It’s ok to just say “no”. In fact, it’s better!

Recently, my cohort was asked to think about whether "leadership comes from saying the words 'yes' or 'no'." After first reading the prompt, I honestly didn't even get what the question was asking, hence why it has taken me a whole week to even write this post. I let this question sit in my head for days as... Continue Reading →


Ellen DeGeneres. Or, as Grace used to call her, Ellen the generous.

When I first say the name "Ellen DeGeneres", what comes to your mind? Her tv show? Her humor? All the awesome gifts she gives away? Dory from Finding Nemo? Do her leadership qualities stick out? For me, Ellen is one of the most inspiring and motivated leaders I can think of. Not only is she... Continue Reading →

Finding That Spark!

What's being a leader without going to many leadership events?? This past Friday I was able to spend a chunk of my day at an event called Spark that the Leadership Institute here at CMU puts on for any student on campus that wants to better their leadership skills. As a part of this event,... Continue Reading →

Leadership Lecture #1

If you read my Connections blog post you would've read about my favorite lecture on the trip, but, I would like to share another one that really spoke to me personally while also on a leadership scale as well. For those of you who know the Peterson family, you know that the arts is something we... Continue Reading →

Find your WHY

I'm going to be honest, I am most definitely not one that loves reading or even really likes it, but, when we were assigned a book project in my Leadership class I was excited! I knew the book would be good because it would fill me with inspiration and knowledge from a very wise leader... Continue Reading →


Unfortunately with my marching band schedule, I was unable to join the rest of my cohort in the leadership psychology class, but I am still grateful for what I learned in just a regular psych class. One concept that I related a lot to how I function as a leader was when we learned about... Continue Reading →

Connecting @ Connections

Holy moly what an amazing(and exhausting) weekend it was! On Friday I boarded a bus with lots of other CMU leaders on it and we eagerly awaited our arrival at Connections Conference 2016. The conference was designed to do exactly what it did- bring leaders together from all around campus and further develop our leadership... Continue Reading →

Point of Information

I would just like to begin this post by saying that if I was undecided about a major, I would know for sure that I do not belong where I might have to debate frequently. If you know me, you'd know that the thought of having to argue with someone is not my speciality. As... Continue Reading →

This One Is For You, Meama.

Well first off, Happy Birthday! Today you would be turning 74 and boy do I wish we were getting ready to celebrate with you here on Earth. None the less, today is a day to reflect on the amazing woman you were while you were here, and I have chosen to live out today the... Continue Reading →

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