PhD Life: First Specialized Conference in Indy


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

Plantain Chips!



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

Staying Focus on Your Goals

I love working with beautiful stationary! 
Learn how to DIY this cute stationary here!

It’s September 2, 2016 and I just realized that Perfection in an Imperfect World still exists in the blogosphere. The crazy part about all of this is the fact that my last post, College Taught Me: Friends, was posted exactly 1 year ago today. Is that a sign or what? Then to top it off, I come back to analytics that show that people are still viewing my blog as recently as two days ago! Well let me give a mini life update. Since my last post I have experienced tremendous growth and change. I have started a job at a new company, moved 3 hours away from family and friends, matured in my relationship, developed my sense of style, and finally realized my next step in life. Read more

College Taught Me: Friends


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

Post Grad Life



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

I’m no yes woman

Friends. This word is thrown around a lot these days. What exactly is the definition of friends? Is there even one set definition for the word? Does it depend on who exactly is defining it? Friends can be so tricky these days. You never know who is truly around you for you rather than what they can gain. I know that when I think of a friend or a friendship I think of someone that I can talk to about anything and know that no matter what my business will be kept confidential. Also I think of someone that values my opinion as much as I value theirs. A friend will let you know what is correct no matter how “mean” it may sound. I rather hear it from a friend then from the public. 

The funny thing is that a lot of people these days don’t view friendship that way. They rather keep around yes people to make them feel better about their foolish decisions. That’s something I am not. If I consider you a friend I’m going to tell you like it is because I love you enough to look out for you. I just don’t understand why you would want someone that constantly agrees with you around. First of all you guys aren’t growing as individuals if you agree on everything. Life is about compromise and doing things you don’t exactly want to do or feel like doing but it is the correct thing to do. 

I’m realizing that I need to re-evaluate the people that I call my friends. I want people around me that I can grow from. If you don’t value my opinion on topics why exactly are we friends? If you don’t like it when I disagree with you on things, why are we friends? I just don’t want people around me I want the right people in my vicinity. 


Happy New Year!

We finally made it to 2014, we thank God. I’m stoked about all that this year has to offer.God has truly blessed my family, and I know that he will continue to do so into this new year. I want 2014 to be a memorable year filled with more highs than lows. I want to see progression among myself, family, and friends. 

This year I decided to do what you call a new year goal list because I wanted to clearly outline the things I want to accomplish this year.

  • Complete applications for 6 summer internships
  • Get a summer internship in another state
  • Workout on a consistent basis
  • Cut off people that aren’t helping me grow as a person
  • Don’t entertain guys I know has nothing to offer me
  • Create a hair regimen and stick to it
  • Grow closer to God by reading my Bible a lot more and attending church regularly
  • Start preparing for post undergrad plans (Grad school research and apps)
  • Open up to more people and stop being such an introvert about my life
  • Make a reading list and actually reading all the books on my list
  • Minimize my social media usage
  • Don’t catch feelings, too young for that ish lol
  • Participate in more volunteer opportunities
Lastly I just want to grow as a human being, and become a better woman spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

So Dear 2014,

Please be good to me 🙂

Your girl Nne

It’s that New New for You

My very first blog post! I’m really not new to this blogging world, but I was on a hiatus and found myself not making time to write and post. Before I used to always say I don’t have time anymore to blog, but as I got older I realized that it is not about having time, instead it is about making time to do something. So here I am making time to create a brand new blog that will chronicle the rest of my dwindling undergraduate life (I get sad every time I think about the fact that I am about to be a senior).

Nonetheless this blog will be about my growing love for everything fashion, books I am reading, and just everyday experiences. Basically this blog is going to be about any and everything because it is my blog and I can do that, BAM. If you are reading this that means you have ran across my blog and hopefully you enjoy the material you find, toddles 🙂

Thought I would leave with this beautiful picture I captured today when I went to this office. It was so beautiful and soothing plus it had a waterfall hidden behind all of the plants!

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