With every birthday, I take time to reflect on the past year and the journey it has been, and time to set goals for the new year ahead. 23 described in one word was the Year of GROWTH. I have never grown as much as I have in the past year.
Many people are saying “I can’t wait for things to go back to normal” and I disagree. The new normal I am currently living in is different from the old normal I was living before, but it is not worse. My future normal post-pandemic definitely does not look the same as my past. Why go … Continue reading My future normal does not look like the past
Vulnerability is a sign of weakness. You can't let them see who you really are, because what if they don't accept you? This is what I believed until I realized...
If you have every traveled with me, especially to Europe, you know that I consider myself an almond croissant snob with a slight obsession. Find out where I have found the the best almond croissants on Earth - so far!
When quarantine started, I decided to do an experiment trying a new milk alternative each week to see which was the best in the four following categories: Taste on its own (aka is it cookie dunking worthy?), consistency in coffee, taste in cereal, and consistency in cooking/baking. So far, I have tried almond, cashew, coconut, walnut and oat milk. Check out the post to see my results!
The past three months I have been working on improving my health, in all aspects of the word. What started out as an initial goal to make healthier eating choices, quickly transformed into a bigger goal of getting rid of thought distortions that are keeping me from experiencing joy and happiness in my daily life. … Continue reading Change your mindset, change your life
Where the Crawdads Sing is my January Book Pick for 2020 and I could not put it down! It has history, love, crime, mystery and a beautiful coming of age story. Read more to find out why I loved this book, and why you will too.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss 2019 was the year of reading (in addition to traveling of course). Before high school, I used to be an absolute book worm. You could not pull me away from books … Continue reading 2019: Reading in Review
My 22nd year was one of transformation, and I am still figuring it out. Taylor Swift said it best: "We are happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time." Hell yeah we are, honey. I have had extremely happy moments and extremely lonely moments. I have never felt more freedom in my life to … Continue reading Rookie Year Reflection: The false assumption that we have it all figured out
As some of you may know, I was not very kind to my body throughout college. Living on 4-5 hours of sleep a night juggling school, extracurricular activities, a part-time job, working out and partying all weekend. Senior year was difficult. I struggled to stay healthy and keep my immune system strong. I spent nearly … Continue reading The Importance (and necessity) of Self-Care