Being a parent brings the need to make tough decisions. From pregnancy to the time your kids are adults, you have to sacrifice. Sacrificing is not just about money, but also your personal life. For me, it was my education. During finals of my freshman year of college, I found out I was expecting. My boyfriend and I sat and talked about what was to come. We talked about keeping the baby, which was … [Read more...] about College and Kids: My Story of a Tricky Combo
Lady Lennia Chelsea Palumbo: Grad School When I first was thinking about what life was going to be like after I graduated, I always knew I was eventually going to go for my Masters, but I was not clear on when. In my major you require an internship before you can sit for your register dietitian exam, and since internships are based on blind matching it is highly competitive. I started to apply … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Chelsea: Grad School
I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism from Bowling Green State University in May of 2010. It was one of the best days of my life, but I didn’t start at BG, and it wasn't a happy, smooth trip every day of the five years of my undergrad life. I started off as a freshman at Oakland University in 2005. I had been accepted to Virginia State University (Historical Black College and … [Read more...] about Unpaved Road: My Hardships in College
Today is my last and final blog as Lady Lennia. I have enjoyed blogging and hanging up the cover of the magazine at my workstation! I am honored to be such an inspiration to everyone and honored to be a Lady Lennia. I hope my blogs and articles will always inspire, even 50 years from now. I just wanted to recap on some key things to remember. The less stress, the better. Don’t sweat the small … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Courtney Says Good-bye!
New York City is a place where many have their own preconceived notions before visiting, and of course there comes the occasional myth. This can sometimes deter many from moving here to accomplish their dreams. When I first came to New York to live there, I had many preconceived notions, and was astounded by the actual truth of many of them. Here, I describe some of those myths and shed light … [Read more...] about The Reality Behind New York Myths
Lady Lennia Sha'da: Take a Leap of Faith and Don’t Look Back The best advice that I can give anyone entering post-graduation life regardless of their degree level is to believe in the decisions that you make. Don’t live with regrets. Regrets become weight and could very possibly turn into fear that keeps you from making more difficult decisions in your future. I will shed a little bit … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Sha’da: No Regrets!