Transitioning into a more sustainable lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, when people approach it from an ‘all or nothing’ standpoint, that’s when expectations fall short and feelings of failure set in. I believe every little bit counts. Doing SOMETHING to help the planet is better than nothing at all, and imagine the difference we would make if we ALL did a little something. Nobody is perfect, so don’t strive for perfection. Strive for progress.
Hey hi hello, beautiful friends! I’ve been caught up lately – Caught up in strategizing, trying to make my blog more SEO friendly, and just totally missing the point of WHY I started thing dang thing over four years ago. While SEO, business strategy, and content calendars are important, my heart is with writing and connecting with my community. So, today I’m saying screw you to SEO and OVER-planing. I just want to WRITE what’s currently on my mind. I figured what better place to start than to just share what I’m loving lately. Here we go!
Can you live a healthy life on a budget? This is a question I get asked a lot. The answer is yes. Yes, you can absolutely eat healthy, exercise, and live a full life all while living within your means. I moved to NYC six years ago with a salary of $35,000 and no paid-time-off. I lived in Astoria, Queens with two roommates, paid $850 a month for rent, and commuted into midtown everyday for work. With that said, I ate super clean, practiced yoga regularly, traveled, AND managed to save $10,000 that year.
Introspection and self-reflection… it’s an art, and we all could use more of it. Let me ask you: Does your brain feel cluttered? Do you often feel as though your days are spent trying to keep your head above water? The good news is you’re not alone. However, it’s time to make changes. Being swamped is not something to take pride in. Let’s create space for self-reflection, so we can examine our own internal thoughts and dissect what they mean and how they make us feel.
The Best of 2017: Becoming my own boss, traveling to far places, and celebrating 4 years of bloggingCareer + Blogging/Wellness + Lifestyle
I’ve sat down to write this blog post SO many times in the past 72 hours, and I can’t seem to find the words. I guess that’s the best way for me to describe 2017… it has been quite an indescribable and pivotal year. Next week marks my one year anniversary since quitting the 9-5 grind to be my own boss. Of course, I was nervous not knowing how this would pan out, but I weirdly felt a sense of calm and comfort in my ‘risky’ decision. Looking back, that was my gut telling me everything would be alright if I just let go. Since then, life has kind of felt like I’ve been hitting all of the boost pads in Mario Kart.