• Write Your Own Story

    I MADE IT TO ARIZONA…the land of sunshine, blue skies, good vibes, and no daylight savings time! YES PLEASE! My new home on the west coast is absolutely everything I could’ve imagined it to be and more. My heart has truly never felt so happy! (probably because there’s literally a palm tree in my backyard now) In my 22 years of life, I’ve been around a place or two. Born on a naval air station in California, grew up in a smalltown in Missouri, experienced a year of city life in North Carolina…and now here I am. AZ. Finally! It truly feels like HOME. Ever since 2017, when Mitchell and…

  • The Power of Manifestation

    “In order to manifest it, you must believe in it’s inevitability.” The act of manifestation is very similar to those affirmations we talk about all the time. The “Law of Attraction” if you will. It’s the action of putting what you desire into the universe, channeling the energy to make it a reality! I truly believe that your thoughts are SO SO powerful…they control your mind, in turn controlling your life as well. Might as well make it good, right? Visualize your highest self and start showing up as her! Know what you want out of this life, and don’t stop until you get there! Whether that be in your…

  • Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

    Nike really hit the nail on the head with this one. One of my favorite videos on the internet is Shia LaBeouf screaming JUST DO ITTTT!!! If you have no clue what I’m talking about, go Google it, and come back… It’s dramatic and full of lots of shouting, but you have to admit it’s pretty motivational! He’s right isn’t he? Yesterday, you said you’d do it tomorrow…and that day is here now. Ready to be conquered! I want to share a personal story with you real quick, because sometimes it helps to have something to relate to. There has been this opportunity at my fingertips for a couple months…

  • NEW WEEK = FRESH START

    Are you one of those “Ugh…it’s Monday…” or “Yay! Monday = fresh start!” kinda people? Don’t panic, there’s no wrong answer! It’s so funny how differently we can view even the simplest of things. While it may be hard to hear that alarm, pull those covers off, and get out of that cozy warm bed (that somehow feels like the clouds of heaven all of a sudden)–Mondays are so refreshing to me! Something about that new week, new plans, new day feeling that just gets me going! With that being said, I promise I am not dancing around my bedroom, singing princess songs while woodland creatures brush my hair… Happy…

  • Same Storm, Different Boat

    I heard a quote the other day that really stood out to me. It said: “WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME STORM, BUT NOT IN THE SAME BOAT.” Damn isn’t that true!? Especially in the midst of the chaos these days. The rain is relentlessly pouring down on us all, yet we have no idea the severity for each individual. Someone may have had years of practice, others may have a hole in the bottom of their boat…a broken sail…! Who knows? In my opinion, it is not right for a man on a big fancy cruise ship to criticize the man on a paddle boat. They are not even…

  • Let’s Stay Connected

    I’m scared, y’all… I’ll be honest, the thought of losing you freaks me out! Let me explain: Last week, Instagram had a bit of a hiccup in it’s system. I’m not totally sure why or what happened, but I noticed lots of accounts being affected. We were randomly losing highlights on our profile, and stories were being deleted! It was driving me crazy and just sort of an annoying “first world” problem. Then I realized…my eggs are ALL in one basket! If (god forbid) Instagram/Facebook were to shut down tomorrow, I’d lose YOU! How would I be able to talk to my friends anymore?? How would I keep those relationships…

  • We’re All In This Together

    I’m not the first to say it, and I know I won’t be the last…but this month has been WILD! I’ve been in a brain fog and at an utter loss for words for the last week now. Trying desperately to understand it all and find some sort of normalcy amongst the chaos and uncertainty. Life as we knew it seems to be a faint memory now, and it feels like we’re living in a false reality or something. I love the airport analogy that I keep seeing on social media about how nothing makes sense…time doesn’t exist…there are no rules… It’s just blowing my mind how fast things escalated!…

  • Be Kind

    “In a world where you can be anything, BE KIND.” Such a basic quote with such powerful words, am I right? I’m sure you’ve seen in the headlines about Caroline Flack passing away on Saturday… I didn’t know much about her personally, nor am I coming here to make this a controversial conversation; but hearing the news really hit something deep inside of me. I saw an article that spoke about her retweeting that quote along with the movement #BeKind. My heart broke when I read that… Sadly, Caroline took her own life last weekend, because she was hurting. Hurting so deeply inside, yet even in her time of pain,…

  • Family Bond

    There’s a small white pillow on my grandma’s couch; it has red stitching that says, “OUR FAMILY IS A CIRCLE OF STRENGTH AND LOVE. WITH EVERY BIRTH AND UNION, THE FAMILY GROWS. EVERY OBSTACLE FACED TOGETHER MAKES THE CIRCLE STRONGER. EVERY JOY SHARED MAKES MORE LOVE.” This pillow has been here for a while, but I’ve only recently taken notice of it. Since moving back home from North Carolina, I’ve lived with my grandma, and we’ve become pretty great friends let me tell ya. Not only do we share a birthday, but we also share a love for Panera salads and The Bachelor! So when she got admitted to the…

  • Daily Affirmations

    Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Repeatedly tearing down our minds and bodies does not heal the wounds, it only deepens them. When we take the time to commit ourselves to change and growth, we will become stronger. It’s so much easier said than done, but it truly begins in OUR hearts & OUR minds first. When we believe in ourselves, others will too! Your possibilities are endless, but only if you take action to accomplish them. And trust me, I KNOW YOU CAN! To be honest, telling you that I talk to…