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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…

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…

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…

Happy

5 Tips For Living A Happy Life

Being happy is one of the most simple yet elusive of goals. We trick ourselves into thinking that it is a destination. We place happiness in Someday Land, where one day if we achieve the right goals or find the right person we can finally have it. The truth, happiness is a moment to moment choice that we all have access to at any given time. Here are a few of my favorite tips for living a happy life. Stop Trying…

optimism

My Evolution Of Optimism

Does anyone else agree that your twenties are basically just a broken record of feeling like you know EXACTLY who you are and what you want only to find that a year later you look back and say, “what the hell was I thinking?” Or, am I the only one? I knew for about year before the blog launched that I wanted to start blogging, so naturally I started doing some writing. I just found this post written from about a…

mom

Dear Mom, Incase I Don’t Tell You Enough

Dear Mom, Well first off, thank you for bringing me into this world. That whole giving birth thing sounds AWFUL, I can't imagine the pain you endured to give me life. You are the strongest person I know. Thank you for showing me what it means to be selfless and to care deeply about other people. Thank you for building me up and laying the foundation of my self esteem. Thank you for teaching me your beliefs and values, but encouraging…

happy

Why Being Happy Should Be Your Number One Priority

You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be, enjoy the moment, blah blah blah – I know, we’ve heard it before. But have you ever really, seriously tried it? A little over a year ago I was enthusiastically happy about where I was going, but I was terribly unhappy with where I was. All the goals were written out, the plan was in place, and let me tell you the future was looking very bright. Problem was I woke up anxious,…

Finding Confidence

The No BS Truth About Finding My Confidence

I don’t know how well you know me, or how closely you follow me, but the people closest to me have noticed and voiced a shift that has occurred in me. I’ve certainly noticed it. My confidence in what I am capable of and what I’m up to in the world is at an all-time high. I am fully standing in my power and I am feeling more real and honest than I’ve every felt before. It got me thinking.…