Life Lessons For Your Thirties You Might Already Know

This post is brought to you by the feeling that you know what you’re doing, the number 3-0, and Elizabeth McKenzie.

What did you think life would look like at 30? I thought I’d be nestled in an impressive corner office somewhere, living with a partner or married. In this fantasy, I’d also somehow learned how to wear and enjoy high heels? Instead, I was freshly single, working two jobs, slogging my way through $50,000 of school debt. G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S.

My story isn’t particularly unusual, but it’s not one we often see portrayed in books, movies, or tv shows. Unless we’re talking about my friend Elizabeth’s hilarious and helpful new book: The 30 Somethings: Life lessons Of A 30-Something That You Probably Already Know.

It’s part memoir, part self-help guide, 100% honest. Elizabeth is a “lover of boys, jump-starter of her own career, and all-around average woman” (her words!) and this fun, short read is her coming of age story. This is where she
 transforms into the “loud-mouthed, semi-successful, semi-hot, self-important adult” she is today.

Here’s a little excerpt on relationships, I’d like to forward to, oh, many people:

I don’t sit and plot my future where he’s different like I’ve done with past boyfriends. I don’t dream of a future that can only exist when he changes. I know it sounds pretty simple but how many times have you thought about an old partner and your future and put conditions around it like: only if he changes careers, or makes more cash, or gets ambitious, or can pay for fancy dinners, or will lose a bit of weight, or stops smoking.

If you’re a #ladyboss who’s mid-hustle, dating in your thirties, or just someone who appreciates humor and candor, you’ll like this book. It’s $6 for Pete’s sake! Go have a read!

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8 (Relatively) Easy Facebook Tips That Will Help Your Business

Looking for easy Facebook tips? You're in the right place! These effective Facebook tips are beginner-friendly, not overwhelming, and doable even if you're not super tech savvy! Click through and improve your Facebook page!

Are ‘easy Facebook tips’ even A Thing? Like do they exist? Whenever I try to learn something new on Mr. Zuckerberg’s platform, the tutorials are 57 steps long and require surrendering the naming rights of my first born.

At least that’s how it feeeeeels.

I don’t think of myself as a Facebook expert – not by a long shot. But when I do my free site reviews I see a lot of smart, awesome bloggers and business people leaving money on the proverbial Facebook table.

What I mean with that convoluted metaphor is: there are lots of very easy, not-too-techy, non-intimidating ways you can improve your Facebook page!

8 (Relatively) Easy Facebook Tips That Will Help Your Business


Mini Travel Guide: Nicaragua

Nicaragua travel tips - from a local! Where to go, what to do, what to eat, and other Nicaragua travel advice. Click through to start planning your trip today!

Did you know that Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America? And that it’s one of the cheapest travel options in Latin America? On Airbnb, entire homes are renting for $35 USD right now! In the capital city! WHAT. YES. LET’S ALL GO THERE RIGHT NOW.

Today, expat Celine is giving us all the travel tips for Nicaragua – what to do, where to go, what to eat, and how to avoid cultural blunders! (more…)

True Story: I’m a teen mom success story

Sometimes you can be a teen mom, keep your baby, and find love and professional success. Click through for Emily's story

What do you think of when you hear the words ‘teen mom’? That MTV series? That girl in your 11th grade history class? 17 year old girls don’t usually make an active decision to become mothers while still in high school. If they do become pregnant, most of them choose to end the pregnancy or give the baby up for adoption.

We see very few stories of teen moms who kept their babies and built a happy life for themselves. But that’s what Emily did. This is her story.