See ya never, Snapchat.

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I’m sure most of you have heard of the recent Snapchat data security breech. I can’t say I’m not surprised that an app built for a generation that gives away data like it’s candy. Naturally, I fell for the app’s hype and made an account a while back. Sending snaps to friends near and far that stretched from ugly selfies to uglier selfies.

It was all fun and hilarious most of the time, until this breech where I realized that the app developers were not taking my privacy seriously… at all. I know that nothing we post online (ironic, because this is a blog) is “safe”, but when I go through the process of managing my privacy in my apps- I expect that the app developers would take my security seriously. 

Unfortunately, I was one of the users that was affected. Maybe I might’ve overreacted by deleting my account & the app. But, I’ve come to realize that life is better without it. Instead of living vicariously through my friends’ lives… I can finally start to focus on living my OWN life. 

**Check this site to see if your account has been breeched… http://lookup.gibsonsec.org/lookup**

I know this time of “snap-lessness” is going to be an adjustment.. especially when school starts up again. However, I’m looking forward to this adjustment… here’s to no more 10 second ugly selfies 🙂

 

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7 Reasons Why You Lose So Many Friends In Your 20s

Sad, but true.

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1. People change. This is so obvious but it’s the leading cause of friendship death in your twenties so we must acknowledge it. You don’t know who you are at the age of twenty but you gravitate towards who makes the most sense in that moment. Then, as you get more of a handle on yourself and what kinds of people you actually want to surround yourself with, you make necessary changes. You cut the fat. You bid farewell to those who no longer fit. This is perhaps the hardest kind of friendship loss to weather because there’s no one to blame. You both just grew into different people. And when there’s no place to pinpoint blame, the heartache can last longer.

2. People move. They move clear across the country, they move to Europe, they plant the seeds of their life somewhere that’s not close to you and then…

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Pushing Priorities

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I’ve been thinking a lot about priorities lately. Career, school, family, friends. It’s a big priority puzzle. Some pieces are bigger than others, some fit together, and some don’t come close. With my last semester fast approaching, priorities couldn’t be any more important than right now.

Writing down my goals for this semester is on my to-do list today. To stick to them, I plan on posting them on my wall as a daily reminder to keep striving.

How do you manage YOUR priorities?

L

2014.

Couldn't have said it better myself, Oprah.

Couldn’t have said it better myself, Oprah.

One of my new year’s resolutions is to keep up with a personal blog. Yes, I’m aware of the new year resolution cliches and I agree with most of them… lose 50 pounds, read more books, spend more time with family, yadda yadda yadda. However, I have a good feeling that 2014 is going to be a life-changing year. I’m graduating from college, starting my career, and most importantly- beginning a new chapter of my life.

As I reminisced on 2013 via my social media accounts, I realized that I was missing my voice & story in many of my postings. A posting is pretty useless if it doesn’t tell a compelling story. Right?

So I’m starting off right by beginning a new story- hopefully a compelling one. (If not, it’ll be something cool I can look back on at the end of year. Always trying to see the silver lining…)

Anyone have any promising new year resolutions? I’d like to know.

L