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Category: Organize & Simplify

My Daily List

By this point, you all know that I truly love 3 things: heavy metal, yoga, and writing lists. I know. I’m super cool, right? But they’re the things I turn to to feel grounded and sane. I’ve been on even more of a list kick lately (like, I have several different journals that I use for lists and other notes on a daily basis; it’s out of control!) and I wanted to share my daily list with you. I’m always searching for ways to improve myself, so I’ve created an easy list of goals that I try to do for myself everyday. The whole list takes less than an hour, and I like to do it as a way to start my day when my weird work schedule allows. Continue reading

Simplify and Save Part 2: Travel Tips

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months where I’ve had the opportunity to revisit a lot of my favorite travel destinations! In December, I went to Las Vegas (which is, don’t judge me, my favorite place in the whole world); last month I went to NYC; tomorrow I’ll be in Honolulu, Hawaii; later this month I’ll get to visit Washington, D.C. for the first time! So naturally, the question is…how can I afford to travel so much? In this post, I’ll discuss my some of my tips on saving money and scoring the best travel deals. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s already been almost 3 weeks since one of my favorite holidays, New Year’s! I have to admit, I stressed a little since I ran out of time before the end of the year to start working on my reflections and resolutions, and this is something to which I enjoy devoting a lot of time. But 2016 ended and 2017 began in a busy blur. I worked at my restaurant job more than I ever have in one weekend. I spent my new year’s day at work bartending for 20 hours. Yup, you read that right. This meant no time for anything that day, besides 4 hours of sleep before my shift began and another 4 after I got home that night. And I was such an exhausted blur for the next few days it took me a while to get around to writing my list. I was too busy taking cat naps and crying, no joke.

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Simplify and Save $$: Part 1

 

Wow, happy summer! I apologize for the long delay since my last post; working full time on top of training to be a yoga teacher and trying to keep my sanity has kept me quite busy the past month! But I’m back. 🙂

I thought it was about time that I write a post on money, since I often get asked how I can afford to live my lifestyle. I love travel and tattoos, and on any given month, I usually find myself either on a plane or getting inked…or both, if I’m really lucky! Both of these habits are quite expensive, which means making certain choices in my day to day life about how I’ll spend my money so I can save for what is really important and enjoyable to me. It’s a matter of choices and priorities. Since I get asked about my ability to save money so often, I figured it was time to do a blog post so y’all can start saving and stop stressing as well!

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Spring Cleaning Lessons

I try to be someone who practices what I preach, and I have been making an effort every day to become healthier, happier, and more positive. The spring cleaning articles I wrote were as much for myself as they were for others! It’s been about a month and half since that first post, so I thought I’d look back on what I’d learned and see how working on making space in my life has helped me.

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