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Today’s morning muse: If you haven’t had a chance to read Michael Strahan’s book “Wake Up Happy,” you need to get on it, stat! For some reason it takes me forever to read through fiction—but non-fiction—that’s a whole different story. Tina Fey’s book Bossy Pants. . . yeah that was finished in about 24 hours. When it comes to cracking open the binding of a new book, I want it to be real. I want to learn about others—their struggles, their triumphs, their philosophies on life, the things that make

Today’s morning muse: I was sitting at my grandfather’s funeral, my little sister on one side of me, and my older brother on the other. We were waiting for our family and friends to arrive for the visitation and to say their condolences to the rest of our family. We all sat there staring at the casket and pretty numb to everything, and everyone, around us. I looked at my sister and said, “Isn’t it sad? It takes someone dying for all of us to be together.” And she agreed.

Today’s morning muse: Life is funny. One day you are on top of the world and the next you are laying in your bed, staring at the ceiling, and want nothing more than to just close the curtains and shut out the world. I guess that’s not funny per se—but it’s thought provoking. I was in Door County this past weekend with my boyfriend, a nice little getaway that we both wished could have lasted more than a couple days. On the way home we were playing the questions game.

Today’s morning muse: To say that being an entrepreneur is tough, especially in your mid-twenties, is an understatement. Following your dreams can be extremely stressful and disheartening at times. The reality is, you never stop working. While others work in routine, and get to watch the clock tick down to 5pm, we do not get that luxury. We are constantly thinking about ways to push our business forward. We are always networking. Always seeking opportunity. Always trying to navigate our next move. Always trying to figure out who can trust

I think one of the biggest reality checks after graduating college was realizing that the learning does not stop when you get that diploma. Going to school is only the beginning of the learning process. But personally, I like it that way! I think embracing new knowledge is the best ways to stay humble and improve yourself as a person. Learning new things makes you a more interesting, makes it easier to relate and communicate with different types of people, and overall just makes you more confident in diverse situations.

I’m sure you’ve heard of several types of cleanses: juicing, herbal detoxes, fruit and veggie cleanses, the list goes on. But what about a social cleanse? After going through a few ups and down with relationships, friendships, and my career over the years—I finally realized that I have a significant amount of say in the people I let in and out of my life. After years of associating with toxic people, I decided it was time for a mortal cleanse—sounds like something out of a horror movie but trust me,