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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…

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…

Advice For A College Grad

Advice For A College Grad

Post grad life is confusing, sometimes terrifying and often difficult to maneuver on your own. You think you “found yourself” in college, only to graduate and realize you have no idea who the hell you are. I get it. Which is why I put together this collection of advice for a college grad – from the minds of women I personally admire, who have experienced this time for themselves and maneuvered it beautifully! I hope their words impact you the…

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…