Today I've decided to share with you some of the top posts from 2016 (you can check out the top posts from 2015 here). Enjoy!
How To Consume Media Consciously- This post is all about how to avoid media overwhelm and help you focus on the content that is most inspiring, informative, and beneficial to you.
4 Consignment Shopping Tips- I LOVE consignment shopping because you can get unique, high quality pieces at a reasonable price. This post walks you through the best tips to get a great deal.
Minimalist Evening Skincare Routine- I've struggled with my skin for some time and finally figured out how to clear it up and keep it healthy. This details my minimalist skincare routine.
Minimalist Gift Guide- Doing a gift guide is a bit out of my realm because I really don't like physical gifts all that much. But when I decided to do a minimalist gift guide I knew exactly what to say.
Update: I Didn't Buy Clothing For A Year- My project of not buying clothing for a year started halfway through 2015 and ended this year. It was an interesting and beneficial minimalist experience and I share what happened here.
Texting Etiquette- We all know those people who drive us crazy with the way they text. Here's how not to be one of those people.
The Golden Rule Of Etiquette- Although there are a lot of etiquette "rules" this is the main principle you need to know.
How To Be A Refined Woman- This post got an overwhelming response that I wasn't expecting (it completely blew up on Pinterest and I was thrilled). The four points I share are applicable in every situation, every day.
Darling Magazine: The Etiquette of Breaking Up With a Friend- Writing this post was an absolute dream. I have loved Darling Magazine for so long (and especially loved the Darling event I was able to attend last year) and was thrilled to contribute to their blog.
Dating Etiquette Vlog- This semester I started filming some YouTube videos about relationships with my new friend Patrick. He's an exchange student from Ireland and we had a lot of fun learning about our cultural perspectives and discussing anything and everything related to relationships. This was our very first video :)
How To Improve Your Speech- If there's anything that bugs me, it's using the same words over and over again and improper grammar and overall not conveying ideas in a succinct and practical way. This post is my attempt to combat that.
How To Make Your Dreams A Reality- Sometimes goals can seem insurmountable, but these tips will help you achieve your goals and live your dreams.
How To Make Life More Whimsical- We can get far too serious for far too long, so these are my favorite ways to make life a bit more fun and whimsical.
Auditioning For The Bachelor- This was a fun, silly thing to do with my friend Austen and I absolutely loved getting a behind the scenes look on how contestants are chosen.
Scenes Of Summer 2016- This compilation of my summer is one of my favorite things I've produced this year. I don't have much video experience (although I did make a pretty cool video for my sales competition in Milwaukee this year), but I had a lot of fun making it. I'm planning on making a video of the Fall Semester as well as winter break, the Spring semester, and spring break, so stay tuned!
The #1 Question To Ask In An Interview- If you only read one post, make sure this is it because it will prove to be extremely beneficial throughout your career.
Best Free Exercise & Yoga Resources- In college money is in short supply, but there are still ways to get great exercise and yoga information.
The #1 Way To Get Stuff Done- This post helps you put into perspective exactly how to prioritize and maximize your working time.
IBM Sales Internship- This series is all about my sales internship with IBM this summer in Manhattan aka one of the best experiences of my life aka where I will be returning full time after graduation!!!!!!
7 Ways To Have Fun In College On A Budget- Because a lack of money shouldn't equal a lack of fun.
Career Contessa: 3 Steps to Hone Your Professional Speaking Skills- Just like with Darling Magazine, I was honored to contribute to Career Contessa as they progress in their mission of providing women with career advice and resources.
How To Deal When You Aren't #1- For all of my overachievers out there who struggle when they don't win.
Why I Deleted Tinder- What a love/hate relationship I have with dating apps. For Tinder in particular I got to a point where I couldn't deal with the nonsense anymore. I will say that Bumble was a lot better for me (in fact, my boyfriend and I met through Bumble), but this post is an analysis of good old Tinder.
Why I Hate The Term #GirlBoss- While it may seem like an empowering term, here's why I am not a fan of that hashtag.
How To Help A Friend Without Losing Yourself- When a friend is going through a hard time it becomes very difficult to separate her problems from your own life. This is all about how to do just that.
Don't Make Me Defend Millennials- Have you ever dealt with an attack on your entire generation? Here's why it's not ok.
You Are More Than Your Body- It's rare for me to touch upon a topic like this, but 2016 was a major year in my life with respect to body image and the impact that restrictive eating can have on relationships and personal health so it was too important of a topic to keep quiet on for any longer.
The Guaranteed Way To Achieve Your Goals- Ok, maybe it's not 100% guaranteed, but this post gives you a great foundation to start.
Why "Cohesive" Instagram Accounts Bore Me- I'm sure I'm not the only one who is sick of looking at a perfectly curated grid.
So there you have it, the very best posts of 2016! Feel free to link to your favorite posts from 2016 so I can check them out :)