10 Words of Advice 10 Years After Graduating College

If you could go back to the day you graduated college, would you have anything to tell yourself? I’d definitely tell myself not to drink as much the night before because it was a rough ceremony, but that’s a story for another day. I graduated college 10 years ago, so today I’m sharing 10 things I wish I would have known back then.

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April Favorites

Is anyone else in denial that it’s practically mid-May?? Life has been a blur, but a pretty good one, at least in April. Here are some of my favorites and your favorites, and a sneak peek at some May blog content!

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2018 Goals – Setting and Sticking to Them

Hey friends! I hope you’re having a good week. Being a professor means that each January doesn’t really “start” for me until the middle of the month. I usually spend the first few weeks on winter break and cleaning out all the crap I’ve collected over the last year. I actually love it this way because it gives me two weeks to really think about my goals for the new year and not jump into anything too fast. So, I wanted to share what I’m working on this year with you.

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Best of 2017

Happy New Year, friends! I’m still in vacation mode and not back home and back to work just yet. But, I’m excited to ease into the year a little bit. I did a poll last night on Instagram Stories and got a resounding YES to doing a 2017 highlight post – so here ya go!

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5 Honest Tips for Work-Life Balance

Hey friends! I’ve been thinking about doing this post for a while and with the holidays approaching, it seems like a good time to discuss work-life balance. As with most of my professionally-focused posts, I want to state that I’m not an expert. There are lots of times when I feel overwhelmed with work and like there is no alignment or balance and I think that’s normal. But, it should not be perpetual. So, here are my 5 tips for helping to find the balance or re-balance after busy times, and get ready, because these aren’t the typical tips you see in every other article about this.

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Path to PhDiva

Hey friends! Sorry it’s been a little while, but today I’m back and sharing a post several of you have asked for – how I got to be a PhDiva. I want to start by saying this post is honestly hard for me to write because to me, having a Ph.D. is simply a job credential. It does not define me, my relationships, or my way of life. So, do not mistake this post as some high on the hill story of how I overcame a bunch of adversity to become a college professor and PhDiva. 😉

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Office Hours: A Day-In-The-Summer

Hey friends! I’m back with another installment of my “Office Hours” series where I share what it’s like to be a college professor. I always love reading “day-in-the-life” posts, so here’s what my Wednesday was like this week. If you want more info on what I do all summer, check out this post.

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Conference Clothes

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m preparing to head to Chicago for a conference next week, so my brain is currently consumed with packing and preparing for my presentations. I thought it might be fun to see what I’m bringing and get some inspiration for inexpensive work clothes. Since I don’t report to an office every day, I am not a fan of spending a lot of money on my work wardrobe. Here’s what’s going in my bag and my tips for easier packing!

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Office Hours: Summer Schedule

Hi! I’m so excited to kick of my new series “office hours” where I will share some info about my life as a PhDiva. Today, I’m starting with one of the questions I get asked the most: “so, do you even work in the summer?” Well, here’s the scoop for you.

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The Value of Taking A Break

When was the last time you sat down and completely turned off your brain from work? For me, it was this weekend while I binge watched 13 Reasons Why in our new bed that I can’t seem to get out of. #sorrynotsorry But in all seriousness, taking a break is essential to your success, health, and overall wellbeing. Here are my top reasons you need to take a break, and my favorite ways to spend that time.

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