Turning 30: Words of Wisdom from 30 Women Who’ve Been There

In just a few days, on March 11, I’ll celebrate my 30th birthday. For many people, women especially, turning 30 can be an exciting (and sometimes anxiety-inducing) milestone. Believe me, I’m right there kinda-sorta freaking out just a tad about the big 3-0.  So I decided to turn my anxiety into action.  I turned to my […]

Adulting: Moving Out + One Year of Living On My Own

I’ve always been a bit of a late bloomer. I moved into my first apartment a little over a year ago now. Yep, that’s right. I lived at home with my family until the age of 28. A bit unconventional, I know. I didn’t necessarily mean for it to happen that way. After commuting to […]

The Truth About Change

Sometimes change happens gradually. Sometimes change happens suddenly. In my case, change happened gradually over a period of a few months, but hit me suddenly all at once like a tidal wave. Change impacts us all differently. I pride myself on being honest and transparent here on the blog and in my life, so today […]

A Blogging Evolution: Looking Back at 7 Years of Sharing My Life on The Internet

Just a few weeks ago, the Get Gutsy blog celebrated its third anniversary. However, that wasn’t the beginning of my blogging journey. In fact, my relationship with blogging dates back seven years. I recently came across the below tweet from my Timehop App and thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane […]

The Places We Call Home

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” -Nelson Mandela The notion of “home” is so interesting. Homebody. Homesick. Homegrown. Homecoming. Hometown. So many words that begin with the all-important four letters that make up the word home. Home also has so […]

I Am Not For Everyone (And Neither Are You)

You know what can really hurt sometimes? Getting negative feedback about something you’ve created. Losing followers online. Unsubscribes from your newsletter. Hearing that someone has said something mean or untrue about you. Here’s an example: last week I crafted my first-ever Get Gutsy blog community survey. For the most part, the results have been fantastic. […]

Staying True To Who You Are

In a world where it’s so easy to be influenced by the people and things happening around you, it’s often challenging to be true to yourself and stay firm in your beliefs and values. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it really means to be true to who you are…staying true to your personality, […]