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This is a place where you can stay up to date on my life, travel, and style, and best of all, learn how to set goals, adult like a pro, overcome fear, and more!  In short, I'm a content creator. I'm a writer first, and a photographer second. I'll do my best to answer any questions as either a comment, video, or blog post.

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My Dad Wasn’t Super and That’s OK
Feeling Lucky, Inspiration, Life, Stories

My Dad Wasn’t Super and That’s OK

Today is Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, which would’ve been my father’s 67th birthday. I’m not one of those people who regularly shouts out their parents on their birthdays in public, posting a cute, old photo of my mom or dad…

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How Growing Up in a Big Family Taught Me Leadership and Organizational Skills
Ask Insana, Feeling Lucky, Inspiration, Life, Stories

How Growing Up in a Big Family Taught Me Leadership and Organizational Skills

I’m a member of a big family. That is, I’m one of my parents’ 7 children, the second oldest to be exact, and the oldest girl. My six siblings have added 12 kids of their own, so along with my…

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My Winter MVPs
Fashion & Beauty, Feeling Lucky

My Winter MVPs

It’s here y’all, the holiday season. This means millions of Americans are in a glorious frenzy of shopping, wrapping, and giving. Wreaths are hung, lights are draped, and Christmas trees stand taller than they have all year. But in a…

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5 Ways to Overcome Fear

I was standing at the edge of the pool, looking down at the blue water. The pool was full of laughing children. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and here I was, scared of the water. Scared to…

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Life

Ariana’s Tuition Fundraiser

February 25, 2018 | Hyattsville, MD Last night, we held a tuition fundraiser for my niece, Ariana, at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville, MD. This talented young lady has made straight As all of her life, but has had continuing…

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Feeling Lucky

Peace Out…2016?

I was cleaning my desk today and came across a list of my “best discoveries of 2016” that surely I meant to post somewhere but never did. Here we are at the end of 2017, and I’m looking at this…

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Life

Facebook, Family, and the RX-7

You may disagree, but Facebook is fantastic. Over the past 10 years, I’ve reunited with classmates, planned trips with folks I attended elementary school with (true story!), learned to be a better photographer, and kept up with family. I’m easily…

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