On My Radar: 6/27/2015

My life has been quite... crazy lately. Let's just say that I am not having the relaxing summer that I thought I was going to have... Actually, I can't remember when I've ever had a relaxing summer. Summer means work! However, it's not all work. I have had the opportunity to spend time with some of my family and my closest friends. As you can see by my collage below, I have ventured into becoming quite the foodie! I know another amazing foodie, who you'll get to meet sometime later in the summer. For the time being, let's delve a little into my life, shall we?

I Chose... A Journey: Besides spending most of my time on The Mod Prep, I actually do have a rather exciting life outside of it. I still have a job at The Augusta Country Club, and I'm still a Lead Orientation Leader at Georgia Regents Unviersity. This year's Orientation is much more interactive, with components of Social Media, as well as a theme which is "I Chose A Journey", I'd like to feel responsible for that happening! GRU has a big "I Chose" Campaign trying to recruit students to the school, and I felt that orientation is the start to the college journey!

The way our Orientation schedule works is that we have 3 two-day orientations in June, 2 two-days and a one-day in July, and a one-day in August. It sounds like a lot, I know, however, we have been training since January to be able to perform and be successful as Orientation Leaders, and I think we have done an amazing job so far. I am paired with Jessica in Group Safari, and our group is always the best. I think it's so funny how I would be put in Safari, since animal prints have a huge spot in my heart, more specifically leopard. I have gotten to meet some pretty amazing students during our June orientations. One student said to me, 'You're the most outgoing and charismatic person I've ever met', I don't want to sound sappy, but that meant so much to me because it showed me that I truly have an impact on the student's decision to attend our university.

We get to have two weeks off (this week + next week) for vacations, and then we hit the ground running with orientations in July. While it is very tiring, being an Orientation Leader and now a Lead Orientation Leader has been one of the best experiences of my college career and young adult life.


Collaborations G A L O R E: I bet you've been wondering why I've been featuring so many people/businesses/products on The Mod prep. Well you little curious mind, I have been using my powerful networking skills to showcase talents in the fashion industry, which will grow my audience. Nothing deeper than that. I realize that it can't just be me all the time, if I give others opporuntities to be on The Mod Prep, then I instantly have a greater following, because of the power of networking. I have some really cool collabortions coming up, so continue to stay on the lookout for those.

I am always in the mood to collaborate with others, so if you or someone you know is interested, please don't hesistate to email me @ rickey@themodprep.com. I would love to work with you! 


Getting Back to the Old Me... Financially: When I first started this blog, it wasn't all about fashion, but predominately about finances. I went back to read some of my old blog posts, and I want to repost them as financial reminders for myself, and hopefully they will reach out to more people this time. I know they will help me!

I told you my summer's been kind of crazy! However, I am definitely trying to stay on top of it! Here's to rest of my summer, and all of the adventures it will bring!

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P.S. Happy Belated Birthday to my fabulous cousin Jamie who is turning 13. Her sass, style and strut are something that every young teenager should embody! I love you Jamie!