The first week of February is almost over and done with and you know what that means: it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day. When done right Valentine's Day is all about sharing love with the people around you - both romantically and platonically - and taking the time to treat yourself right as well. Unfortunately for the planet, the rampant consumerism that is associate with Valentine's Day generates a lot of waste. So today I want to talk about how you can have a sustainable Valentine's Day; because after all, the Earth needs some loving too.
I hope y’all had a great January and are ready to jump right into February! What went on: January was a crazy busy month for me. For starters I finished exploring Ireland with my family and boyfriend (read about it here!) and returned to the United States eager to catch up on my sleep. I love traveling, but it’s also nice to return home and relax after a long trip. Unfortunately for me I didn’t have much down time to recuperate – as soon as I got home I went to a bridal shower to celebrate my amazing friend Kristen who is getting married in March. The shower was so…
In December I was fortunate enough to travel to Ireland with my family and boyfriend for a ten day getaway. We spent the first four days of our trip in Belfast, which is part of Northern Ireland. There is so much to do, see, and eat in Belfast, and I hope this blog post empowers you to book a trip of your own!
Starting this month I'm going to have monthly recaps where I talk about what I've been up to, what I've been enjoying, and what I have planned for the future. I'll also be sharing my intentions with y'all and talking about them in depth. Hope you enjoy!
One of my favorite bloggers, Erin Outdoors, has a tradition of sitting down at the end of each year and writing down her personal reflections from that year. Even though New Years Eve has always been my least favorite holiday, I've decided to take this time as 2018 comes to a close to reflect on my own deep thoughts from this year. Here are five things that I learned in 2018:
One question I’ve been asked non-stop by relatives and family friends now that I’ve graduated is “what’s next?” What direction do I want my life to go in now that I don’t have school anchoring me in one place? How will I spend my time without class schedules and deadlines? What kind of person will I become? These questions are innocent enough when asked by people who only want the best for me, but they ricochet around in my mind when I lie down in bed and close my eyes. I’ve spent the better part of my life within the confines of educational institutions, so what will become of me…
Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is looming over the horizon. It’s easy to focus on the deals that large corporations tempt us with today, on Black Friday, but I’m here to convince you to hold onto your precious dollar and spend it where it really counts: supporting small businesses. Small Business Saturday is a movement that encourages people to shop local on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Spending money locally is a great way to support artists and creators while keeping money within your community. Here are some local small business that I love, and that I think you’ll love too!