Tips for Women Travelling Solo

Tips for Women Travelling Solo

Travel the world they said.  It will be fun they said.  Go alone, enjoy the sites, take it all in they said. But as women, we often worry about traveling alone and worry about our safety.  But hey, just because we are women doesn’t mean we need to be scared of the outside world.  We just have to be aware of our surroundings and always be attentive.  So, if traveling is on your bucket list, and you want to go enjoy the world, and can’t find anyone to go with you, you go girl!  But before going… read our tips to travel safely. Be confident! Again, confidence is everything.  Especially for a woman traveling alone.  Don’t look scared, worried, or even nervous.  Whether you are lost or in trouble, remain confident and attentive at all times.  Remember, it will be okay.  Stay calm. Don’t go out and about after the sun sets. Everything is scarier at night, and people that are harmful typically like to come out at night.  So, do your site seeing during daylight and you will be fine!  The sites aren’t as pretty at night any way! Always have a plan. Make sure you schedule phone calls with someone back home at the same time each day so they can keep tabs on you and your safety.  Also, if something feels weird, tell the receptionist at a restaurant, or even staff at your hotel.  When you sense something isn’t right, there is a good chance it isn’t.  Pay attention to your instincts! Embrace the sites. Take the time to take everything in and enjoy your time...
#FWPCcares: How to Master a Job Interview

#FWPCcares: How to Master a Job Interview

Job interview.  Sounds scary, huh?  The two words together, job + interview, seem to scare most women at this stage in life.  Whether you are getting ready to graduate high school, or college, if it isn’t “that time yet” it will be soon. So, what about it makes it so scary?  Is it because you just want the job so bad that you are worried about messing up?  Or is it that you don’t even know what you want, and you don’t even know how to act?  Or maybe it is none of the above, but you have your own reason.  Well, fear not… we have pointers to help prep you for your interview.  The best advice we have for you while you are prepping for your interview is this: Do your research! In order to feel confident and knowledgeable during your interview, it is important to know what you are interviewing for, and most importantly what/who the company is.  TIP:  you will impress your interviewee if you ask direct questions about the company.  It will show that you have done your research and show that you are very interested in the company as whole. Before applying, update your resume. Nothing is worse than sending in an outdated resume.  I mean, it is for YOUR benefit to have your most updated skills and talents on the resume.  Make sure the resume tells just who you are and all that you are capable of.  This will ensure that you set yourself up for success while you are interviewing. Dress for success. Ever heard the expression, “look good, feel good”?  It’s...
Tips on Getting Out of The Door Faster in The Morning

Tips on Getting Out of The Door Faster in The Morning

Mornings are tough! Isn’t it crazy how we can go to bed with the best attitude and intentions of waking up early the next morning, but as soon as the morning comes, all those good intentions go right out the window? Unfortunately, we all go through this. However, there are several ways to prep the night before so you can get out the door as quick as possible in the morning! 1. Pack your lunch the night before. Meal prepping is the new thing. But something I have learned is not to just prep your meals for the week, but right before you go to bed, gather your breakfast and lunch and place it all together and in one spot so it is easy to grab on your way out the door. 2. Drink coffee? Make it the night before. If you drink coffee, does your coffee pot have a timer? If possible, get your coffee pot ready to go and set your timer so the coffee is brewed for you when you wake up. Seems like a fancy feature, but you can buy coffee pots with timers from Walmart for like $20. I promise you, it’s amazing to wake up to fresh coffee. This will also save you the hassle of prepping the coffee that morning. 3. Arrange your outfit for the next day. Simple, huh? Just gather exactly what you want to wear the next day, lay it out with your shoes and your jewelry, and the next morning you will be set. You won’t have to worry about running around the house trying to find articles...
How to Cozy up Your Home for the Fall Season

How to Cozy up Your Home for the Fall Season

Fall time is here! Yes, it really is here! Not sure about everyone else, but this is my favorite time of year! Good food, warm feelings, cuddles on the couch, good movies, pumpkin everything, and the holidays on the horizon. Want to get the most out of fall this year? Here are 4 ways you can cozy up your home this season! 1. Decorate with new throw pillows! This is the perfect, most inexpensive way to make your home cozy this Fall season. As the weather gets cooler, you will start to enjoy more time indoors and these subtle changes will make you appreciate the season even more. 2. Buy fall scented candles. As humans, we enjoy all of our senses. But one sense that we can’t get enough of is smell. Filling your house with fall aromas is the best way to enjoy the season inside your home. 3. Bake a special treat. We all love good scents, that’s why it’s so great to light candles during this time. But another way to make your house smell amazing is to bake anything from sugar cookies to pumpkin pie. 4. Buy pumpkins. Pumpkins are a cheap fall decoration that are too good to pass up. But not only are pumpkins fun to decorate with, but they are also extremely fun to carve. It is hard not to enjoy fall and all of the beautiful things that come with it. Enjoy the season friends!...
How to Grocery Shop Within a Budget

How to Grocery Shop Within a Budget

I get it.  It’s so hard to walk into a grocery store and stick to your shopping list.  It is so much easier to meander from isle to isle and grab what looks good off the shelf.  But don’t do that!  You will have so many regrets!  Especially if you are shopping on a budget. Here are tips to follow while grocery shopping… especially when shopping on a budget: Make a list. Making a list before you go shopping will save you a ton of time and stress.  Go to the store knowing what you need, then get in and get out. Make coupons your best friend. I think coupons have been dumped by our generation.  Use them… they are your friend.  (Tip: do you shop at Target?  They have an awesome Cartwheel app!) Don’t eat out. Think of what you would order if you went out, and buy those items to eat at home when you are craving them.  It’s so much more expensive to eat out for every meal instead of meal prep and eat at your own house.  Seriously, ordering pizza and going to the Chinese restaurant adds up!  You can buy a pizza and bake it at your house much cheaper than ordering it.  (And that doesn’t even count the delivery fee!) Plan your meals for the week before you shop. Don’t just buy random foods.  You will almost always be missing a key ingredient when you go to cook something.  Sit down and plan out what you are going to eat, and what snacks you want for the week before shopping. Shop smart. When...
Tips for Creating Your Own Career Path in Your 20s

Tips for Creating Your Own Career Path in Your 20s

Creating a career for yourself and considering your career path looks like is overwhelming at any age.  It is especially overwhelming when you are in your 20’s or late teen years.  With millions of steady jobs offered in the work field, creating your own career or role can be even more scary. However, for many of us, after spending time in conventional jobs that don’t feel right, building your own career seems less scary and more appealing.  Follow these tips to go after what you’re passionate about and create your own career path. Follow your hobbies! Oftentimes, hobbies and doing what you love will lead you down a path to success.  There are so many opportunities to turn your career path into something that you are truly passionate about and interested in.  Love clothing and design, but you don’t know where to even start with creating it?  Maybe you want to start a mobile boutique… Be willing to be mentored. Find someone who has walked your walk and has similar interests.  Connect with that person.  It is likely that they have experienced many of the same things that you are going through and might offer some valuable insight while you are getting started on your journey.  Doesn’t have to be a physical mentor relationship.  With the internet and all of its capabilities, you can even connect over social media! Be unique. While you are creating your own career path, make sure that you don’t model your path off anyone else’s.  It is extremely important to create a niche about whatever you decide you are going to do.  Focus on...