• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 21st Century Friendships

    “So no one told you life was gonna be this way… Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A… It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear… When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year… I’LL BE THERE FOR YOUUU!!”   Yep. You guessed it. We’re talking all about FRIENDS today! (P.S. if you didn’t sing along to that, I’m not mad–I’m just disappointed.)   Let’s cut straight to the point. Making friends has never come easy for me. For the vast majority of my life, I’ve been insanely shy. My friend group mainly consisting of siblings and close cousins. Not that…