What Are We Waiting For?


"It's so fucking cold today," has been the choice conversation starter as of late. Yesterday's weather forced me into a sweater and blazer, because it was far too cold to display my arms and I was far too much in denial to accept that it is indeed fall to pull out a light jacket. Summer said, "Fuck this, I'm out. I do not want to wait until the 20th." It is now Autumn. And oh yeah, where the hell did all the year go? Though fall is by far my favorite season, I can't help but remember it to … [Read more...]

Day 13: Biggest Fan


K eep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain. Who believes in you, even when you don't believe in yourself?  How would they describe you?  How do they pour life and encouragement into you?  See yourself through their eyes. [Tweet "Their actions show that I should take my dreams and potential as seriously as they do"] I'm fortunate enough to gain some … [Read more...]

How Bad Do You Want It?


Originally written posted July 19th, 2012. Edited August 13th, 2014. Everyone, correction... some people have goals they are working towards (long-term / short-term) but how badly do they want it? To what lengths are they willing to go to meet these goals... surpass them even. And I'm not talking about "I just want to be successful" goals, nor "I just want to be rich" goals. I'm talking about those concrete hard but not unattainable goals.  The "Oh my God, did she really just do that?" … [Read more...]

Challenge Yourself


Yetti: Don't you want to do something out of the norm? Person: Why would I do that? I'm good at this. Yetti: The objective of these monthly goal lists is to improve something. Didn't you conquer this last month? Person: It's slightly different this month. I belong to multiple group chats filled with ambitious women. In most of these chats, goals and passions are discussed. Dreams are shared and properly dissected. Encouragement and congratulations are given. We aim to help each other with … [Read more...]

Yes, I Am Your Competition


I wasn't sure  I wanted to write about this a few weeks ago, but after this week's events, I think it's something every ambitious woman should ponder on. This week Forbes decided to open up their nominations for their Top 100 Best Websites For Women. I was completely caught off guard by this, I was planning on working towards being on this list for 2015. But it's 2014, all I have is the present day, and the opportunity presented itself. To be completely honest, I didn't think YS.com was up to … [Read more...]

People Accept The Love They Think They Deserve


I think the first time I heard this quote was in the beginning of last year. I had just watched “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and with everything I was experiencing I was feeling  like an emotional fuck on the plane. I had just left the mini life break I had needed with family in London, and I was heading back to deal with the bullshit I so badly wanted to escape. My apartment was under new management, and we had a recent break-in in the building, not to mention no heat or hot water (which … [Read more...]