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Dream Big

You Don’t Have To Dream Big To Be Happy

I just need to get something off my chest, it weighs on me a bit. I hate the thought of someone watching me say things like “chase your dreams,” “take risks,” or use hashtags like #dreambig and feel like if they have no desire to do those things there is something wrong with that. To be clear, those are things that make ME happy; thinking big, having something seemingly unattainable to work towards, taking risks and putting my creative work…

This Is 25

You know that cheesy new years quote "2015 was warm up, 2016 was practice, 2017 is game time" or whatever the quote is? That is kind of what it feels like turning 25, it feels like it is finally game time. And not like the get myself pumped up, read a bunch of motivational quotes and try to naively convince myself that I've done enough practice that I'm ready for the olympics when I've never even played on a legit…

25

25 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Come this Sunday I will have been alive on this planet for a quarter of a century… 25 freaking years! I get that it’s not THAT long, but still, when you put it that way it sounds insane. Is it just me or do the years get shorter as we get older? It sure feels like it. This past year has been a year of almost complete transformation; I think if I had a conversation with my 24-year-old self I…

Dairy Free Diary

Dairy Free Diary: Donuts Are Not Dairy Free

This post was inspired by a dietary restriction and a donut. I’ve been arguing with myself for quiet some time about going dairy free to confirm that I am in fact lactose intolerant. My body has never sat well with dairy but it’s never caused too many issues, however, in the past year my sensitivity has escalated. Blake must be really sick of me complaining that my stomach hurts every time I eat a meal. I have never drank cow…

anxiety

Dear Anxiety, Chill The Eff Out

Dear Anxiety, We need to talk, again. We’ve had this conversation before; you need to chill the eff out. I’m writing you this letter to remind myself that you are not a part of me, you are simply a confused, weak and insecure voice inside my head, and I am the observer of your insanity. I am the quiet, confident, calmness that exists when I remember that all those anxious thoughts are not me. While you are rambling on and…

Relationships

Relationships Are Opportunities For Growth

People seemed super into last week’s post, How To Get Over Being Cheated On, so I thought I would keep with the relationship theme this week. I have been in my fair share of relationships, so I will say I have quite a bit of experience in this department. Some might say I’m the relationship type and some might say I’m just afraid to be alone. But, the truth is I just got over my fear of being hurt by…

cheated on

How To Get Over Being Cheated On

Here's the deal, I have these pictures of me sailing in San Diego and a blog topic idea that I keep trying to make go away but I can't seem to shake it... it really wants to be talked about: How To Get Over Being Cheated On. I'm assuming most of you won't take the time to read the post, so enjoy the pictures! As for the rest of you, excuse me while I shamelessly incorporate sailing metaphors into a…

Big Family

7 Things You Learn Growing Up In A Big Family

Growing up in a big family means living a pretty damn full life, I mean that literally and figuratively. It sometimes feels like my life is filled to the brim with family gatherings, holiday parties, baptisms, birthday parties, family vacation or weddings. It can get pretty exhausting, but it also means my life is filled to the brim with people who care about me and who look out for each other. It is as crazy as crazy gets; here are…

free

Free Yourself To Live Your Best Life

In the spirit of keeping the freedom theme of this week alive, I felt inspired to share a few things that I have decided to free myself of. These are things that I have chosen to give up because I felt like they were holding me back from becoming my best, happiest, most fulfilled self. My life plan – Honestly, nothing has gone according to “my plan” and I’m so grateful that it hasn’t. When I graduated college my “logical…

health

My New Health And Fitness Philosophy

Let me start this off by saying that I am not a health professional, nor do I claim that my advice is the best and only advice for everyone. Every body is unique and beautiful and what works for me might not work for everyone. I am just a girl trying to figure out how to best take care of my own body. When it comes to health and fitness my habits in the past have been pretty extreme. Constantly…