This weekend, I was walking my dogs through a nearby park, gazing admiringly at the clear blue sky while cherishing the sound of birds chirping. Among the tranquility, I found myself reflecting on the past six months. They have consisted of the most enriching experiences of my life and resulted in immense personal growth. I … Continue reading Four Lessons I’ve Learned in 2019.
What follows is a letter that I wrote on February 16th, 2019-- just short of Valentine's Day. It is written to myself from my courage. The letter addresses a lie I often find myself believing and works to call out every way in which this lie lacks validity. The exercise was massively impactful for me. … Continue reading A letter to the women who have felt “less than” lately.
Dare I say the A word? What if I told you that I struggle with it too? Normally, I write about happiness, living boldly, and being one's most authentic self. However, I think it's important to give a voice to an emotion that plagues many of us. Frankly, I don't believe you can sustain happiness, … Continue reading I said the A word: Anxiety.
The Cheerleader These friends know how to PUMP. YOU. UP. They are your biggest supporters and always ready to cheer you on. These friends yell the loudest for your accomplishments and jump for joy when you share good news. Even more, each "Hooray!" is genuine and meaningful. They love to celebrate you and every other … Continue reading The 5 Friends Everyone Should Seek.
I'm not sure why I'm feeling especially inspired this evening. Perhaps it's because of the extra time I was able to spend with family or the two hour drive I had back to school. Regardless, my heart's been speaking non-stop and as I started writing, I really couldn't stop. Below is a piece of my … Continue reading A Sunday Evening Note on the Ever-Daunting Discovery of one’s Purpose.
Let's talk about love. It's a topic that every human on the planet knows to varying extents. Some know love as the ultimate form of euphoria and gaze admiringly at the prospect of being in love. To others, love is a distant friend; one they haven't seen or felt in years but express optimism in encountering … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Love (pt 1): What Heartbreak Taught Me
I had so much fun this week collaborating with my sweet friend, Kelli Calkin, to bring you our top 7 tips to enjoying alone time! Kelli has her own blog called Kiss and Kell and YOU GUYS, IT IS STUNNING. SERIOUSLY, I CAN'T HANDLE IT. If you're not already familiar with Kelli's work, a 30 … Continue reading How to Enjoy Spending Time Alone
YOU GUYS! 22 whole years of living. What is this life? Stop the madness! I am exactly 8 years away from being 30. 30!!!!!!! I can't even on so many levels right now. --- Alright. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, it's time to share my heart --- I sit here today … Continue reading A Reflection on the Last 22 Years of Life (as told by my favorite Pinterest quotes)
For those that have spent time with me perhaps sipping coffee at a local cafe or sharing our hearts over a bottle of wine, you know the role that positivity plays in my life. It is the cornerstone to my day and the central focus of everything that I do. I have found so much … Continue reading How to Stay Joyful in your Day to Day Life
1. Discounts As a study abroad student, you have so many discounts available to you and many of these discounts require no more than a few clicks of effort to find. If you're studying in Europe, you likely have a student visa to stay in the country for an extended period of time. This visa … Continue reading A Study Abroad Student’s Guide to Travel on a Budget