wrong time at work and be looked at like we’re stupid. Fear that we’re not fun enough to be around. Fear that we’re not good enough to keep our partners attention if they become distracted. It takes time to wrap your mind around being and feeling confident. It took me 1) becoming self aware and 2) believing my truths to finally get it. Any time I feel an insecurity I arise, I ask myself “why?”, because I want to know. Happiness is a choice every morning. Truly believing that you are enough to attract everything you desire in your life, even if it doesn’t come to you that day. Like who you see in the mirror and if you don’t, work towards becoming that person daily. Trust yourself fully, at work, in your social life and in relationships. I trust that I’m capable of excelling in all areas and that I’m capable of making good decisions. *Side note* Feeling cute really helps me.
Since reading “Year of the Yes” I’m looking to become more social and actually take my friends up on invites. Can you give me some simple but versatile go-to look ideas that could work for happy hour, dinner or a lounge please?
Good for you, boo! I normally stick with denim, heels and some sort of jacket, either a leather or duster. Even an oversized sweater and boots will work just fine. My go-to is a bodysuit with denim + a simple pair of heels. I love this distressed sweater, with jeans and these OTK boots. I wear this leather jacket with ev-er-ry-thing and it’s on sale for $60. A trench like this one easily dresses up a casual outfit. Stick with mix-and-match basics and when in doubt, throw on heels.
For anyone that has followed you on social media for a while, you select really pretty white dresses for your birthday. Can you share how this shade is your birthday go to color, and post some options you would wear? I like how you don’t keep white just for summer. Go girl.
It’s so funny you say that, I didn’t even realize I had made it a theme! Lol, I guess I love the freshness yet timeless of a white dress. It can be simple yet sexy, but white will always make a statement. I haven’t selected a dress for my birthday… which is in like 10 days. But here are some I’d definitely consider!
You amaze me with how consistent you stay with your blog! How much time do you spend writing each blog posts?
Thank you! But it’s difficult LOL especially with an ever-changing schedule and a full-time job. Every post is different. I’ll spend an hour or two on posts that are less detailed and take less thought, like product round-ups or books to read. Other expressive pieces may take days to write because I revisit it numerous times to make sure I’m saying exactly what I want to say. To create genuine, quality content it takes time. Even these #CoffeeTalk and Weekend Deal posts costs me at least two hours each. If I don’t feel like what I’m going to publish is worth the read, I’ll skip it – which may not always be best. In my opinion, quality > quantity – my blog, my rules.
Thank you all so much for continuously reaching out to me. I love interacting with y’all! As always, leave your #CoffeeTalk questions below or send them over via email for the next go round.