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    Introducing “A Spoonful of Honi”

    Why, hello there! Welcome to my brand new website, “A Spoonful of Honi.” You may be wondering what spurred this rebranding decision, especially since I just relaunched “From Narnia to Neverland” last August. It may seem a bit soon to be doing all this change, but I felt like the time was right. With all the change I’ve been going through in my personal life, I thought it was only right for my blog to go through some change to. The last nine months have been a time for me to figure what I want this blog (and my life) to truly be — a creative outlet to talk about…

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    The Key to Life: Balance

    “Some nights you drink tea, some nights you drink whiskey.” – Atticus You might have noticed that I’ve undertaken a lot of monthly challenges lately. I’m constantly pushing my limits to be the best version of myself. I try new things, cut negative habits out of my life, and try to make time for what is important. Amid all the slashing and replacing and changing,  I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that balance is the key to a happy life. Deep down, I think we all know that. It sounds so simple. Balance. It’s something we are told from an early age — balance, balance, balance. Despite the…

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    Pumping the Brakes

    You may be wondering why you aren’t reading this blog post on a whole new website with a brand new blog name. I’m sorry, but I’ve got your answer right here: I decided to wait. Launching a new blog requires a million tiny little tasks to get done behind the scenes, and I had way too much going on this weekend to dedicate any additional time to a blog relaunch. So, I decided to wait. I decided to take my time and get it right rather than rush through the process and fix all the little things after I launched. And I thought that was an important lesson to discuss…

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    Big Changes Are Coming…

    “From Narnia to Neverland” has existed since March 2015. It’s three years old, and it’s gone through a lot. What started as a class project has turned into a true passion for me. I love having a creative outlet that I control completely. I love having a place that’s just mine to post whatever I want. I get to design it and play with it and make it my own — and it’s awesome. I relaunched my blog after a year hiatus in August 2017, and I’ve been posting almost twice a week the entire time (even with a hurricane, moving, traveling, and a ton of life changes in between).…

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    Top 10 Lessons I Learned in College

    Happy Elon Day! I graduated in May 2017 from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. It’s a small(ish), liberal arts school that educates the northeast on southern charm (it’s got a lot of kids from Connecticut and New Jersey who like frats and country music). Every March we celebrate Elon Day — a day dedicated to fundraising and donating, but also focused on appreciating a fantastic university and the opportunities it affords its students. Even though I’m officially a real world freshman, I still wanted to celebrate, and of course, that involves a blog post highlighting the top ten lessons I took with me from university. Let’s get started! 1.…

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    I Quit

    On average, people spend over two hours a day on social media. Two hours a day wasted on scrolling, liking, commenting, and mindlessly scrolling some more. And that’s only the physical time spent on these platforms. That doesn’t even factor in the time people spend taking photos, thinking about what to send out into the void, or analyzing when the best time to post is. I want to reclaim that time. There have been countless articles and conversations about the impact of social media on our brains, the most notable, to me, being Simon Sinek’s conversation about Millennials in the workplace and social media addiction. While I don’t necessarily agree with…

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    We're Going to Disneyland!

    Actually, we already went. And it was just as magical as I thought it would be. I grew up in Florida, so I’ve been to Disney World plenty of times, but the first time I really experienced it was when I went during the spring break of my freshman year of college with my best friend. That’s when I caught the Disney bug. He’s obsessed with Disney, and we went all out for spring break — park hopping, fancy meals, riding thunder mountain twelve times in a row, it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. If you read my post from last week, you’ll know that…

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    6 Things I Learned At My First Comic Con

    Last Friday I flew out to Long Beach, California for my first comic con ever. If you’re like most people that know me, you’re probably wondering how the heck I got involved in a comic con, and it’s all because of my brother’s girlfriend, Tori. Tori is an incredibly talented artist (check her stuff out at torianne.ink or follow her on social media at torianne00) who has an amazing style and gift for art I have always admired. So, when she asked me to attend a comic con with her where she would be giving two presentations and selling her work in the Artist’s Alley, I jumped at the chance. If…

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    New Year, New Resolutions

    Happy New Year! When does it become unacceptable to say that? Anyways, it is the new year, and with a new year means new resolutions and goals. I know there’s a lot of argument against new year’s resolutions, but I don’t see the harm. In my humble opinion, we should always be striving to be best the best versions of ourselves, whether that be on the first of the year or a random Tuesday half-way through October. Resolutions, to me, are broad ideas of how you would like to change in the new year, so that’s what I’ve outlined in this post. Let’s get started! 1. Be kind to myself…

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    7 Lessons from 2017

    2017 felt like a constant battle. I dealt with a lot of (pointless) drama during my last semester of college, I graduated, I moved (twice), and I started a new job; looking back, it really wasn’t all that bad. This was a year of growing up and discovering a lot about myself in the process. Check out what I learned this year and what knowledge I plan to take with me into 2018 to make it my best year yet. 1. Forgiveness doesn’t come easy, but it’s essential to moving forward. I’ve been hurt a lot in my life. By people that know it and people that don’t. I’m sure…