A Little About Me

Hi there, my name is Priscilla Paige Presley, thanks for stopping by! Here is the low down: I am a California transplant with some deep Texas roots. I came out to Los Angeles (a little over a year ago now) immediately after I graduated from college with a degree in Converged Broadcast Media, to follow my passion to work in entertainment news! I now really do work in entertainment news and cover all things from Brad Pitt to the Bachelor on a daily basis. With that being said...you won't find any of that juicy stuff here on my site. I love to share my other passions in life: ie. fashion, traveling, home decor, beauty and well...my random thoughts(: I originally started my blog in college as a way to connect with my friends and family while sharing my life experiences/interest throughout college. Since then, we have changed things up a bit (and by "we" I mean "I"). "I" (lol) have evolved my platform as a way to connect and share my ideas, work, and passions with people all around the world. SO, If you are a twenty something millennial like me... I know you know the struggle of trying to figure everything out while having a life too (AMEN!). I am here to tell you [yes] it is not easy but can be FUN! Click for more...

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'You Are A Badass'| Book Review

One of my new years resolutions this year was to start reading more....well (let's be honest) it was to actually start reading anything at all! I have never had an attention span long enough to start and finish a book within a reasonable amount of time. I always get bored and put it to the way side, so I knew if I actually wanted to accomplish this resolution I was going to have to get my hands on some damn good reads. I started this mission by ordering the New York Times best seller, 'Girl Boss'. It seemed right up my ally and IT WAS. It was an amazing book that I totally recommend for a new reader like me or someone in need of a little real life inspiration. I mean it had to be good to keep my attention - you can take that to the bank!

After reading 'Girl Boss' I was on a mission to continue with my new year's resolution and keep reading! I posted on social media and asked you guys what I should get my hands on next...that is where 'You Are A Badass' comes into play. I will go ahead and thank you now, because it was just what I needed. Here are some of my biggest take away's from the book and why I really loved it...

  1. The book focuses on trusting the Universe (or God) but lets you decide. 
  2. The book forces you to put yourself in charge of your life again. It explains how you are the one that decides what happens in your own life. Of course, you cannot control EVERYTHING that happens to you, but you can control what you want to want 
  3. I learned the importance of a image board. Jen (the author) explains this as visually telling yourself exactly what you want in your life. It trains your brain to believe and know that anything is possible.
  4. Each bite sized chapter has numbered tips on how to accomplish each "how to" and always ends with a tip that tells you to love yourself. I really loved this detail in the book because loving yourself is truly such a major key to happiness.
  5. She has a chapter about meditation that I really loved and needed. I feel like sometimes it is so easy to fall into a fast paced routine while trying to be a "bad ass". It is often hard to find time to live in the moment and appreciate the little blessings in life. Take the time to believe in yourself and love yourself.

Other great feature of this book were all of the great quotes!! Each chapter begins with a corresponding quote to what you will be reading about next. Here are some of my favorite ones that really stuck with me....
"You are a victim of the rules you live by" - Jenny Holzer 
"Most people are living in an illusion based on someone else's beliefs"- book quote 
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are" - Kurt Cobain 
"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not" - Andre Gide 
"What you choose to focus on becomes your reality" - book quote 
"Surrender to what is. Say "Yes" to life and see how life suddenly starts working for you, rather than against you." - Eckhart Tolle 

I would overall say that this is an awesome book for anyone who is ready to take charge of their own life. It is also great for the person that needs just a little more direction on how to live every moment of their life the way they want and achieve the highest success. This book delivers important life messages in fun and digestible way that is easy to translate to your own life. I loved it and hope you will too!!

What should I read next?

Ready, Set and GO!

XX, Priscilla 

Patience | Words I Live By

Hey guys! Hope that you are having a wonderful week. Today I really wanted to dig deep into the one of the words that I struggle with but am actively trying to live life by - Patience! Have you heard of it? I mean if you know me, you know that I am probably one of the least patient people in the whole world (thanks, dad)!! However, I thought it was important to talk about the significance of it and how it can change your life for the better - helping you to be happy in whatever moment in life you are in (without forgetting where you want to be)!

I write this post today in a kinda therapeutic way. I write this in a way of self healing and hope that I can relate to some of you guys out there as well. I know that I am not alone when I talk about post grad depression. It is a real thing people!! Luckily - I am making my way out of it!! I think that college is a huge tease for what the "real world" is like. During college you get swept up in a wide variety of events/classes/work/social life that are literally put right in front of your face to keep you busy constantly. You are constantly told to think about your future and about the job that you should be looking for AT LEAST six months before your graduation. The amount that is expected out of us in these four crazy years is pretty insane. We are expected to BE professionals but get a reality check when we are not getting to BE professionals right out of college (I am getting to a point here - I promise!) Take this definition in for a second...

I think that the word "tolerate" is what really gets to me in this definition. I never wanted to be one to "tolerate" something - I want to see what I want and go at it full force until I achieve it! I don't want to "tolerate" something! I am a person that when I know what I want, I want it all NOW (can anyone else relate?!). Although, I think my attitude hasn't changed, my knowledge and respect for timing has grown! Believe me, I still have my days where I feel totally defeated and like everyone around me is advancing at much faster rates than me, but I try to tell myself to be patient and trust in the timing. When I get myself to actually do this, I realize that I am so much more happy and at peace! BELIEVE ME, I (more than most) know that this is easier said than done. To be patient doesn't mean that you are "tolerating" or "putting up" with something - it means that you are trusting the timing that the universe has given you. 

Right now I find myself constantly contemplating where my journey should go next and struggling to find the answer easily. I know what I want, but find it difficult to achieve my next step with grace. This has been giving me a lot of frustration, but I know I have to depend on my patience to get me through. This doesn't mean I will lose sight of my goals or not work as hard to achieve them...it just means I will be patient and the timing will follow. I hope that if you are going through something like this, you will trust in the timing and be patient too!

Trust in your timing and happiness will follow!

XOXO, Priscilla 


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