Without a goal, you can’t score

Yesterday was the first of November. The first day of a new month. For many of us, the first of November means the first day of holiday preparations as we look forward to relaxing with a cup of apple cider…

Getting on the Right Path

It’s difficult what you’re doing… You try to undo all the hurt and damage, but it feels like it’s too much. You struggle as you maneuver through your hard wiring, trying to understand the reasoning behind your stupid decisions. You…

If I didn’t love myself

If I didn’t love myself, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t be able to push myself to try new things. I would learn that being comfortable is what’s most important and that self-growth doesn’t matter. I would…

Strive

My word of the day: Strive. Strive for the things you cannot see. Strive to be great and do what you love. Strive to make this world a better place, not only for the ones that you love but for…

Be like Beyoncé

Time. It is the most precious thing in the world. Once you give someone your time, you can never have it back. Time is intangible but at the same time, extremely valuable. So much so, we use it like currency…

New Chapters

Starting over isn’t easy. It is never as glamorous as the movies make it out to be. You don’t just drive away from all of your problems and find yourself overnight. Sure, things will eventually work themselves out but it never…

Happy birthday! An Open Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 22 year old Melissa, HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL! Last night was rough, I know! Your best friend really got you good! She feed you drink after drink but at least you know, she would always take good care of you. It’s…

Vulnerability

In the simplest way, being vulnerable means opening yourself up. It means opening up to someone and giving them the ability to hurt you, whether it’s physically or emotionally. Sounds like it could be pretty dangerous right? So why do…

We need to talk

It amazes me sometimes how much we’re able to “connect” to each other yet, somehow, we can’t find ways to communicate to one another. We can Facebook message, tweet each other, reply back and forth and yet the conversation rarely goes much…

What happened to romance?

 The idea of “dating” has transformed more in the past decade than in the last fifty years. With the rise of the hook up culture, young men and women are open to participating in consensual sex and labels of “boyfriend”…

How feeling uncomfortable can be a good thing

No one likes to feel uncomfortable. That’s why it’s referred to as such. Most people are interested in remaining in their comfort zone while a few brave souls enjoy venturing out ever so often. Growing the realms of your comfort zone…

Are you a walker or a talker?

Yesterday, I met a person, who works at a payroll company, and had an interesting conversation with him about his goals. He told me that his job was not his end game and that he wants to do something more, something greater…

How to react to failure

“We’re going to fail, you just have to make sure you don’t fail when it counts”– Grace Choi, Inventor of Mink On your journey to achieve success, whatever that means to you, you will fail time and time again. (This…

Why wait?

It is a common misconception that if you work hard and wait long enough, you will eventually get what you want. I can tell you right now, you are simply lying to yourself. In order to be successful, yes, you…

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