Saying no to things makes me squirm. Uncontrollably. It makes me feel icky that I may be turning down something that's super important to a friend. Or, when I was a part of the work world, something that may have gotten me more pay, improved skills, or a promotion. Why? Well, for the longest time . . .
Do you have a wise friend that's always inspiring you with new things? With her new approaches to living an amazing life? And lifting you up, inspiring you to be your best? Of course you do. She's your bestie. Your go to when you're in a pinch. So why not have a list of your "bestie" bloggers? . . .
I had the best of intentions when I made a plan the night before to exercise this morning. I meant to put out my workout clothes, wake up when my alarm went off (instead of snoozing), and spring out of bed ready to face my spinning bike. But then…well…my brain happened. Nothing running through my . . .
It’s 2015. I’m wearing my “typical corporate uniform”, nervously twirling the lone Tiffany’s ring I wear, waiting for my boss to arrive. It’s time for my monthly one on one – corporate speak for “are you meeting your numbers and increasing our profits.” As I fidget and try to finish emails, I’m all . . .
Oh how I wish I could start this post by telling you it’ll be okay, that living with your maximalist parents will all work out and they will stop making you crazy with all the stuff they’ve accumulated (and continue to accumulate). But this is life; real life, and others (especially parents) . . .
As I finish making a Caramel Macchiato that’s Cali Style with Nonfat Milk, No Foam, and Extra Drizzle; I can feel it. Without even looking up, I can feel the crossed arms, the stern looks, the glazed over eyes thinking, “I need caffeine now, why don’t you just hurry up already.” I’m only four drinks . . .
It was another one of those days. The type of day where I sat for two hours in traffic trying to forget I was stuck, creeping along at a snails pace, and doing my best to stay calm. “Just breathe,” I told myself. I forced a smile and tried to focus on the fact that I was alive and had a job. Like . . .
You had a stellar 2016. You learned to live again. Yes, you were knocked down. Knocked right back down to the bottom. But from the bottom, there is only one direction – and that’s up. You’re standing at the bottom of the most beautiful mountain looking up at all the new and exciting things you can . . .
It’s almost Christmas, how exciting! I love this time of year, but there’s one thing I can do without – the panicked frenzy, the crazy driving, the selfishness, and the increase in rudeness. None of this sounds like Christmas does it? And yet, we put ourselves in this state of overwhelm and bah hum . . .
Switching to simple living? YouTube. Broken down car? YouTube. Learning to cook? YouTube. Trying to travel hack? YouTube. Hysterical cat videos? YouTube. Whenever I’m trying to figure something out that seems unfigureoutable (TY Marie Forleo), I turn to YouTube. I’ve found that all of life’s . . .