I’ve been M.I.A. for a bit. I’ve missed documenting what I’m learning, what’s inspiring me and who I’m sharing life with. I decided earlier this month that I would take more time to do the things I love – the things that help keep me grounded. A few of those things include, journaling, blogging, traveling, photography, creating and serving others. Here are a few photos of what’s been going on lately.
This month, I decided a minimalism challenge was in order because sometimes a little refocus is necessary.
Holiday vacation is the best way to end a year and start a new one. I went home for 2 1/2 weeks and it was GLORIOUS. It was amazing to see family, friends, and be back in the city I was born and raised. My heart was so filled to see that everyone is in a really good place. Although it is always hard to say goodbye, I truly left feeling so satisfied and blessed. I am beyond fortunate to have the support group I have. So many times we take advantage of the things around us – I told myself this trip that I would make every little second count. I think I did alright – from late night conversations with the parentals to sleepless nights with friends smashing grilled cheese, listening to records and sipping on coffee (or wine).
Life is a beautiful gift. Spend it with the people you love, the ones that inspire you, the ones that make you better, the ones that stretch you and make you see things different.
Cheers to new adventures in 2017.
I enjoy making lists. I like jotting down opportunity areas. I love making small goals and seeing myself grow. Every new year, I jot down 3 major things I’d like to accomplish. Whether they are accomplished or not isn’t the point. The point is to dream and look for areas that you strive to improve in order to live your best life. In addition to my 3 major goals, I keep my tiny monthly goals going all year long. Taping those suckers on my bathroom mirror are a nice reminder of the little things I feel would make me a better me. Truth is, when we’re at our best we can give our best to those around us, our jobs, etc.
For those who didn’t have the best 2016, put it behind you … learn from it … but move into 2017 with a new mindset. Find yourself, love yourself, be the best you.
Spent the weekend in Columbus, OH and I was not disappointed! My friend and I had been wanting to do a weekend trip for some time but never really got around to it until now. We spent Saturday with her family as well as eating our way through the city – thank you, food crawl! We got lost in a 32 room book store (so wonderful) and walked in and out of some adorable local shops.
Sunday we spent it at the first annual Columbus Coffee Fest. Here are some photos from our quick trip. I wish I would have documented more of the food but lighting was a real struggle in some of the venues.