Becoming an Adult: 2017 Grads

College prepares you for the real world.

We’ve all heard this before. Students juggle school, work, family, friends, and everything in between. This balancing act provides you with the skills necessary to survive in the real world.

Our three 2017 grads are back to share their experiences over the year. This month, we asked our grads what they think are the stresses of being an adult, how they’re preparing for life after college, and any similarities or differences they are anticipating.

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How I Changed the Way I look at New Years Resolutions

Boy and girl in park learning to ride a bike

New Years Resolutions have been around for thousands of years. In the past, the tradition was to ‘discover’ what you should ‘resolve’ to do in the following year by reflecting on the past year and seeing where you can improve upon yourself.

These days New Years Resolutions seem to be focused on “goals” to achieve. Continue Reading

Taking care of business…everyday!

woman with heelsAchieving a difficult task isn’t always about exerting large amounts of effort all at once, it is about making little changes every day to make sure that we are constantly taking small steps toward what we want to achieve and keeping your goals top of mind with every decision you make throughout the day.

If the overall goal is to run a marathon, getting off the couch and running 15k on your first time out will probably cause more harm than good and set you even further back from your goal. Running 5k every day on the other hand, is a tried and true way to build up stamina, encourage muscle memory and increase lung capacity. The effort we make each day makes reaching the finish line a whole lot easier. Continue Reading

Feeling FAB-ulous

mud fit active beautiful FAB Our passion is helping young girls become strong women.
Our focus is reaching youth girls in lower income communities.
Our goal is to inspire youth girls to dream big, live big.
Our strategy is to build their self confidence and goal setting skills.
Our vehicle is our FAB Girls 5 KM Challenge.

Those mandatory 40 hours of volunteer work in high school must have really worked on me. It instilled in me a lifelong passion for helping others and taught me the value of donating ones time to a good cause. (Actually I think my parents may have instilled that in me a bit earlier since I graduated with over 200 volunteer hours, but let’s give some credit to the high school program anyway!) For me, a big part of leading a well rounded life is sharing that life with others. I figure if I have enough joy, love and energy to get me through a day I can use the leftover joy love and energy to help others. Continue Reading

Good or Bad? Either Way Bucket Lists Will Kill Ya

Scuba diver ocean

When we think about ‘Bucket Lists’ or the newly popular ‘Life Lists’ a solid argument can be made for the positive or negative affects on both sides. Is it better to live on the edge and complete these defining moments that will make up your memories, or is it a negative and pessimistic way to look at the short time we have on earth? Is it forcing people to leave this world feeling incomplete or unfulfilled if they do not achieve all 127 items on their ever growing list? Or is it asking people to give of themselves fully? To wholly commit to this life and to accept that this is the only shot we’ve got? To take a moment to appreciate the time we have on this planet to make our mark, live our moment and test ourselves? I might be a little bias, but I am a positivity junkie.

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