10 Things I Have Learned in 10 Years

Back in November, I decided I was going to get a head start on the new year by writing a 2019 recap blog post before the year even ended! And then I realized I had one last 2019 goal to complete, and a little over a month to complete it: Finally watch the entire seriesContinue reading “10 Things I Have Learned in 10 Years”

Money, Minimalism, & Mental Health

It’s been a hot minute since I wrote something not travel-related so if you’re not here for it, keep scrolling. Some of you may recall that I was writing monthly recaps of my 2019 goals and that seems to have fallen by the wayside…somewhat on purpose! I decided to take a step back from rigorousContinue reading “Money, Minimalism, & Mental Health”

How Gaining 30 Pounds Helped Me Become the Best Version of Myself

I have been so focused this year on re-integrating fitness into my life, tracking my eating habits, and losing weight, and I’ve also done a lot of reflecting on the journey that led me here. I feel like we are so quick to celebrate our weight loss success, while hiding or trying to forget thoseContinue reading “How Gaining 30 Pounds Helped Me Become the Best Version of Myself”

5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Middle School Self

Since I graduated college, I’ve been rediscovering myself, re-learning who I really am at the very core of my being, and working toward being the best version of myself that I can be. It’s a tough thing to do while you’re in college, or high school even, because there’s really no time. When you’ve beenContinue reading “5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Middle School Self”

Choose Your Family

People always say you can’t choose your family. I have heard many a disgruntled relative or frustrated parent say this over the course of my lifetime. I disagree. You can choose your family. You just can’t choose your relatives. Once you are related to someone, by blood or marriage or adoption or whatever, you can’t get rid ofContinue reading “Choose Your Family”