Ahhh, the thoughtful side of the site. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings, so sometimes I share them in case they might help someone else. Thoughts on being single, finding encouragement from the Lord, feeling content, etc. I hope this is a space where you can feel uplifted and encouraged. We're all in this together and I'm rooting for you! While I'm rooting, I'll also be thinking deeply and giving advice (hopefully some that's helpful!).

  • Thinking

    25 Things on My 25-Year-Old To-Do List

    Today’s the day!! I’ve officially been alive for a quarter of a century! This year is different than the others because I have ABSOLUTELY NO PLANS. I have nowhere I need to be, no job I’m tied down to, no significant other or schooling or ANYTHING keeping me in one place. So you know what? I’m going to go to whatever place I feel like!! Crazy, right?! That we live in a day and age where working from anywhere is an option?? I’m not complaining, that’s for sure. SO. Because my year is wide open, I want to fill it with some goals!! Anybody else find it hard to accomplish anything…

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    4 Things I Learned in College

    It’s that time of year again! The weather may still be hot as ever, but you’ve gotta trade your beach bag for a backpack. Seeing all the “back to school” posts always makes me nostalgic, so I thought I’d share my best advice since I’m basically super ancient and wise now (I’ll be 25 in three days!) 😉 . I had a little different experience than most –  I attended a private Christian university! I honestly don’t think I missed out on much, though. My college experience is something I wouldn’t trade for the world. Here are the 4 most important things I learned during my 4 years! 1. You…

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    5 Ways to Have a Productive Day

    I’ve recently been trying to figure out how to make my days a little more productive. Some days are great, don’t get me wrong! I’ll get more than one outfit shot, buy groceries, do my laundry, exfoliate and self tan ALL IN ONE DAY. But it’s the next day that’s the problem. I may sleep in an hour or two later, drink some coffee, get distracted by Instagram stories or a book… Next thing I know, it’s 4:00 pm and I’ve accomplished basically nothing. So I decided to do something about it! I’ve been trying several different tactics, and I think I’ve finally found a winning combo. If you need…

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    6 Things No One Told Me About Traveling Solo

    Sure, you see a lot of stuff these days all about men and women who quit their day jobs to become travel bloggers, writers, influencers, what have you. Their lives look so incredibly glamorous, filled with infinity pools and jungle safaris, room service laden with exotic fruits and croissants, Instagram stories all about their fun-filled itinerary. And while a lot of their lives are as glamorous as they appear, I feel like, for an average person like myself… traveling by yourself isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here are a few things I realized shortly after I started my journey as a “solo traveler.” It’s lonely. Last night marked one week…

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    5 Signs a 9 to 5 Isn’t for You (and why that’s okay)

    It’s been a little over a month since I started blogging (yay!) and I’ve gotta say… I LOVE IT. Is it a lot of work? Um, yes. So much work. Have I made a bunch of money? Lololol. Only if you consider $10.40 and a free package of chocolate covered almonds a bunch of money. Is it rewarding as heck? YEAH. Lemme tell you why. I am NOT the kind of person who can sit still for long (apart from Netflix binges – that’s a whole different ballgame). So for pretty much my entire life, every career idea I’ve entertained (i.e. cake decorator, singer, nanny, writer, blogger) has been anything…

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