SPRING CLEANING + GOAL SETTING

It’s the last day of March, y’all! I can’t believe we’re this far into 2017. And since I’m onto another month, that means I’m onto a new set of goals in April. I have a lot of things in mind that I’d like to focus on, but I think I’ve narrowed it down to a few realistic habits to form. 

CHANGING MY BODY

Last week I posted about changing my life. This week I’m going to post about changing my body. Not because I’m in any way interested in becoming a fitness blogger – that’s not my intention. I have zero leg to stand on in terms of expertise in that department. But I’m writing about it because I’m really interested in this idea of change and how one does it and how it sticks or doesn’t. It’s a slow and steady race that I’ve had to break down one piece at a time. Normally I’d throw myself in head first and overdo the exercise all at once and then blow it off a couple weeks later. This time I started slow – just striving to be active at all a few days per week. Then I tested out a gym and some classes the following month. Then I started to see and feel some changes so I’ve kept up the work and have really found my groove. 

HOW TO SET UP WEDDING PINTEREST BOARDS

Hi everyone! Now that I’ve set a wedding date, I’m going to start some wedding posts and see how it goes. The first thing I did after letting the excitement on my engagement settle was to set up a number of Pinterest boards for each of the typical wedding planning categories. What was really cool to see was how it helped shape the vision for what we wanted – it actually changed a few times until we finally settled on something that now feels exactly US. I recommend doing something similar if you’re starting out on this crazy journey called planning a wedding. Small or large, there’s a lot to cover and think about so Pinterest is a beautiful and visual place to begin. 

CHANGING MY LIFE

2017 has been a major year for me so far. Sure we’re only three months in, but I have been deeply focused on changing my life. And not just in a New Years Resolutions that you never keep kind of way. I’m talking about a balls-out, admit to the dark and unhealthy paths I was very far down, and then do something about it no matter the cost, kind of way. It’s been the slowest, most painful, most spiritual, most honest, most deliberate, and most rewarding time of my life. My only regret is that I didn’t start sooner. But even when you are your own worst critic, you aren’t always able to admit your worst flaws.

AT LEAST THERE’S HELLO KITTY

The original title of this post was, The Real World is Bleak. At Least There’s Hello Kitty but that seemed a little morbid so I cut it down a bit – but the sentiment is still there. This weekend I did the unthinkable – spent two hours in line to spend $50 on cookies and merchandise covered in a cartoon cat. That’s right, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck made its way to Atlanta, and it was a divine break from the headlines and news and reality and screaming on Facebook. Sometimes it’s the fun little things that are worth indulging in to bring a little sunshine to your day.

A GREAT APP FOR TRACKING YOUR CYCLE

Hey girls! As a quick little follow up to yesterday’s THINX period panties post (which did really well, by the way, I guess everyone has been curious), I wanted to share an app that I’ve been using lately to get to know my body and its cycle better. I never used to pay attention to this or care much but something in me clicked this year (perhaps it was my bio-clock kicking in, or perhaps it’s the political threats to my right to choose what the hell I do with it, ahem) that made me want to take ownership of my body’s functions.