College: The Final Countdown

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College… otherwise known as the best years of your life. These four years, give or take, are your golden hours. This is your peak in life, in regards to freedom. Freedom from a nine to five day. Freedom from set school hours. Freedom to eat as many frozen burritos as you like and blame it on the stereotypical “college diet”. You call the shots. As a college student you are finally considered and are treated like a true adult, but you are given leverage because you’re still so young. This is your time to figure out who you truly are, who you want to become, and how you’re going to achieve your dreams. It’s all fun and games until you turn the tassel to the left. The big question we all ask ourselves soon after commencement… “So what now?” Continue reading “College: The Final Countdown”

Social Media Fast

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I never realized just how much a person depends on social media until I decided to challenge myself this past week. Anyone who knows me knows my phone is practically super glued to my hand. My entire life depends on my phone. No, I’m not being dramatic. It’s true and when I explain why, you might think yours does too. Of course, my obsession with social media can be a bit excessive, but that’s what this generation is; social media has become the portal key to connecting with the rest of the world. Without it, we wouldn’t be as advanced as we’ve become. I’m not talking about how the newest Instagram story update that comes with different fonts can cure cancer. I’m talking about networking. Continue reading “Social Media Fast”

Sprightly’s Guide to: Love Day

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This blog post is dedicated to our readers, both single and taken, who will LOVE “Love Day” as much as we do after reading this!

Don’t be a “grumpus” this Valentine’s Day! There’s much to love about Love Day. Leave the stigma of #ForeverAlone back in 2010 where it should stay FOREVER. For those single minglers, you are independent and fabulous. Same goes for those folks who are invested in some sort of commitment to another. We are all fabulous and today is a day about love, NOT romantic relationships. Continue reading “Sprightly’s Guide to: Love Day”

Sprightly’s Guide to: College

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College. The chapter of our lives we dream about since our elementary school years. It is also the biggest let down of my childhood dreams. College is nothing like it seems in your fantasies and definitely not what it seems in the eyes of Hollywood. Not to put a whole downer on the entire college experience. I truly am going to miss going to school in the clothes I found on my floor on my way out the door. Once I receive my diploma, which is essentially my golden ticket into the big adult world, I will be biding my sweatpants and leggings farewell. Continue reading “Sprightly’s Guide to: College”

Birthday Brainstorm: Happy Birthday, Emily!

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23 years ago TOMORROW, Sprightly’s co-founder Emily was brought into this world. Though I was not yet even a fetus, I can already tell you she probably came out of where the sun don’t shine laughing instead of crying like all other babies. I say this because Emily isn’t your average woman. Yes, she puts her pants on one leg at a time, she’s not bionic, but she brings a shocking amount of light and positivity into every room she walks into. The day Emily stops smiling is when you know the end of the world is near. When I first met her I thought her happiness was all an act. Being by her side for over a year sure proved me wrong. Continue reading “Birthday Brainstorm: Happy Birthday, Emily!”

Hot Seat: Should president’s be allowed to use Twitter negatively for their own perks?

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Freedom of speech has been seen as a right of passage for all walks of life. I imagine that back in “horse and carriage days” our ancestors dipped their toes in gossip and shared their opinions over the butter churner. Fast forward to the year 2017 and people are sharing their opinions through social media platforms (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook (repeat offender) and public forums) within their techie toys for the whole world to see. All it takes is one screenshot, one news article, one curious set of eyes to see something that perhaps cannot go unseen, let’s use Twitter as our shining star.

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Don’t feed the fear, keep the faith

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On October 1, late Sunday night, 22,000 country fans stood to listen to country singer, Jason Aldean, perform at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Not long before Aldean began to sing his song, “When She Says Baby” rounds of shots were fired from the 32nd floor window of the nearby hotel, Mandalay Bay Resort. That night, America faced a tragic attack that resulted in the loss of 58 lives. Technically speaking, the death count is 59, however, I am only counting the number of lives that matter. It is inhumane for someone to take the lives of innocent people. That may sound like common sense to most of you, but with what’s been going on around the world lately I felt the need to clarify that it is most certainly not okay. Continue reading “Don’t feed the fear, keep the faith”