• June 2021 Goals
    Lifestyle,  Personal

    June Goals & A May Update | 2021

    We are almost halfway through the year which means it’s time to reestablish some of our goals! My boyfriend and I had our six-month check-in this weekend to reassess some of our annual goals, and it was a nice little reset to make sure we are going into the next six months of the year with fresh eyes and accurate goals. May was a pretty good month for me, and I’m excited to see what June holds. Let’s get started! May 2021 Goals one | take a day, and do nothing Mission accomplished, but not without the help of my boyfriend. He reminded me that sometimes we need to take…

  • Graduation
    Personal

    It’s Been Four Years…

    It’s been four years since I walked across the Elon University graduation stage. Four years that honestly flew by faster than I ever could have anticipated. I wanted to do a little bit of a reflection post to share what I learned in this time and how the real world isn’t all that scary. Let’s get started! What I’ve learned since graduating is… one | the world is so much bigger than you think it is If you let it, the world will show you exactly where you need to be, and you will experience so much more than you ever imagined. When I graduated, I couldn’t image life outside…

  • One Year Later
    Lifestyle,  Personal

    One Year Later

    It’s officially one year since I started working from home. One year since I thought, “Life will be back to normal in two weeks. How much can change in two weeks?” Oh, how little I knew. My world was about to be rocked. This past year has changed a lot for a people. Some people found out how important going out to eat was to their social life. Some people found out how much they really value their family. And me? Well. I found out a lot. Let’s get started! one | i kind of, almost like coffee now When the pandemic started, I was a strict vanilla almond milk…

  • Lifestyle,  Personal

    Things I Have For My Cat That Just Make Sense

    I’m bringing you a little bit of a different post today. I wanted to talk about all the things I have for Maggie, my cat, that make life just a little bit easier. If you don’t know, I have a cat. She’s about 2 years old, and I’ve had her for a little over a year. She’s the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me, and I love her with my whole heart. For starters, my cat loves to play fetch, so even though I waste all my money on toys for her, her favorite toy is hair ties she steals from my bathroom counter. I also have two…

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    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 01.08.21

    How’s everyone doing? There’s no denying that this was a tough week. I am once again saddened to my core about the current events in this nation. I can’t put into words what I am feeling, though words should be the one thing I have. I want to give everyone a giant group hug right now. I hope everyone can take a moment this weekend to hug their loved ones a little tighter and decompress from this sad event. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week… one | a breakdown of what happened at the capitol on Wednesday… If you somehow missed the news, here’s what happened…

  • girl drinking coffee in bed writing notes
    Personal

    2021 Intention & Goals

    I know it’s cheesy, but I love a new year. I love turning to a blank page in a notebook. I love setting goals and benchmarks. I love feeling like it’s a fresh start. My boyfriend and I actually set goals together this year (this was great for us individually as well as a couple, in my opinion), and we plan to hold one another accountable to achieving our dreams. We are both very driven and want to accomplish a lot in our lives, so having a built-in accountability buddy is very helpful. I’ve listed out ten goals below (it’s a lot, I know), but some are one-and-done, some are…

  • 1.1.21
    Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 01.01.21

    Happy 2021! How good does that feel to say? I had a very low-key New Year’s Eve cuddled up on the couch at home with my boyfriend watching Star Wars, but I made the amazing charcuterie/snack-plate below that we munched on all night long. I’m looking forward to 2021. I know it’s not going to be all that different from 2020 if we are being honest in terms of the pandemic, but it still feels like an amazing fresh start. I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday and is looking forward to a new year! Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | tips…

  • Catching My Eye,  Personal

    Catching My Eye | 12.18.20

    Happy Friday! I’m taking next week off of blogging to enjoy time at home for the first time in over a year. Earlier this week, I was really stressing out about flying — it’s not a thing I like on a good day much less in the middle of a pandemic — and it made me think about the fact that everyone is just doing their best right now. There is so much shame online right now if you do anything other than stay at home, and I think we as a society need to be a little less judgemental. For the most part, we are all doing our best, so let’s…

  • Last Minute Gift Ideas
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    Underrated Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Was it just me or was shopping for Christmas presents was harder than usual this year? I couldn’t think of any good, creative ideas. I’ve almost got everyone covered on my list at this point, but if you’ve got some last-minute shopping to do, check out my ideas. Let’s get started! one | socks This is only a good idea for those 18+ because kids will feel gypped, but I haven’t met a single adult who doesn’t love a good pair of socks for the holidays. two | a playlist I know we aren’t burning CDs anymore for our friends and family, but I still think a well-curated playlist for…

  • Books to Give as Gifts
    Book Lists,  Books,  Personal

    Top 10 Books to Give as Gifts

    Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you still have some people on your list to shop for. Last year I finished my Christmas shopping weeks ahead of time, but this year, like most other things, Christmas presents were not coming to me as easily as usual. Here are some books I think would make the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Let’s get started! one | The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Every city has a soul. The soul can be a beautiful thing or a destructive element. New York City has five souls. Five people that feel like a part of…