Motivational Monday!

I can’t believe it is already June! I hope summer doesn’t fly by but I have a feeling it will…

Here is a quote I found and it instantly resonated with me:

Whatever your dreams are (traveling, starting a business, getting fit, trying out Crossfit…aka ANYTHING!) go after them! It is an adventure and that is what makes life exciting. Sure, sometimes it can be scary to try something new (like I always get nervous trying new classes like spin or BodyPump) but after you dive in, you feel great and accomplished…and are one step closer to your goal, whatever that may be!

Have you tried a new class or endeavor recently? What was it??


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Motivational Monday!

I’m back! And officially have my Master’s degree :) I will post all about my crazy past week in the next few days.

Today’s quote is about the future, as I’ve been thinking a lot about it with graduation at all:

I love this quote. Commencement is about the future, and believing in your dreams. I’m so excited to start a new chapter of my life and pursue my goals and aspirations. We’ll see what happens!

Always believe in your dreams no matter how big or small they are…no matter what they have to do with. We each have dreams that we may share with others, or may hold to ourselves, but life is about pursuing them without fear of failure. You never know what will happen, good or bad, but I’d rather try than live with regret.

Have any of you graduated or are graduating in the coming days? Congrats to the Class of 2013!!


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Busy, Busy, Week

Hi everyone…sorry to be MIA! I know today I usually post my “Health/Fitness Links” but I have been so busy. I was at a digital summit all day yesterday with my sister, so I had no time to write anything. I will be in NYC again tomorrow, have a reception Friday, my HALF MARATHON Saturday (!!), and graduation Sunday.

Needless to say, I will be happy when this week is over lol.

Here’s a pic of us from yesterday…it was a great day and we learned so much to start expanding and improving our business!

I will be back to our regularly scheduled programming next week, I promise!

Plus, I’m sure I will write a nervous post leading up to my race ;)

Have a great week!


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My Plans For The Future

Ahhh…the future. I’ve been thinking a lot about my post-graduation plans for the past couple of months, and I’ve made a few decisions that I’m really excited about!

So you all know my future plans in terms of upcoming races…goals…etc. but I wanted to share what I think life has in store for me next. My graduation is May 19 from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education (eek!). I will graduate with a Master’s degree and a focus on College Student Affairs. Before this semester, I figured I’d be job searching and looking for a job at a university. Then I found my passion.

I have become immersed in social media marketing. Through one of my jobs at Rutgers, I took a trip to a media company in NYC over the summer, and have worked as a social media marketing assistant in various departments the past few years. I seriously love what I do. Then, I went to Social Media Week in February with my dad, and that’s where we starting creating this idea. This idea that we should start our own social media marketing business.

At first I was iffy. But this is what I love doing, and visiting places like Likeable Media in NYC solidified that. I want to create my own business. We named our company SOCIALSTORM MEDIA, and so far have a handful of clients that are local businesses! We will help brands and businesses market themselves on social media creatively, and engage with their fanbase in a creative manner.

Because of my limited time to devote to this because of school, I decided to not job search, and instead focus 110% of my efforts on this business over the summer. I will still be working part-time at Rutgers as I try to grow. I’m giving myself until around September, and if things don’t go as I plan, then I will look for a full-time job.

I really think this is what I need to do, and things have been progressing rather quickly so I’m taking it as a sign! I’m really happy with where I am going with this…plus without a full-time job this summer, I’ll be able to do a little traveling :)

Feel free to check out our SOCIALSTORM MEDIA Facebook and Twitter pages, and if you’re interested in social media news and updates please “like” or “follow” me. AND if you’re a small business who needs help with social media marketing, please feel free to contact me!

I’m really excited for what the future holds…and I can’t believe that graduation is in 19 days! My undergrad graduation feels like it just happened yesterday:

Have you ever taken a risk to follow your dream or passion?

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