Category: The Pointers

5 Tips on How to Stay Connected to Your (Extended) Family

I remember when I was a little girl, my great uncle would host a New Years Eve party for our entire family. I remember running around with my cousins and making as much noise as we possibly could when midnight struck. Somewhere along the way the parties stopped happening, we all got older, and some people even started having kids. This past weekend we laid my great aunt to rest and while I’m still trying to figure out how the world will keep spinning without her, it was amazing to see and spend time with majority of my family. As the weekend concluded and I browsed all the pictures people had posted on Facebook, it made me realize I’ve missed my family quite bit and I want to make more of an effort to stay connected to them. (more…)

New Year, New Me, New Blog?

Happy New Year Royals! I know it’s been quite a while since you all heard from me, but your girl has been BUSY! Since my last post in October, I’ve started a new job, we’ve bought a house (and moved into said house), celebrated my birthday and James’s, booked a wedding venue, and had our housewarming. Don’t worry, in the coming weeks we will be talking all things wedding and house buying, so you will get more in-depth updates. To be honest, I have totally neglected you all and I’ve missed my blogging family, but with the start of the new year I want to reconnect with all of you and find a way to make blogging a part of my routine. I thought this would also be a good time to set some other goals and document them where I can easily check them. (more…)

Royalty in Reality’s Best of Fall 2017 List

Looking at my calendar and weather app, it’s the third week of October and it was 90 degrees this past Saturday (thank you global warming). Despite these summer-like temperatures, it is indeed fall and we should all be anticipating cooler temps. Truth be told, we’ve had a few cooler temp days sprinkled in here and there and I’ve immediately pulled out my booties. While I hate the fact that the days have gotten shorter, I’m ready for all things fall! I figured as a blogger it was my duty to make sure all of my Royals were ready for the temperature drop, because let’s be real it could happen tomorrow, and share the things I’m deeming “the best of fall 2017”. From fashion to recipes to things to do, prepare for me to unload all things fall! (more…)

To Buy or Lease Your Next Car…That is the Question!

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Now that my friends and I have entered our late 20’s (cringes), the cars we were driving in high school are over 10 years old and it may be time for a new one. Since high school, I’ve had four cars, including the one I’m driving now. Of the five vehicles I’ve had during my lifetime, three were leased and the other two were purchased for me. Lately, I’ve had a lot of friends who know I’ve leased cars, come to me and ask the difference between buying and leasing. While I won’t pretend to be an expert, I’ve learned a few things the past few years that I’m happy to share with anyone with a similar query. (more…)

4 Tips to Staying Sane While Hunting for a Job

As you all know from my life update last month, grad school is done and I’m on the hunt for a job in the field of Public Health. I feel like what no one tells you is how exhausting hunting for a job is. It seriously feels like a full-time job that requires patience, persistence, and a whole lot of prayer. Looking for a job can often make you feel down or depressed, like you simply just aren’t good enough. That’s exactly how I was feeling (and sometimes still do) about a month ago.

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