• Energy is Contagious

    My dad has always told us that we become like the people we spend the most time with, so choose carefully! If you’re constantly hanging around and learning from 4 highly successful businessmen, odds are you’ll become the 5th! Likewise, if you regularly hang around unhappy and nonmotivated individuals, you guessed it…you’ll be the next! Energies are very contagious and I believe that the environment we put ourselves in will heavily impact our thoughts and actions. Sometimes it’s difficult because we like to see the potential in others who may not see things the way we do. BUT, like mentioned in 1st Corinthians 15:33 “Evil company corrupts good habits.” You…

  • 2020 Taught Me… (part 2)

    Last week we dove into the takeaways that 2020 gave us, and this week we will add a few more to the list! Despite the historical events that took place, I feel like a lot of good came out as well. We struggled and suffered along the way, but when we shift our mindset to recognize the positives, it shows exactly what lessons we were so lucky to learn through it all!  Here I present to you, 10 (more) things that 2020 taught us… You aren’t defined by your day job/career! Being unemployed or having to take time off can be difficult. It can make you feel lost or lacking…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Body Image & Self-Love (part 2)

    “Another person’s beauty is not the absence of our own.” I felt like this was a good quote to start with because today, that’s what we’re focusing on. Comparison is a nasty game to get into…no one plays fair, there’s lies, flags and fouls on the field…and the ref has to blow their whistle a few too many times. Now, I’m no sports fan, but I can promise you–that’s NOT something I want to get roped into! When we choose to compare, the one that takes the fall becomes ourselves. Teaching our minds that we are not good enough, and that someone else is “better.” Let’s face it; LIFE IS…

  • Comparison is the Thief of JOY

    Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized by the little troll we call COMPARISON? Yes. I see you…in the back? Don’t be ashamed. I’m right there with you. I could rant on this topic for dayyysss if you let me, but I promise, I’ll get down from my soapbox in a minute. Like I’m sure many of you can relate, those toxic thoughts have tormented my mind countless times. Shutting me down and whispering lies into my ear like that little devil on your shoulder. Causing discontent and pain in our life. Making you want to toss salt and flick him away. (please tell me you’ve seen The…

  • Inhale the FUTURE, Exhale the PAST

    Letting go is hard for me. Sometimes I find myself so caught up in the past, I forget to live in the moment. Forcing myself to remember all of the good old times and not actually realizing just how good I have it now too. For example, the year I turned 16 was one of the best summers of my life. Fast forward to my Senior trip in Florida, unforgettable. Moving all the way to North Carolina with my best friend, (insane) but SO INCREDIBLE. Or when I turned 20 and launched my very own online clothing store!?  All the times I was living my best and happiest life, gone…

  • But First…COFFEE

    SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CAFFEINE DEALERS!   As I’m sure you’ve come to learn (via 97% of my social media posts) I take my coffee addiction pretty seriously… That heavenly glorified bean water just does something to me, man. Makes me shaky and anxiety ridden, but also extremely happy and counting down the minutes to my next cup—so quite honestly, I choose to look past the negatives.    There’s never been a time in my life that I didn’t know both of my parents to drink coffee. They always had a pot brewing throughout the day and sometimes even gave us a cup (with extra vanilla creamer of course). So if…

  • The Finer Things

    “Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you’ll look back, and realize they were the big things.”   Oh how this quote resonates with me. When I think about some of my most fond memories, or my favorite things about my favorite people–it always comes down to the small details. The inside jokes…the spur of the moment outings…all of the random elements that make them unique… THOSE are what mean the most to me.   Of course big things can be important too, but come on. You have to admit, it’s so much more exciting when you let yourself get captivated by the finer things life has to…