- Fashion content will encourage you guys to experiment and play around with your style.
- Lifestyle content will encourage you to expand on your thinking and open your eyes to different ideas.
- Everything Else content will tap into topics of food, travel, and mini research projects, like #GirlBoss.
Altogether, I’ll try to keep all of my posts short and simple because I don’t want to take too much time out of your guys’ busy lives. Thanks for reading, and I hope to have you all back here for next week.
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Then again, this saying may only apply to those over the age of 21. So, what does one do if they’re still not of legal age to have the full Vegas experience?
Go shopping! Oh my goodness, if you’re ever in Vegas, you guys seriously need to visit the Fashion Show Mall. I’m going to sound a little materialistic, but now I know what love at first sight feels like after I setting foot inside this mall. Also let’s face it, unless you live in a huge city, not all of your favorite shops will be within 10 miles of where you live. In my unfortunate experience, there are no Topshop or ZARA shops here in Reno, so shopping in Vegas is always a must.
Enjoy the sights. Thanks to the hotels and casinos down in L.V., you’ll be able to get a little taste of Italy, Paris, and New York City all at once. Anytime between sunset and sunrise, the Vegas experience will starts to set in. Lights will begin to glow from all directions, and they’ll eventually create multiple paths for you to follow. Soon, everywhere you turn, you’ll see some type of show that’ll capture your attention. And before you know it, the streets will be swarmed with music, laughter, and camera lights.
Don’t forget the pictures! How else are you going to prove that you got to live a little of that Vegas experience? Take a moment and capture some of those memories you’ll be making while you’re down there. Have a friend take a quick snap of you as you’re strolling down those eventful streets. Sure there may be some judgement from some people who don’t understand the need for selfies, but that doesn’t matter because you’ll most likely never run into these people ever again. So, don’t be ashamed of carrying around a selfie stick, or taking a quick picture of your food.
I don’t always travel, but when I do, I travel to Mexico. Please play along and pretend you heard a mariachi band playing off in the background when I made that statement.
For almost 15 years now, I’ve been living in the United States. I’m incredibly thankful for living in a country full of so much diversity and freedom, but I’ll admit that every now and then I begin to miss my family back in Mexico. Sometimes I’ll miss those long conversations with my friends. Other times I’ll miss the small jokes my grandparents make about each other. However, thanks to my amazing parents, I’ve had the opportunity to travel back every year to reconnect with everyone. Not only that, but thanks to them, I’ve had the opportunity to stay in touch with my cultural heritage. During my 15 years of living in the United States, I’ve opened my eyes to see and understand the differences and similarities that exist within different cultures. In my own experience, rather than assimilating to a new culture, I’ve been granted the opportunity to stay connected to my roots, while learning more about the culture I’m currently living in. I remember how my parents would have my brothers and I speak Spanish at home just so we wouldn’t forget any words. Other times, they would explain to us the difference between the celebration of the 5th of May and September 16th. The littlest conversations would suddenly spark up a history lesson about Mexico. All in all, I’m glad my parents gave us to opportunity to embrace both the American, and Mexican culture. For now though, I just want to motivate you all to enrich your minds with information about your own culture, and to open your eyes to see and understand different cultures.
What does it take to be considered a girl boss? Power? Confidence? Intelligence? When I think of girl boss, I imagine someone who’s not afraid to take risk. I imagine someone who is glowing with confidence and pride. Have you ever heard of a store called Nasty Gal? A few months ago I ran across various Instagram posts about a book called “#GIRLBOSS.” Until today, I found out that this book was written by Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal! OMG, it’s no wonder why Nasty Gal was sharing posts about the book! Anyways, after reading about this, I realized that rather than being thought of as the next Steve Jobs, women like Sophia are now creating their own titles. Let’s give it up for girl power. So, what does it take to be a girl boss? To be a girl boss (or boss in general) you have to be…
Sadly, I’m still not fully sure how to answer this question. Since I still haven’t gotten the chance to get my hands on this book, I’ll have to continue and answer, “What it takes to be considered a boss?” some other time. For now though, I encourage you all to take on the challenge and join the movement of becoming a “boss” at anything you do.
As I continue with my investigation, I would like to clarify that this post is not intended to exclude men. I am not here to create a division, instead I’m here to create an incentive for everyone to strive for success.
Before going on my first hike, my friends advised me to wear comfortable walking shoes. Truthfully I’m not the type of person who explores nature on a regular basis, so tennis shoes were not the only things I would be needing on my first hike. So, if you’re anything like me and you’ve never hiked or explored nature, you’ve come to the right place for tips… And if you’re an adventure junkie, continue reading because you might end up helping a friend that may need this advise.
Note: These are tips for those who don’t normally explore nature.
Tip #1: Prepare to run into small animals. I had no idea I’d be seeing lizards everywhere.
Tip #2: Wear bug spray, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing depending on the weather.
Tip #3: Take a light backpack. This way you’ll have free access to climb up rocks without having to carry your phone or a water bottle in your hands or pockets. My friends laughed when they saw me pull out a hair comb LOL.
Tip #4: Don’t wear jewelry or clothes that you absolutely love.
Tip #5: Take a battery charger for your phone. With the amount of pictures you’ll be taking for Instagram or Snapchat, you’ll probably drain your battery life in an instant.
Tip #6: If things don’t come out as planned, change them up and go with the flow. Little mishaps could turn into laughable memories for the future.
“We live in cities you’ll never see on screen
not very pretty but, we sure know how to run things”
-Lorde from “Team”
Reno, NV may not be the biggest city in the state, but it’s surely known as the biggest little city in the word! I may complain every now and then about this place, but I’m grateful for living in a state of many adventures. I acknowledge that Reno looks nothing like New York City, yet this city has as much life and laughter as any other place. For those living near northern Nevada, you’ll definitely understand what I’m talking about. Anyways, I’m not here to advertise this lovely place, instead I’m here to make a point. Many of us might not live close to well-known cities, but that doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the middle of nowhere. It’s up to us to look for adventures and appreciate the great world we were placed in. Go ahead, gather a few of your closest friends and seek an adventure today!