Scrolling through Instagram as I'm wont to do in the late evenings before bed, I stopped by one of my favorite corners of the internet. A wonderfully wild, raw corner by a lovely young woman, @katy_who. It's no surprise to her followers that she always speaks candidly and veraciously about life and its ups and downs. I found her most recent post definitely inspiring and her message stirred a thought in me.
Why is it so much easier to find the excuses than to find the reasons? Read More
As I'm sitting here in linen shorts, literally on the floor in front of my air conditioner, I'm thinking about the new job I'll be starting next week. I'm thinking about how I get to "start over" and re-create who I want to be. However, it's as soon as I get to that line, "how I want to be," that I start wondering, why am I always trying to create something new?
I can remember when I started at the hospital, how I wanted to be cool and smart, and how I wanted to nurses to like me. That charade honestly lasted about two weeks before I started showing my true colors. I found bookworms and nature lovers, people who wanted to sing out lyrics from RENT when the clinic lobby was empty. Read More
A few months ago, @christinalynncreative was hosting a giveaway on her lovely instagram account. Her prize? A beautifully crafted card from Papier just in time for Mother's Day. I entered her contest—because duh, what a pretty card!—seeing as the two ladies on the front seemed to resemble both me and my momma so closely. (Me with my bangs and her with a sweet smile.) To my absolute delight, I was announced as the winner! I happily accepted my prize and held it dearly to me until this morning when I gifted it to my mother. Read More
It's probably no surprise to some of my internet friends, but I was starting to get curious as more and more guys and gals were posting their collaboration stories with JORD Watches. I first noticed them about three months or so ago when it seemed like everyone was sporting their absolutely gorgeous wooden watches. When one of their marketers reached out to me to do a collab, I almost screamed. I was so honored and excited for the chance to work with them!
I've now been wearing my gorgeous Frankie watch for over 10 days now and I've received so many compliments. Whether busy at the hospital or hiking through humid forests in the northwest, this beautiful watch keeps me on track and on time. I love that this watch is up for any weather and anything. Read More
As 2017 sailed off into the sunset (or limped in some cases), it's become time to look forward to newly created hopes, dreams, and plans for 2018. A new year brings new challenges, goals, resolutions, plans, and more. We buy planners and bullet journals, new calendars, and lovely stationery to prepare for everything we need to get done; small and large tasks alike that we can systematically check off our lists. While I'm not disagreeing—considering I, myself, have my own "to do" list just to the left of me as I type—I've also made a semi-silent and internal promise to myself this new year: to do what feels good. While I, like so many others, am vowing to lose weight, it's more than just watching the numbers from the scale drop. It's a gently and lovingly wrapped portion of a larger package: to love myself.
While thinking about self love the other day, I started to mentally compile ways that I can show myself physical, verbal, and mental love. Below is a small list of ways that you too can bring a bit more of that "treat yo self" mentality to your everyday life. Read More