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!
When I was 18 years old and fresh out of high school I spent a month in Croatia. My family had taken in a foreign exchange student named Mia Beno at the beginning of the school year and we were inseparable by the time she was ready to go home. So I bought a plane ticket at the same time she did and went home with her. I had been out of the country several times with my family, but this was the first time I flew without them. I spent the first two weeks of the trip with Mia and her family in her home town Velika Gorica, and…
Its time to revive your bathroom routine with some simple and easy zero-waste swaps. Here are some of my favorite plastic-free picks for bathing, body, and beauty!
From a normal girl who loves pasta to a vegan to a... what am I now? Who really knows anymore. I'm going to talk a lot about my journey with food, but this post isn't just about me. It's about why we eat the things that we eat and how we can learn and grow from one another. I hope this inspires you to make changes in your own life or strengthens your personal beliefs and encourages you to stick to them.