How to Actually Enjoy Summer

May is here, temperatures are soaring (seriously, it’s pretty much permanently in the 80s and 90s here now), and students and teachers alike can feel the pull of summer. Passing by my apartment pool that isn’t opened yet has been so tempting lately, and I’m looking for all the stretchy shorts to live in when I’m not at work.

I did this post last year on getting your body “summer ready” where I tried to remind you, readers, that however you choose to embrace summer is completely up to you and totally valid – even if it means hiding inside your air-conditioned home and pretending seasons don’t exists until fall comes.

But what if you want to actually embrace summer this year? You’ve decided you want to wear shorts and have summer parties and swim and eat popsicles and try to just enjoy life because three months is a long time to be miserable? Continue reading “How to Actually Enjoy Summer”

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Spring Fashion Crush

The last time I did a spring fashion wishlist post was about two years ago. Not surprisingly, I never skip an opportunity to do a fall fashion post and even did multiple this past autumn.

I did this post almost two years ago, and, because we’re all always evolving, things have kind of… changed. Continue reading “Spring Fashion Crush”

10 Ways to Celebrate and Enjoy Spring

It is officially spring! That means flowers and trees are blooming, the weather is getting warmer, butterflies and bees are flying about, and baby animals are showing up everywhere. It’s the season of rebirth and new life and it’s a happy time.

Unless you live in north Texas like me, and suffer from even the most average of seasonal allergies, which are at their absolute worst here. Or, you’re like my friends in the north and the UK, and are getting a second winter and tons of snow.

Because, you know, seasons are “more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.”

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No, I Will Not Participate in Your MLK Day Sale

I’m not sure how widespread the incredible work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is known across the world, but if you don’t know who he is, allow me to give you an extremely abridged history lesson. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a southern Baptist minister from Alabama who worked tirelessly to help end segregation and racial injustice toward black Americans during the 1950s and 60s. He worked with President Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act in 1964, led the March on Washington where he gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech (which you can listen to here), and was working on ending segregation in housing when he was assassinated outside of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray in April of 1968. You can find out so much more about his work and his life by searching his name on Google or checking out his Wikipedia page.

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