What you know vs. who you know

Lately I’ve been watching hiring practices. I’ve seen with my own eyes people who have manipulated the hiring process, whether falsifying a resume, getting a job because their buddy works there or climbing their way into a network without a genuine interest in the actual role but the income. I get it’s survival of the…

Twenty Something

If you’re twenty something like me, ever been twenty something or approaching it soon, I want to talk to you. I want to tell you that everybody’s life journey is different. I thought I could figure out my life by planning and working super super hard and being remembered as a tremendously kind person. If…

The Best Part of You

The best part of you is the part you don’t want to share. The best part of you is the part of you that challenges you to grow. It’s the moment when you feel like you can’t but you decide to do it anyway. That’s where the best part of you lives. Don’t be afraid…

Revive Your Dream

It can be disappointing when your dream didn’t come to pass as you’d expected it to. Maybe you were rejected and told no so many times that you gave up. Sometimes a no is a sign that what we are striving for isn’t for us. Other times, it is a sign that we need to…

Permission to Be

Lately I’ve been thinking about the importance of acknowledging yourself. Not anything you’ve done but who you are. If we are honest with ourselves, every day we are bombarded with messaging about who we should become. More fit, more intelligent, more beautiful, more accomplished. While those are great aspirations, I think perspective is needed. I…

I saw my obstacles as opportunities

“I created Live Positivelee during my last semester of undergraduate studies. It was a journey in which I asked myself what did I want to represent. I thought about what kind of impact I wanted to make on the world. It wasn’t just about my career, education or financial attainment. It was also about giving…

It All Means Something

There she was furious. Thinking about how things could be better. Why did he treat her that way? Why didn’t anyone fight for more? Why did they sweep the mess under the rug? What is their problem? This is what happens when we have got a call on our life. Things get to us. We…

One Step Closer

Remind yourself that you are one step closer to your dream. All of your effort counts. Don’t get discouraged by what it looks like today because you’re not finished. You have something to look forward to. The fact that you’re not there yet is a sign that you’re still able to move. Move into a…

Art

My art is important to me. It gives me the space to create new life. My art does not hinder me or box me in. It literally sets me free. My art speaks back to me when I’m searching for answers. My art gives me reassurance and validation. It lets me know that what I’m…