I was one of the lucky ones. I came out of college with a great job that paid me a relatively generous salary. As a twenty-two year old with very few expenses, I was doing quite well for myself. Unfortunately, being one of the very few members of my peer circle that had a job that paid me more than minimum wage, I was instantly set apart. Making more money than the rest of my friends and anyone I … [Read more...] about The Salary Shift: How Your Money Affects Your Relationships
As many may know, I am on the road to become financially free. When I mentioned this to some of my friends, many of them were under the impression that they were already financially free. I asked them what they thought that meant and they usually say that they've found a well-paying job that covers the bills. If that were the case, then I believe most of us are financially free. But when I say … [Read more...] about Millennial Mindset: What it Means to be Financially Free
During the winter of 2010 I found myself feeling despondent, jaded, and bored. I was working a tiring retail job and coasting through the end of the Spring semester of my senior year of college. I was craving some excitement. One night while I was checking out a line of customers at work, someone caught my eye. He was a tall man, strikingly handsome man. And when I say handsome, I mean gorgeous. … [Read more...] about Better With Age
Readers, I have a confession to make. I Ciara D. Eddings, have been the other woman. I knowingly and willingly carried on a romantic relationship with man that was already romantically involved with another female. While it isn’t a time in my life I’m particularly proud of, I’m not wholly ashamed either. Being a mistress of sorts helped me to learn a great deal about myself and the human condition … [Read more...] about A Mistress' Confession
I find that I run into many people who are notorious debbie's and nancie's; you know, Negative Nancy and Debbie Downer. What these people do is complain, complain, complain about their lives constantly. Now do not get me wrong, we all get into those moods where we want to just complain a little. But if it becomes a daily thing and your friends are growing tired of your complaining then maybe its … [Read more...] about Taking Ownership Over Your Life
For many, a long distance relationships is equivalent to chronic migraine: just unnecessary. Many flee at the idea of one. While a long distance relationship is not natural, I feel that it has positive influences on couples who can deal with the distance. Here are a few of the benefits of being a long distance relationship. You Know They Care No one agrees to be in a long distance … [Read more...] about Can Long Distance Relationships Work?
Last year, instead of coming up with a New Year’s resolution, I chose a “word of the year.” My word was created, and 2011 was indeed full of new ideas and creations. When it came time to choose my word of the year for 2012, though, I felt myself longing to go deeper than “create.” I wanted a word that would serve as a touchstone, helping me during both low times and ordinary ones. I wanted this … [Read more...] about Getting Connected in the New Year
I am the second oldest of five girls; seven including my half sisters. The holidays are always an awesome time because we can get together and play games, talk about our accomplishments, and just have a good time. When I speak of my sisters, eccentric is the right word to use. We all kind roll to the beat of our own drum. I have a sister majoring in photography, a sister going to school in Hawaii, … [Read more...] about A Word About Family on Christmas
Fashion is all around us, it’s a lifestyle accessed through self-expression. It’s the attitude and confidence you have in yourself accessorized in the clothes you wear. You can exude an artistic side of yourself through whatever you may have in your closet, whether it is a hot pair of pumps or a pair of vintage jeans. Fashion can be a form of art you make your own. There are no rules in fashion it … [Read more...] about Fashion: What’s It To You?
Lady Lennia Chelsea: Keep the Economy in Mind While Picking Colleges In a previous blog I touched base on whether graduate school is a smart idea taken the downfall of our economy. I established that it really is based on the person more so than the whole action. If you decided that you can swing graduate school at this time in your life then I am here to talk about some things to think about … [Read more...] about Keep the Economy in Mind While Picking Colleges
Lady Lennia Chelsea Palumbo on Networking When I was sitting here thinking about what the differences are between applying for graduate school vs undergraduate school two things stuck out in my mind. You need three professional references where when applying for undergraduate. This aspect of the application is very big! This is where all four years of networking comes together and you can find … [Read more...] about Lady Lennia Chelsea Palumbo on Networking