Learning to trust the process and grow along the way…

As Millennials, we often think we know it all and asking for help is not something we do.

But we should, and here’s why:

When I graduated college in May of 2017, I had no idea what the real world actually looked like outside of a classroom. Sound familiar?

These past three years, I have worked in different industries, with different titles, and in different cities. Was I really utilizing my bachelor’s degree to the best of my ability? Nope. And more importantly, I dreaded going to work every day. I was living for Friday’s at 5. 

Getting to write on a daily basis in my latest role sparked my interest in finding ways to incorporate my love for writing with my passion for helping others. That’s great, you might be asking, but what made me want to start a blog?

Four years ago, I struggled with an eating disorder that knocked me for a loop.

I became isolated and so hard on myself. Learning to stop punishing my body is still a battle, but I found it helped when I wrote my struggles down.

Turns out, asking for help in my career and especially with my health, led me to discover just how much writing can help. Helping others through my words bring me such joy and I aim to provide hope, guidance, and clarity for anyone who might be struggling to love themselves, their work or life itself.

While I’m still planning for a future that includes writing full time and traveling the world, I hope you will join me on the journey and learn along with me.

If my words can impact even one person, I will have done something that truly sets my soul on fire. Remember that you are always a friend when you are here. 

And as always, I welcome email inquiries at meriksenrusso@gmail.com.


“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.”