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Social Media + Marketing

Throughout this semester in BUS 232 I for sure learned even more than I already knew about social media. I learned more about Facebook and their algorithm. How to make yourself stand out on Youtube.

I feel like the most useful platforms for marketing on social media is either Facebook, Youtube, or Instagram. I also feel like these are used the most. But LinkdIn can also be beneficial if you are trying to find a job or maybe even self employed and looking for work.


What am I Most Looking Forward To – Spring Edition

I think the most I am looking forward to as Spring rolls in is the nice weather and sunshine!!! Since we are all social distancing right now the least mother nature could give us is nice weather. Because we can still go on walks and outside, nothing makes me happier than being outside and in nice weather – WITHOUT a winter jacket. As the weather gets nicer I am also wishing for COVID-19 to go away.

Coffee at Home or at Starbucks?

Okay, I am pretty much a coffee fanatic. But not black coffee, ew. I’m more so gourmet coffee or black coffee with cream and sugar. I always wonder why we tend to go to Starbucks rather than make our own coffee at home. I do have a Keurig. And the answer is, I don’t know. Maybe it’s a part of being lazy or maybe it’s an actually addiction.

I go through spurts where I will make coffee at my house, but then again I go through spurts were I get Starbucks on a daily. I try to get ‘healthier’ drinks at Starbucks but sometimes I don’t 😉

All in all I do like to mix it up a bit with my coffee and whether I make it at home or go to Starbucks.

City Life or Country Life?

That’s the a million dollar question isn’t it? Do I prefer the city life or the silent country life? In my opinion I like both, it really depends on my mood. But if I had to choose I would probably choose city life.

I like going shopping and out to eat at delicious restaurants. I don’t necessarily always like to be around people but there is always something to do in the city!

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

It’s Corona Time …

So…let’s talk about this COVID-19 outbreak. I feel like a lot of it is the media making people panic. No one needs to panic this much and buy stores out of toilet paper. It’s a respiratory illness not explosive diarrhea. I feel that maybe this virus was even around before it became known to the public. We have all either have had it or will get it. The most people in danger are the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.

I read a post on Facebook the other day, it said something on the lines about how people with anxiety are pretty chill about this situation because we always worry about things that would never happen – so we are prepared. Whereas people without anxiety are going nuts. I felt this. I have severe anxiety and I am quite chill about this situation. It’ll all blow over, hopefully, soon and the doctors will have it under control. But for now, don’t hoard the TP, don’t take away baby wipes from mother’s who NEED them, and for God’s sake don’t take the formula. Also, be considerate with food – other people need food too. You all will be fine, if anything we’ll die from starvation because of idiots who take it away from us.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

“Do not fear, for I am with you…” -Isaiah 41:10

One More Hour in the Day?

There are many times in a day where I say, “man there are not enough hours in the day.” Mostly when I don’t finish what I needed to finish. It would help to complete tasks at work or doing stuff around the house.

So I think if I had just one more hour in the day, how would I use it? Would I really use it for work? Or tasks around the house? In reality, probably not – I would probably use it for free time. Doing what I want to do.

But if by chance I did use it for work or chores, would an hour really be enough? Probably not, but it would help. Any amount of extra time would help.

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”


One thing I LOVED LOVED LOVED as a kid was my Ninetendo DS. Okay – maybe more specific the game NintenDogs! Oh my gosh that was the bomb. I used to play that game 24/7. From having my own puppy and caring for it to doing activities and I can’t even remember the most of it.

I wish they still created games like that today. Now I feel like all the games are pointless, but then again that’s what people probably thought about the games in my era.

“Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.”

Working but Also Finding a Life Balance …

We all would rather be rich + not have to work than work our butts off to make a living. At least I know I would like to work less and make a ton of money. But is that really the point? Why do we work? Is it for money or is it just part of life and -most- people’s lifestyles.

When writing this post I got to thinking. Would I rather work for my money or just stay home + be rich. I believe staying home all the time and just having money is less of an accomplishment than working for what you have. Sure it’s tough but once you see that money rolling in and knowing YOU are making THAT happen is a pretty great accomplishment.

Now, sometimes I get sad. Like really sad. I often think – am I missing out on some of the greatest memories life has to offer while working 40 hours a week? Sure, it’s a sacrifice you have to make. But I believe you have to find that healthy balance. Most full time jobs you can accrue person time off. I mean that goes pretty fast, but that isn’t the point here. You can work your butt off but you also have to come to the realization that work isn’t everything – we also need a personal life. It’s okay to take time for yourself, mental health, and to create memories. It’s okay. We need that balance in our lives or else we will live a miserable life. I struggle with this, but each day gets better in trying to create that -healthy- balance.

“Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

The Influence of Colors

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Being a graphic designer we have learned quite a bit about color psychology and what they mean and how they effect people.

Believe it or not colors play an important roll into our happiness and mental health. For example dark, dull colors like black tend to make a person depressed or feel depressed and drowsy. If there was a room painted all black you may or may not, who knows, feel sad, tired, or just not quite happy. Whereas if you are surrounded by bright colors – those tend to make a person happy and feel awake.

It’s bizarre to me how colors mean so much + play such important rolls in our lives.

“Color is only beautiful when it means something.”

Money or Happiness?

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I was coincidentally thinking about this the other day..would I rather be rich or happy? And quite honestly the first thing that popped into my head was having all the money in the world would be nice. And right after that I thought to myself “but if you aren’t happy then not even all the money would buy you happiness.”

Money is nothing but a piece of paper + yes it’s nice and being rich would be a bonus BUT if you aren’t happy then you have nothing. I rather be happy with no money than sad and have so much money that I don’t even know what to do with it.

Money can’t buy happiness, a positive soul can.