Motivation with Melissa Marshall

I was going to title this “Makeup with Melissa Marshall,” (which is still appropriate) but every time I read over this interview that I have the privilege of posting I draw out a new piece of motivation from it. I’m so excited to share more about this inspiring lady with you guys!!! I met Melissa […]

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Shears

There is something that feels so wildly liberating about getting a few good inches of dead weight chopped off. Not to mention the salon always uses the best smelling herbal shampoo that makes you feel as though you are one fragrant hair flip away from forging an entirely new life for yourself. One second away from a fresh new start where you are on top of the world and nothing, and no one, can stop you.

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Failure

“Today we are going to work on getting more depth on your squats,” my trainer Brett said as he walked toward a wooden box. He set it on the ground by the squat rack and then set a weight on top of that to keep it sturdy. I looked at him with raised eyebrows and […]

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Bookshelves and Divorce

bookshelfdrawing

“Life is like a bookshelf,” my dad once said. And ever since that moment the phrase replayed inside my head. Books from your childhood and books from the past. Then there are books on self-improvement and how to get there fast. Books are lined carefully from A to Z. Everything put in its place, the […]

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What’s next?

In the past year I didn’t know if my road was going to lead to writing again. Sharing things that felt so deeply personal can honestly be a scary thing. What I DID know is that if I ever started up this blog again, it would be with this exact moment and this exact story. […]

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23: Do something that scares me.

On February 8th I was scrolling through my phone on Facebook when I paused on a friend’s (Becca) post with the words, “Traveling alone will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Try it at least once.” I paused on the words and my imagination went wild with the endless possibilities […]

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Deadlifts, Kelley Purple Look, and a Rainbow Eyeshadow Palette!

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette! #udfullspectrum #rainboweyeshadow #urbandecay

Hi, friends!!! I had to start the blog post off with some pictures of my new Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette because I’m a little excited about it. It’s just so dang purtyyyy! I saved up some Ulta points from last year, waited until this was on sale, and then snatched it for myself!! […]

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The Aftermath of Failure

Pretty jewelry that Kellie made us!! #swolesisters #babygotracks

Admitting that you’ve failed is never an easy thing to do…It’s hard enough to admit it to ourselves, let alone announce it to others. In today’s society we mainly see the major highlight reels of everyone else’s life and don’t get the excruciatingly long details about things that aren’t going so well. I’m here to […]

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Step away from the [insert personalized stressor here]

I had exactly three very different variations of this blog post written, and it initially started when things were going on all around the world that weighed heavily on my heart, and it was at a time that I felt like many were in the same boat. Many things have happened between then and now, but the message that I hope to convey still remains the same.

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I said I’d be back at 1…but WHICH 1?!

Wedding!!

As some of you may have read in my previous blog posts about my transition into a healthy lifestyle, (Changes) I use the phrase “baby steps” consistently to remind myself to take, or do things, one step at a time. I have to take one day at a time, one meal at a time, and […]

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