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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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Believe | Words I Live By + How I Got My First Job



Hey guys!! Thanks so much for tuning in for another edition of "Words I Live By". Today I am explaining how this one simple word (believe) has changed my life and continues to change my life everyday! I hope that this one little word can do for you what it did for me :)
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"She believed she could, so she did" is one of my all time favorite quotes.

Believing comes in many different forms.  You can believe in others. You can believe something is going to happen. However, most importantly, you can believe in yourself.

Let's not get things twisted - believing is not a magic power to make things happen. You have to couple it with MOTIVATION + DEDICATION (both words to come in a post) and sprinkle in some good timing. This is when the magic happens and your dreams start to become your reality. Really...I am not making this up!

I get asked a lot about how I got my first job in Los Angeles. Honestly, the above is the exact formula I used. I always knew that I wanted to work in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles since I was younger and made it a goal of mine to get out here as soon as I possibly could. I really believed that I could make it happen...

STORY TIME:
My last semester in college I accepted an internship with 'Good Morning Texas' in Dallas to start the summer after graduation. In the mean time I was still applying for internships in Los Angeles (like a few a week for months)! Although the internship with 'Good Morning Texas' was amazing, I was dead set on getting an internship in Los Angeles and really believed that it would happen. However...NOTHING was happening and I was getting NO responses. I started to feel really down on myself ,but knew that I had the internship with 'Good Morning Texas' to fall back on. The internship that I really had my eye on in Los Angeles was one with the 'Television Academy Foundation' which I had already made it through the first round of the application process. I was super hopeful, but then I got an e-mail telling  me that they had picked another person...I was devastated...literally cried my eyes out. Although it was a super big let down I didn't let it get me down for long. The week after my boyfriend and I were on a graduation celebration cruise celebrating life and what I had accomplished during college. (HERE IS WHEN THINGS CHANGED) After we had the most amazing time on a vacation we will both never forget...I turned my phone back on. I am not even kidding when I say we were literally still on the boat when I turned my phone on and I had two missed voice mails from Los Angeles. Shaking, I listened to a voice mail from the Television Academy telling me that the person who beat me out for the internship at Extra no longer could do it. I was FREAKING OUT! They told me I needed to call them back ASAP and let them know if I was still interested. It was a no brainier for me and I immediately started making plans to move across the country. Now over a year later I am the executive assistant and freelance field producer at Extra in Los Angeles, CA!

I believe that all of this happened for a reason and I believe that I am right where I am supposed to be.

The biggest thing I learned in this journey is to love yourself, love others and dream BIG!

Do you believe?

XX, Priscilla

'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 

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