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Life Update and Favorites!

Let me first say that this was the longest break I've taken from blogging. It was a long, completely unintentional break that made a lot of you ask if I disappeared for good or got snatched up in the night. Thankfully, none of those things happened. But I'm here with life updates and exciting news! Before I get to that though, I just want to take a moment to acknowledge that The Unabridged Sass is a little over a year old! I know I always say that I appreciate you all so much but I would have never imagined that this little hobby would grow into something amazing. I have to thank each and every one of you for that. But I'm going to hold the sappy stuff because I have a special one year post coming soon! But anyways… here's what's been going on. CAREER My career has been quite a ride. Long story short: you guys know I have a lot of experience in non-profit development. I love working in non-profit development. I …

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Well, this week has been a little funky when it comes to blog posts. I posted a bonus blog post on Tuesday after watching The Bachelorette and I’m posting this post earlier than usual… but I’ll definitely get to why. So, I spontaneously decided to Instagram livestream yesterday and it initially made me super nervous. Live video is just that intimidating… I think my biggest fear was having nobody show up and that I’d just to talking to myself the whole time! But everything turned out better than I could have possibly imagined! It was so much fun talking to everyone and chatting and hanging out! It was like brunch and mimosas! We actually ran out of time (apparently Instagram live has a time limit…) and moved it to twitter/periscope which was definitely a strange experience. I’ve learned to stick to Instagram live next time! Anyways, I asked everyone there if they would like me to make it a frequent thing and everyone said that they’d want for me to make it a weekly thing!!! …

Who I Would Pick, If I Were The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette is my guilty pleasure. I have been obsessively watching on Monday nights since Emily Maynard was looking for the man of her dreams, and the father of her adorable daughter Ricki. What’s there not to love? The Bachelorette is the culmination of reality tv drama greatness, and America embraces the cliches and stereotypes that this show tosses our way. I’ve lived through endless “most dramatic rose ceremonies” hosted by Chris Harrison and “MOST DRAMATIC EPISODE EVER”s, but by far Rachel Lindsay is my favorite Bachelorette. She’s intelligent, well-spoken, absolutely beautiful and takes nonsense from no one. When she was announced as The Bachelorette, I was so excited and was grateful that in an endless sea of pretty brunettes that we finally got a refreshing lead that was not only a woman of color, but someone with a great heart and personality. That being said, after watching last night’s episode, I couldn’t help but think about everything that transpired and what I would do if I was in her situation. Now, I know that …

The Decision That Changed My Life

It was summer 2016 and I was working at a healthcare non-profit. To make things concise, I absolutely hated working there. I had struggled because although I highly supported the cause, the workplace structure and professionalism in the organization was something that was problematic. Everyone was abandoning the place like a sinking ship as things became more and more difficult with changing management. I was constantly disrespected, overworked, and one hundred percent underpaid. I was treated terribly and kept a running list of things that were not HR-approved (can I also mention that there was no HR to keep the place professional and drama-free?). There was age discrimination, sexism, racism, discrimination in general, among many other things. But I persisted because I needed to pay my rent and tuition for the summer. But that wasn’t the thing that was going to distract me today. “Isn’t your ex-boyfriend interning at the hospital?” Cora said, as my train of thought was completely broken. The two of us hadn’t talked since he had completely disappeared off the face …

SUPER Personal and Nosy Q&A

I love talking to all of you guys, catching up and listening to what you’ve all been up to. I always am super candid on my Twitter (not that I’m not myself on my blog). It has been a while since I did a “get to know you” type post and I’ve gotten a bunch more new followers and visitors since my last one. I decided to do something different and to answer all of the super personal questions you guys sent me! (By the way, being nosy isn’t necessarily a bad thing…. there’s no shame in being curious!) Bernie, Max, dating, break ups, bloggers that hate me, and blogging full-time. Stalkers, weird DMs… I answered it all. I hope you guys all enjoy and get to know me a bit better! By the way, I think now would be the time to shamelessly plug my Snapchat. I am always sharing little videos and snaps of what I’ve been up to and super fun and exclusive content! I do hauls, mini reviews, and tell lowkey …

Being The Unabridged Sass

First and foremost, I am writing this blog post on my new Macbook Pro, so I am excited af because of that. I have had so many requests about my fishtail braid and my makeup on Snapchat (and from the pictures in this post!). I will share the tutorial and products on Thursday, I pinky promise. Anyways… on to the blog post! – I have a confession for all of you. I envision various scenes in my future, and imagine them woven into various blog posts. A post all about how I graduated from graduate school paired with what I wore for graduation. I imagine myself writing a post about wedding planning and things I wish I knew, and ultimately a post about my actual wedding. I see myself, posting pictures of my baby’s nursery after I obsessively decorate it and drag my husband to the hardware store. All these scenes in my life have one element that’s shared: these stories are all told on my blog. I may not outwardly write about what’s going …

25 Before 25

Hey guys! I had already made a bucket list post a little while ago, but I decided that I wanted a “list” that was a little bit more pressing. I’m turning twenty-two in August and the fact that I’m nearing 1/4 of my life has hit me. I’ll be twenty-five in a few years and there are quite a few things I want to do in the next few years. A twenty-five before twenty-five list is a pretty common blog post idea (so are bucket lists) so I decided that I would share mine. I’ll definitely combine both and turn them into a page that I can cross off and keep track of on the blog! But anyways, here’s…. Twenty-five things I want to do before I turn twenty-five Take a spontaneous solo trip, all by myself. (I have always wanted to do this!) Write the (e)book of short stories/essays that I’ve always wanted to write. (It’ll probably be a short one… but who knows!) Run a 5k. (So many people tell me I can’t… and …