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    Rosa Parks x Birthday

    Everyone knows about Rosa Parks. All She did was refuse to give her seat up for a white man. And the rest was history. I found out that some people did not know that shortly after African American began refusing to ride the bus. This sparked the Montgomery bus boycott that lasted a little over a year. Due to the Montgomery bus boycott, the supreme court got rid of segregation on the bus systems. Yay!

    Now today is a special day for me, and no its not because of the super bowl LII. It is because it is my 26th birthday and I share this day with my hero Rosa Parks. Although she was just an ordinary seamstress, she inspires me that one small action can have a ripple effect even years after youve passed.

    Last year I made a post about 25 things to do while your 25. Im pretty positive I didnt finish it, but heres an update on how much I accompished in year 25.

    1. Travel outside the US
    2. Work out 5 days in a row 
    3. Read more books
    4. Join a group/club outside of work
    5. Volunteer more than once technically I volunteered once, but im counting it
    6. Save $1000 or more save $1000, then had to spend it immediately
    7. Eat ice cream for dinner or breakfast or anytime too easy
    8. Do something cool for your parents
    9. Learn a new skill/language learned photography
    10. Do a Pinterest Project and nail it literally every meal i make is from pinterest and ive nailed them all!
    11. Design something Designed all my Pinterest pins
    12. Say No when you feel pressured to say Yes I just know ive done this
    13. Give a speech
    14. Try a new type of food Had a quiche today!
    15. Drink only water for a day, plus food
    16. Say yes to the Dress or any dress Jan 20, 2018
    17. Eat terrible food and not feel guilty afterward
    18. Do two things that scare you the most Move to Chicago, start photography
    19. Do 3 things you’ve always wanted to do move to Chicago, join junior league of Chicago, and something else
    20. Write a letter to a state official on a matter you care about
    21. Go a week without makeup
    22. Run a 5k
    23. Learn how to code. ex: HTML and CSS
    24. Visit HarryPotter world
    25. Write a book

    Thanks for reading! Happy Birthday to all the February babies!


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    20 somethings guide to living alone

    So I have been successfully living alone for the past year and a half! Most people assume I live with my Fiance, well I don’t at least not yet.  I made the conscious decision to live alone after I had a not so pleasant experience living with an old friend, in the end I lost a friend and all hope in having a roommate ever again. This is my guide to living alone in your 20s.

    Choose a place where you will feel safe coming home at 2 am in the morning or walking your dog at 2 am in the morning. I live downtown which is notorious for being unsafe for a woman to living along. I managed to pick a residential neighborhood full of rich yuppies with a random 100-year-old apartment building smacked dab in the middle of it. Maybe that’s why the house across the street has not sold yet.

    Always let someone know when you’re coming and going. When I was in high school I hated telling my mom where I was going, because It was none of her business. Well actually it was, and I know she just wanted me to be safe. Now as a mid 20something living alone, there is no one waiting for you to come home, so no one will notice is you show up missing. Which is why I stay in contact with my fiance, and tell him what im doing almost all the time. Another great hack is to download find my friends and have someone you trust to know where you are by tracking your phone. It sounds stalkerish but it could save your life, so your welcome.

    Adopt a Pet. Im going to get real with yall and saying living alone can get crazy lonely and boring. So adopting a pet seems like the obvious choice, whether its a dog(my personal fav), cat or iguana, they make you feel less alone. Side note: you still are alone but you have a trusty sidekick who willl love you for infinity and beyond, like way beyond. I have been blessed to have a loving 9 year old yorkie. Dont get a yorkie unless youre prepared to live with a very hyper needy dog. But I love him anyway. If you have a busy lifestyle the best bet is a cat they usually can take care of themselves and dont require as much attention as dogs do.

    Last but not least is have fun living alone. Since you dont have to worry about a roommate or partner anything you do in your place is your decision. So walk around pantless! Decorate your living room the way you want to. And watch as much Netflix as humanly possible! You will eventually maybe