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    20 Things to Be Thankful For in 2020

    It probably goes without saying, but 2020 has been something else. There has been a whole lot of bad, but I also think there has been plenty to be thankful for as well. I instituted my nightly “Good Things” reviews on my Instagram stories, which really helped put everything in perspective and remind me that there are always good things even amongst the bad. one | friends, family, and everyone in between Let’s start off easy! I am so lucky to be surrounded by the most caring, empathetic, and supportive people. I wouldn’t be who I am today or have survived 2020 without each and every person that’s been by…

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    Catching My Eye | 11.13.20

    We made it! The end of another week. How was your week? Mine felt like it flew by but also crawled by if that makes any sense. This weekend is looking like it will be a little slower, which is no problem for me. Life has been hectic, aside from last weekend, and I’m definitely looking forward to the slower days that winter is bringing our way. Sometimes, I think it’s really nice to slow down, take a look at everything around you, think about everything you’ve learned or have to learn, and just breathe it all in. Let’s get started with what’s been catching my eye this week! one…

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    A Weekend in Tellico Plains

    I snuck away to the mountains over the weekend with my boyfriend, and it was the most wonderful escape I could have asked for. Earlier in the pandemic, around May, I was craving a trip to the mountains. This may not seem unusual, but I am such a beach girl since I grew up in Florida, so craving a trip to the mountains was odd for me. I was worried about taking a trip during a pandemic, but I figured the mountains would be the perfect getaway since the point is to minimize interaction with other humans anyway. I settled on a cabin in Tellico Plains — a small town about three…

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    Catching My Eye | 11.6.20

    This week was a pretty quiet week. Aside from stressing out about the election every ten minutes, I didn’t have too much on my plate. I’m going out of town with my boyfriend for the weekend to a cabin in east Tennessee, and I am so excited to get away from everything for just a little bit. I rarely take a weekend off, so it will be nice to have some time just to the two of us. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | this article talking about making a good-day and a bad-day plan… 2020 has tested us all in unexpected ways. I…

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    November 2020 Goals & An October Update

    Does anyone else feel like October was forever and a half long? I know I did, but I barely scratched my to-do items off the list. Between health issues and car issues, I think I just had a lot of big life events packed into one month. I’m hoping November is a little slower, and I can accomplish more of my long-term goals. Let’s get started! October 2020 Goals Update one | read all the books on my October tbr I participated in a reading challenge on Instagram, and I planned on reading four books. Like most plans, this fell through. I started every single book, but I only finished…

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    Catching My Eye | 10.30.20

    I’m not exaggerating when I say this week has been a DOOZY. I won’t get into all the details, but I can say that I am very ready for this weekend. I will be spending this morning volunteering at a local, outdoor fundraiser for a young-professional group I am a part of, and then, I have the rest of the day off! Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some last-minute reading done to finish another book or two for this month. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | these gifts for book-lovers… It doesn’t feel like it, but my birthday is just around the corner.…

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    Catching My Eye | 10.23.20

    Last week was a doozy, which made this week a week full of playing catch-up! I had a medical issue pop-up last week on Monday, which led to me needing a minor procedure on Thursday. The last half of my week was completely useless as I prepared for the procedure and then recovered, but on the bright side, I was well taken care of by my roommate and boyfriend, and I recovered in time to celebrate a friend’s wedding at a small outdoor ceremony. This week was all about catching up on everything I let sit by last week. It was busy, but I feel like I accomplished most of…

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    My Perfect Morning Routine

    2020 has been horrible and disappointing in so many ways, but it’s also given me a chance to slow down, take stock of what really matters to me, and cultivate habits and routines that help me become a better me. One of the routines I feel like I have gotten down to a science during this time is my morning routine. My mornings have never been better than during the pandemic. Part of this is because I don’t have anything keeping me out late at night, so I get a full night’s sleep, but another part of this is due to adding in some instrumental to-do items to my morning checklist. Let’s…

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    Catching My Eye | 10.09.20

    Happy Friday! This week was all about implementing little things to make each day feel like the best day. I started having five-minute dance parties after lunch. I treat myself to coffee two to three times a week. I watch the sunrise or set from my bedroom window. Just little things to make every day a little bit special. Do you have any practices like that? I’d love to know what they are. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | this breakdown on misconceptions about the enneagram… If you didn’t know, I love the enneagram. I think it’s such a fascinating way to understand the…

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    October Goals & A September Update

    How lucky I am to live in a world with Octobers? October is one of my favorite months. It’s the start of the holiday season, but it’s a bit slower of a month since Halloween doesn’t typically require travel. Like most humans, I love sweater-season and can’t keep salted-caramel flavors out of my mouth. I love pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and everything else that comes with the season. Let’s get started with my September update and October goals! September 2020 Goal Update one | track my eating habits I’ll be honest, I sort of did this. I eat so similarly every day, that I feel like I can log certain…