Can’t handle the heat? Step away from the STEM

Being a woman is hard, and being a woman in the sciences is even harder. As a young girl who played in creeks, explored tide pools, and tried to save abandoned baby animals, I had no idea that challenges I would face as I pursued a career that followed those young interests. Through college I […]

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How to fight the “I can’t do this” feeling

Truth bomb: millennials have it hard. We’re coming out of college with more debt, there are fewer job opportunities, the price of living is unreasonably high, and let’s be honest, we’re left feeling unprepared for adulthood (adulting is hard, this book can help) The point is, many of us have felt the full weight of […]

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Behind the blogger

So what’s this blog about? I more or less would categorize this as a lifestyle blog. But not the kind of lifestyle that’s over glamorized and out of reach. This lifestyle is about self growth and self discovery. I want to be raw and real about the post grad life. I want to talk about […]

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Twenty-four, twenty-seven: Why Kauai should open our eyes this Earth Day

“Our entire reality has been shattered at the mercy of Mother Earth in a single day. This crisis has been humbling and eye opening beyond what I can attempt to place into words. How fragile our existence truly is and how much we take for granted.” – Claire Michelle About 27 inches of rain in […]

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Setting springtime intentions

There is never a bad time to sit down and set goals, which is why I’ve taken the time to do exactly that in the beginning of this spring season. My buzz word for this spring is intentional. The goal is to live with purpose and be deliberate in my day to day actions. Living intentionally […]

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Thoughts on going home

Defining home has always been a bit abstract to me. By the age of 8 if someone asked me where I was from, my explanation would begin with, “Well I was born in Ohio, but …” Bouncing from house to house as a kid made home feel like just a place instead of a feeling. […]

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Tequila, limes, and good times

Spring time weather has been teasing me these last couples day, causing visions of beaches to dance through my head. If you’re in need of some tropical feels this February as much as I am, have yourself a little get together centered around a favorite tropical drink: the margarita! This party is colorful and fun, […]

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