September 23, 2016



What is Pretty, Young & Motivated?

You may wonder what it means to be Pretty, Young & Motivated or why my site is called PYM. Let me explain…

First, you do not have to be pretty, young or motivated to read this. Although, all of you are pretty and motivated! The young is the part that tends to steer people away. Young is just how I define my target audience. Young women tend to be the most insecure and young women are experiencing a lot of growth between 18-35. My blog is for all women, but young women are the ones who will most likely gain value from my posts.

Pretty goes beyond the surface. It’s not about perfect appearance, it’s about having a pretty soul. A pretty soul is one that spreads kindness and positivity. In the sense of beauty, we are all pretty in different ways. To me, pretty people are all-around happy and healthy beings. Their smiles radiate and their warmth spreads to all.

Lastly, Motivated. Being motivated is key to succeeding at anything you do. Without motivation, you will lack the drive to accomplish your wildest dreams. Motivation propels us towards the things we want and manifest.

Together, Pretty, Young & Motivated makes up my reader. My readers are the women who are growing, motivating and empowering. PYM is a place to gain inspiration on your journey and through your struggles. It’s a place where I am able to share my experiences in hopes to help another in their own. This blog is to give you a daily dose of what ever you seek.

Who am I?

I’m Alyssa, the creator & owner of Pretty, Young & Motivated. The name Pretty, Young & Motivated came to me one day when I was trying to determine my brand and what message I would like to portray to my readers. I want PY&M to be a place that encourages self-love, confidence in oneself and inspires women to be the best version of themselves.

Pretty, Young & Motivated stands for more than just the words you see. Being Pretty means you live authentically and beautifully. You find positivity in all things and your soul is pretty. It does not only refer to external beauty. Young stands for the audience I am trying to reach. Yes, there are older women who may read this blog, but my goal is to reach the young women who struggle with self-confidence and finding comfort in being who they are. Motivated; my readers are motivated individuals who are looking to make a change in their own lives, as well as a change in those around them. They are motivated to accomplish their goals. When people read PYM, I want them to feel Pretty, Young & Motivated.

Now, let me tell you a little more about myself: I am a college student from the Mitten (Michigan) and I am studying international business and marketing, along with a minor in French. I love exploring what the world has to offer, one of my favorite things to do is travel. I am inspired by new people and places; traveling makes me feel the most alive and it helps me reconnect with myself. Meeting new people from around the world inspires me, it’s fun to learn their perspectives and goals. Humans are amazing!

I have huge dreams that many people think that I am crazy for, but if your dreams don’t scare you, are the big enough?! I say no! Never stop pursuing what sets your soul on fire. Hopefully in a couple of years you will find me in a big city, or where ever the world takes me. I am very passionate about accomplishing my dreams and I work very hard at achieving my dreams. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

On a normal day, you can find me in a coffee shop in the city or working on my blog. I am a true people watcher, and cafe’s are my favorite place to sit down with a latte and embrace the atmosphere. I am always the most inspired in this setting. I am an advocate of self-love and being confident. I love having meaningful conversations with my close friends and gaining inspiration from them. I am an aspiring girlboss and I want to reflect that attitude here on my blog. I want all my readers to feel like a girlboss and I hope to encourage that.

Now, I cannot give away all the secrets right here in the introduction section but I want my readers to know this is the new brand. Pretty, Young & Motivated is a blog that will encourage women to be confident in their own skin and inspire other women to love themselves too. Loving yourself is not some secret skill, it just takes a little positivity and a few reminders. That’s why I am here; to share the best tips and tricks with you, but also share the bad days with you. So, if you are an aspiring #Girlboss who needs a little reminder from time to time, I’m your girl & this is your blog.

Love Always,