3 Mindful Ways to Soak in Important Moments + Vacation Reflection & Pictures

To my surprise (and my liking) 2018 was full of fun travels and adventures. I visited Boston (a bucket-list item) over the summer with my mom, drove to Daytona, Florida with my dad in December, and took many joyful trips to the lake with my family.

I was fortunate to have been able to start 2019 off with more adventures! Just a few weeks after a friend and I returned from Mississippi, my mom, boyfriend, and I hopped on a plane to Destin, Florida.

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The beach is one of many places that make me feel whole, secure, and present; something about large bodies of water that bring out my inner light, ya know? While my boyfriend and I were off on our own little adventures, I made a point to make sure I was really soaking in the moment, to really feel like I was living, breathing, and enjoying life to the fullest wherever God placed me. Have you ever felt like your body showed up, but you mind is floating somewhere in space rereading your to-do list? I feel ya, sister.

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Setting Yourself Up for Success: How to Make 2019 Your Freaking Year

2019 is three days away, how crazy is that to say out loud? At the end of every year, my life really starts to slow down. December was a super crazy month for me; I graduated college, I went on a short vacation, I finished an internship. I’m currently enjoying my last “winter break” until my new job begins.

I am not very fond of seasons of waiting, but after thinking about it long enough and praying about it, I realized that this is actually a huge blessing and an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, to reflect on this past year, as well as write down my aspirations for the new year. Setting yourself up for success can look different for everyone, but I know deep down, 2019 is your freaking year.

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Simple Ways to Relax & De-stress: Easy and Affordable Self-Care Practices for Your Everyday Routine

Self-care has been such a huge part of my life and throughout the last few years, I have experimented with A TON of self-care related practices and products to figure out what works best for me. I’ll admit that I am huge product junkie! I love going to TJ Maxx and finding new bath oils, body lotions, foot soaks, face masks, etc. That place is like an adult candy store.

Everyone deserves a self-care routine that works perfectly for them, that rejuvenates them, and makes them feel all warm and fuzzy. No matter how much time you have or how much money you can spare on ‘spa’ items, you deserve a little pampering always. Nowadays, my self-care routine is pretty simple because I have narrowed down some of the best day-to-day practices that enhance my self-care.

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