When I was a freshman, I joined a service sorority and through that sorority I met some really incredible young women. One of those women is my big. For those who may not know, when you become a part of a sorority whether it is based on service, multicultural, or Panhellenic, you get the chance to earn a big sister. The role of a big sister is to be your mentor throughout your time in the organization. Holly, my big, was just that to me and I am so thankful for our relationship.

Not only is it Holly’s birthday today but this weekend she will be getting married to the man of her dreams and I am so happy to be apart of her bridal party. This is the first wedding I will be in and it’s been such an adventure thus far. Myself, her, the remainder of her bridal party and some of her friends went on a 4 day Royal Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Mexico  in October. We definitely danced nights away and had too many drinks, but that’s what cruises are all about right?

It seems like we just went on our Mexican adventure yesterday. I can’t believe in just a few days Holly will be walking down the aisle in her beautiful white gown, marrying the man of her dreams. It makes me so happy to see friends of mine in love. People spend their whole lives looking for a beautiful attraction, a beautiful connection and some that will last forever and my girl has found that!

Cheers to many beautiful years!



Think about the individuals you are friends with at the moment.

  • Do they build you up?
  • Do they encourage you?
  • Do they want to see you become successful?
  • Do they push you outside of your comfort zone?

Hopefully all of those answers are “yes.” Friendships are often taken for granted. You met someone, chat a few times and label them as your friend. Take more caution in that.

Surround yourself with individuals who bring out the best in you. This year, I haven’t been afraid of cutting people out of my life and you shouldn’t be either. Time is too precious to waste your time on destructive individuals. Don’t waste your time on individuals who bring you down, because who wants debby-downers in their life anyway?