February 12, 2017 Laura

Valentine’s Day can bring controversial feelings to many singles but it doesn’t have to. Love comes in so many forms and in so many areas of our lives. Valentine’s Day is about celebrating that love in all places.  This year will be the first Valentine’s Day in a bit that I’m on my own but that doesn’t mean I won’t be celebrating the holiday this year. I’ll be diving right in to the celebrations even so, actually this year I’ve decided to make Valentine’s Day about me and the self-love I am continuously cultivating in my life.   1.) Light some…

February 7, 2017 Laura

Do you ever have those days where you just can’t seem to get motivated? That was me today. Maybe it was the rainy weather or the becoming calmness of finally shortening my to-do list but the drive just wasn’t there. I managed to get my blog post socialized (thank goodness I wrote it last night!), I forced myself to shower and to do my daily exercises and I started with the most tedious task from my to-do list for the office, Facebook Posts. And let’s just say thank you for the frozen potato skins in the freezer or I might not…

February 7, 2017 Laura 38Comment

On the Monday he had texted me crying, I dropped everything and ran to him. A month prior he had told me he needed space because he didn’t know what he wanted. The whole drive there my body was shaking from the anxiety that filled it. I didn’t listen then, but that was my intuition telling me not to go, but instead I pushed on…six days later, I sat at home once again heart broken.  It wasn’t that I was losing him that hurt the most, maybe it was the disappointment that I couldn’t save us, maybe it was the…

January 31, 2017 Laura 2Comment

I’ve been spending some time reading over old posts and it’s been enlightening seeing how far I’ve come. Nothing brings me more comfort than knowing that I am continuously growing and moving towards become more like me and working towards creating a life that I love and am destined to live.  In 2014, I wrote a list post “If I knew what I know now (in reference to if I knew what I knew then when I had been nineteen) some particular things stuck out to me: “I would have spent less time trying to “fix” other people and more…

January 22, 2017 Laura

I don’t know about you but the amount of emails I get in my inbox on a daily basis can easily swallow up my whole day. There’s an email for everything and from everyone now a days. I have email for the office, I have my personal email, I have my blogging email, we have messages from social media accounts – we are constantly being hit by numerous notes and communication. Keeping your inbox organized and in control will not only help you feel calmer but it will also improve your productivity.  1.) Create folders – keeping organized folders will…

January 21, 2017 Laura

So many times the conversation comes up on whether I am an introvert or extrovert, I identify with both. Ambivert: a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features.  Being an ambivert means: 1. I’m not uncomfortable at social events but I’ll get tired and need alone time to recharge. 2. I’m more comfortable meeting new people and experiencing new places with my friends there. 3. I will adjust my energy level to accommodate my company. 4. I can work in a group but I also like to complete some tasks individually. 5. Some people think I’m…

January 15, 2017 Laura

So many of us are out to grab the world by the horns this year, myself included. I’m currently finishing up You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero which has given me some wonderful revelations, especially the chapters about Fear and Money. I just ordered Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert which I’m super psyched to get started on, especially after listening to her TED Talks Podcast. I’ve said before that I really feel 2017 has a lot of magic to give this year and I am excited to…

January 15, 2017 Laura

After catching the sick bug going around this past week, I landed myself home sick to recover a couple of days…I could have pushed through but then I would have landed myself in burnout mode so I tucked away on Thursday and stayed in bed! Oh the awful burnout, we’ve all been there at some time or another. When I go into burnout mode everything shuts down, my mind goes blank, my body gets weak, and my life becomes a bit of a blur…so recovery is a must!  Today, I’ve decided to take a Selfish Saturday! I slept in, am still in…

January 12, 2017 Laura 22Comment

Let’s say I’m one of those types that thrives better in warmer climates…yet I live in the crazy-can’t make up it’s mind about weather state of Pennsylvania so come January it gets a little chilly around here. From January through March we get to enjoy the beautiful scenery of freezing rain and the occasional peaceful snow dump. Don’t get me wrong, I love snow, it’s beautiful – at first…then it turns into a slushy mess – and I’m just not feeling the so cold temperatures we get around here. I try and rebel so much against winter that I have…