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where i am: may 2019

I’m not going to lie, I’ve been struggling to write this month’s update and wanted to post it on Friday, but it took until today for the words to come. I am a generally happy and optimistic person and the last two weeks I haven’t felt like myself. Nothing in my life has changed, but all of a sudden it seemed like I couldn’t summon any of the hope + joy I normally feel. Luckily, I have the self-awareness to realize what was happening and the tools to deal with it. And today I feel a little better. I know I’m not out of the woods yet, but I feel hopeful (yay!) that things are looking up.

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my thoughts on marriage: year 1

I don’t talk much about my relationship with Sebastian here or on social media. I am so in love with the partnership we’ve built and don’t necessarily want or need validation of our relationship. Sometimes it’s nice to have something that’s just for you. But coming up on our 1st anniversary, I wanted to cement a few of my thoughts and feelings for me to look back on later. I know that I’m not an expert on marriage by any means, but I do feel that we’re really good at being married to each other and I wanted to share my biggest takeaways from our time together thus far.

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finding my why

If you’re in the self-improvement space at all, you’ll know that finding your “why” is a frequently discussed topic and most people would tell you that it’s crucial for living a purposeful life. It’s also maddening when everyone is saying “you need to figure it out and here’s how” and then you still can’t figure it out. I read articles and blog posts and books. I listened to podcasts and youtube videos. I really, truly wanted to find what would make me fulfilled, but it eluded me.

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what i learned at alt summit + alison's brand school

If you read the blog regularly, you know that I’ve been excited about Alt Summit + Alison’s Brand School for months. In fact, the real reason I wanted to go to Alt was to attend Brand School (also, Palm Springs). It’s amazing what happens when you finally do something you’ve been called to do.  I will say that my best day BY FAR was the day of Alison’s Brand School, but the experience of Alt Summit had a lot to offer as well. Here are my big takeaways and a little about how I’ll be moving forward with the business in the wake of this amazing week.

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where i am: february 2019

HOW is it already the middle of February. I feel so thrown off right now. We were in Mexico for the first few days of February (recap coming soon) and then got really sick. I mean like a sickness from hell. We’re slowly regaining our energy and appetites, and I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve actually written anything. Apologies for the absence, but I’m back! January was a slow month and I experienced an energetic/emotional low that I haven’t seen in a while, but that picked up once I realized it was just my annual winter blues. The end of January ended up being really productive.

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where i am: january 2019

Here’s the thing: last year I went way out of my comfort zone, quit my job, + started a business. There was a lot of change all at once and then towards the end of the year, things slowed down. There wasn’t as much personal growth to be had and coupled with those winter blues, it made for a hefty bout of self-doubt. Now that I’m feeling better, it’s a lot easier to remember what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. It’s a big takeaway I took from the last few weeks - I always know what I want, but I just sometimes have a hard time remembering it.

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january favorite things

January is always a bit of a weird time of year. You’re coming off the holiday rush and have hopefully rested up for the new year, but there are lots of expectations and things people are working towards. All you want to do is clean and organize your house. Also, it’s freaking dark all the time and if you’re like me, you forgot to start taking your vitamin D when you should have. So in the spirit of some light-hearted fun, here is a list of a few of my current favorite things.

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2018 year in review

I don’t even know where to start with this post because this year has been BONKERS. I started off the year fairly new in my law of attraction journey and was devouring content like it was my job. We got married, traveled, learned a lot, and had so much fun. I left my corporate job, started a blog, Seb started his own business, and we’ve both grown a ton. Here’s a recap of some highlights month by month (though I’m sure the best stuff was in the details).

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what i'm learning: 12.21.18 + the winter solstice

I’ve always noticed it for myself outside of the context of astrology or any other alternative approach. I go through periods of intense motivation and periods of sluggishness. Energetic shifts can have a large impact on your personal energy. It’s the reason that things can go a little haywire at the full moon every month. So I have start researching a little more into what energy shifts are happening. While I definitely don’t think this is a hard and fast rule, I’ve noticed that this particular shift, the winter solstice, has certainly reflected in my personal energy as well.

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gift guide for the personal growth junkie

I’ve loved putting together these gift guides, but this is definitely my favorite one yet. The things that I’m most tempted to buy fall into the personal growth category, but I think those are the thing people are most hesitant to buy. I hope these ideas inspire you to encourage the growth and development of any of the self-improvers in your life!

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