Living with Intent

Recently I had a conversation with my good friend Laura about doing things with intent – making things happen instead of letting it happen to you. It came up because we were talking about how excited I was to be able to pick out what clothes I get to wear to work at my new job instead of having to wear a uniform, whitening my teeth because I’ve been embarrassed by the color, and meal prepping so I’m ready for the week. We talked about being a “girl boss” and “getting our lives together” and how exciting the prospect is.

But the idea of intentional choices and living life on purpose has intrigued me more and more lately. Continue reading “Living with Intent”

May Favorites

My favorites list for May is relatively short, but there are some things I feel strongly about. I didn’t include some items I tried over the past week or so because I want to give myself a chance to really try them out before I decide whether or not they’re a true favorite (because you know I like to do a yearly favorites roundup in December/January). That means everything on this list has been something I’ve enjoyed over the past month.

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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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