You Can Only Do So Much

There’s this quote that my mom always used to tell me to cheer me up when others had let me down and it goes like this: You can’t change other people Shelby, you can only change yourself. Recently, I’ve started thinking back to when she used to say that to me and more and more…

Vulnerability

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard the word vulnerability while watching an episode of the Bachelor or Bachelorette. (If you aren’t raising your hand, you’re lying). However, as funny as it is to make fun of the overuse of the word, it really got me to thinking tonight about what it really means to…

17 Things 2017 Taught Me

It’s hard to express into words everything that I have discovered and uncovered this past year about myself, others and the world around me. However, that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try. 2017 was a year of trials and tribulations, all of which led me to the person that I am today, as well…

Life Update: MODA Launch Party

As many of you already know, this semester I was blessed with the opportunity to become a writer for a student-run fashion and lifestyle magazine on campus. Through this, I have written multiple articles with the topic decided upon by myself each time. This have given me the chance to use my creative ability to…

One Year

Over the past 365 days I’ve learned countless things about myself, things I didn’t know existed or were even possible. I’ve pushed myself to always stay true to who I am and to work through my self-doubt to be the best version of myself possible. Exactly one year ago today, I created this personal blog…

Lifestyle Staff Writer: Moda Magazine

It can be extremely hard to find your place at this age, especially at a campus as large as mine. Yes, there seems to be an organization or extracurricular for almost anything on campus, but how do you know what to join if you don’t even know what exactly interests you? Many college students seem…

Finding Your Balance

So it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written one of these types of posts (almost two months actually…) but I felt it was appropriate to write one considering what has been going on in my life recently. It’s actually not so much one specific thing, but rather a downward spiral of little things that…

Words vs. Actions

Just throwing this out there… People can tell you something until they’re blue in the face but unless their actions match their words, there’s really no way of knowing if they actually mean what they say or not. I would know because recently, I’ve had a lot of interaction with this kind of set-up. Someone…