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The Best Things about Life after College

April 4, 2018

The Best Things about Life after College

It’s that time of the year when the next senior class is anxiously waiting for school to finally be over. No matter how difficult it is to make it to the finish line, life after college is something to really look forward to. Graduating comes with a mix of emotions and challenges, but it’s completely worth the struggle to get there. Now that I’ve been done with school for almost a year now, I’ve already experienced some of the best things life post-college has to offer. The end of college can be bittersweet, but there are so many better things ahead. Here are some of the best things about life after college:

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Moda Magazine’s UWFW Fashion Show

March 18, 2018

Moda Magazine's UWFW Fashion Show

I have a strong appreciation and admiration for designers who have the ability to translate their personal experiences, perspectives and vision into beautiful works of art – art that’s tangible and unlike anything else. Designers’ creations undoubtedly have a major influence within the rest of the industry and in our society. This brilliance doesn’t just pertain to the leading designers in the industry. The industry is full of emerging designers who are more interested in the diverse, inclusive future of fashion. This has been noticeably evident in the past couple seasons of NYFW as young designers are making their mark.

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Life Update March 2018: Be Present

March 16, 2018

Life Update March 2018: Be Present

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How is it already Friday? How are we already halfway through March?! Honestly, it freaks me out a bit how fast these last couples of weeks have gone. Time seems like it’s moving even faster now than it did in college…which I didn’t think was possible. But time flies when you’re having fun, right?

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How to Beat the Winter Rut

January 5, 2018

How to Beat the Winter Rut

It’s safe to say most of us are sick of this constant -5 degree weather and are wishing for summer to be back again; even though it won’t be for another four months at least. If you’re from the Midwest, or really anywhere it snows, you know it’s a lot easier to be happy in the summer *for some reason*. Seasonal depression is a real thing and there are many factors that play into this. In the summer, it’s easier to be more active, get more exposure to the sun, eat healthier (no thanks to the warm, comfort food), and feel overall better. Even though it feels like a long time until then, you don’t have to let the winter drag you down. Here are a few tips on how to beat the winter rut:

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Happy 2018!

January 1, 2018

Hi loves! Happy New Year! It’s so exciting to have another year in the books – one filled with so many blessings, new experiences and new beginnings. For me, 2017 was a year that was very anticipated and I am so grateful that it was just as amazing as I hoped it’d be. I traveled to Europe for the first time – which was such a dream of mine, I graduated college – the ultimate accomplishment, began my first job in my career, and so much more.

With 2018 underway, I believe it’s important for everyone to reflect on the previous year. It’s important to acknowledge your accomplishments, your failures, and moments of happiness and sadness, to move forward and grow as an individual. With this, I’m not saying you should make New Year’s resolutions because I believe you can make a “resolution” at any time, but I want to inspire and encourage you all to really show up for yourself and take action for what you want – whether that’s right now or for the future. Making small changes, putting in effort for improvement, and creating good habits will truly give you drive and set you up for success. At the end of the day, the only person that will fight for your dreams is you; and you deserve to go after your dreams – because your dreams are possible.

Happy 2018 everyone and have an amazing year!

xx Ashley