Lucas Oil Stadium Home of the Indianapolis Colts
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) annual conference in Indianapolis, IN. This was my first conference as a graduate student and the first one in which I won’t be presenting work, so I had the chance to take it all in. Read more
2017 is the year of doing things on your own.
Today, people can’t fathom going to restaurants or movies by themselves in fear of judgement from people that they don’t even know. It is as though we have been programmed to believe that in order to go places and do things you must have someone with you or it didn’t happen. I’ve lived that life of wanting to go somewhere and the first thing I do is try to find a friend that can go with me. Read more
The thing about life is that no matter how long you’ve lived it you still will never master it. Just when you think you have it figured out you get a curve ball thrown right at you, and you’re left trying to piece everything together. I’m a person of thought – I think I can contribute a bit of this to being a Pisces – who finds myself constantly overthinking situations and dreaming about the outcome that I desire. A few failed dreams later and I’ve realized that those outcomes don’t necessarily come into fruition the way I imagined it in my own universe, but one thing is for certain every outcome I’ve been faced with I’ve managed to survive and that’s all that matters. Read more
Lately I’ve been getting more and more questions regarding my hair so I decided to make a blogpost highlighting great relaxed pixie cut YouTubers that I learned a lot of my techniques from. Now with YouTube blowing up and everyone trying to get that YouTube check you have to be able to weed out the good ones from the bad ones. Sometimes I watch some of these videos and be like what’s going on here? Like sis, what are you doing to your head? Then you come across amazing YouTubers who are able to produce salon quality results right at home. So before I dive into my list I’ll give a brief history of my journey. Read more
A few weeks ago I went home for the weekend to visit my family, and of course my mom made sure that I left with something in hand. Every time I come over she’s always asking if I need this or that whether it be goat meat, crayfish, maggi cubes, etc. I always say yes when she offers especially when I can tell that she went out of her way to get it. Can’t have moms feeling unappreciated. Read more
The day we were forced to adult. My girls.
Looking back at my years in college I can say that I have truly grown and come to understand myself better in so many ways. For one I learned what true friendship really is. I believe that in this day and age the word friend is used too loosely. People will meet one day and an hour later they are best friends. I never understood that logic. I believe that a friendship is just like any other relationship that you may have with your relatives or your significant other in that it truly takes time to manifest. Read more
Purchase Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie here!
I remember back when I was younger, I’m talking middle school days, you could always catch me in bed reading a book. Then high school hit and right after that was college and I found myself neglecting one of my favorite past time. Books were my getaway from life and people; it was also my stress reliever during times I felt I was losing it. I could open a book and be in a completely different world or even learn new things that contributed to my growth as an individual. Well as of August 2015 I have decided to go back to the basics. Read more
Nnenna Ndiya, B.S.
I’m baccckkkk! So I took yet another break from the blogging life to focus on school and I am proud to say that this past May I graduated from college! Yes I am completely done with the undergrad life and now I am in the real world. Is it okay for me to shed a tear or two now? Although I was excited and ready to graduate I wasn’t quite ready to enter into this world yet. For the longest I didn’t know what I was going to do with myself after I walked across the stage. Read more