Hello July :: July Goals

Uhm, ok. It’s freaking July! I cannot believe it’s halfway through 2018 already! I am so ready to crush my July goals and get ready for the rest of the year. I’ve been really slacking on most of my goals lately due to a lot of stress in my personal life, because of all of the stress, I’ve been spending a lot of time just focusing on not falling back into destructive behaviors. Sometimes we have to put things on hold to protect ourselves. Continue reading “Hello July :: July Goals”

18 Annoying Things Not to Say to a Person of Mixed Race

I started this post in the notes section of my phone back in August during a fit of anger after a customer where I worked assumed I was white and then proceeded to insist I help her over my black coworker. I plastered on a fake smile and helped her pick out five or six items while she went on and on about “those people”. As a minority in a small southern town, I’ve gotten used to ignoring ignorant, narrow-minded people, but this lady really go to me. Perhaps it was that while I was used to the subtle digs at my skin tone, the seemingly innocuous remarks about my hair texture, I wasn’t used to somebody being blatantly, in my face, unapologetically racist. Continue reading “18 Annoying Things Not to Say to a Person of Mixed Race”

Easy, On the Go Workouts

I’ve been on the road a ton lately! My niece has had sports activities a few hours away, I’ve been helping my mom update a home she owns in Tennessee, and this has all led to 10+ hours in the car over a two or three day time span. I’ve been practicing my new intuitive, mindful eating principals (more on that another day), and I’ve been staying active by quick doing workouts in the evening or during downtime in the afternoon. Continue reading “Easy, On the Go Workouts”

Poshmark :: Extra Money & Shoes

The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? That’s what I always hear anyway. Well, guys, I have a shopping problem. I won’t get too into the ridiculousness of it all, but I literally cannot store all of my shoes, clothes, and accessories without resorting to boxes and just stuffing them everywhere. The downside of working in retail ;P The upside – so many clients suggested Poshmark as the perfect solution! Continue reading “Poshmark :: Extra Money & Shoes”

What Self Care Looks Like For Me

Self care is something that is so incredibly important. And yet, we often only hear about self care when somebody has had a tough workout or when mental health is having a moment in the media. But, self care is extremely important and needs to have a moment everyday! I’m super guilty about only ‘indulging’ in self care when it gets bad and not ‘practicing’ self care regularly. Continue reading “What Self Care Looks Like For Me”