Allow me to be a bit dramatic and feel free to roll your eyes, BUT twenty-one feels way different than twenty ever did. When you are 20 you were still a teenager just a few months ago, you’re only two years out of high school. Twenty-one is another story entirely. You go from being twenty, to being in your twenties. All the sudden the fact that you’re an actual adult starts to sink in. When I was twenty I lived at home largely supported by my parents. Now I’m living halfway across the country supporting myself. Your twenties is when your adult life really starts, and the decisions you make now can impact you far into the future which is why I’ve been really focusing on taking care of myself with a few of these methods: Eating well When I was in high school I worked in an ice cream shop. After every single shift I’d come home with either two scoops of ice cream or a hot fudge shake. That’s not going to fly anymore. Not only am I not running 50+ miles a week, but that’s just not good for anyone regardless of exercise level. Now I cut out meat and dairy… View Post

This post brought to you by Pure Silk Shave Cream. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mostly Morgan. Summers used to mean lazy days and pool floats, but this year I’ve got my first “big girl” job in the city and so I’ve been working long days and coming home to do more work for my own personal projects. I love my internship and keeping up with my blogs, but every now and then I just need to slow down, unwind, and destress. I usually don’t feel myself getting overwhelmed until it’s too late so I’ve been sure to work self-care into my weekly routine. And as much as I’d love to be pampered at the spa each week, a girls gotta eat. Instead, I’ve got my own pampering routine that won’t break the bank and leaves me feeling both relaxed and rejuvenated and ready to take on the week. A spa-like atmosphere Maybe I take things too far, but I like to have a relaxing setting to come home to. I keep my apartment pretty neat, but every Friday after work first thing I do is a big deep clean. From there I’ll light candles, turn on my salt lamp, and play some… View Post

I am going to be talking a lot about my move to New York in coming posts because, really, how could I not? My life has definitely taken an unexpected (and exciting!) turn, and every post idea I’ve brainstormed up as of late has something to do with the move. Today I’ve teamed up with Dove to talk about 6 things nobody warned me about before moving to the city. I was told all about spotting Craigslist scams and finding the best food (there are vegetarian restaurants as far as the eye can see, y’all!), but there were a lot of important things that were left out. Your MetroCard is your lifeline. See that little gold card peeking out of my card pocket? That is my ticket around the city. That little slip of cardboard allows me to get from point A to point B (no matter how far apart those points may be) for just under $3. Bonus Tip: Ride the subway more than twice a day? You’re going to want to invest in a monthly pass. Instead of loading 30 dollars on your card every week, pay just over 100 for the month! Personally, I walk when I can and avoid… View Post

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Les Mills. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m all about promoting healthy living for a happy life. I grew up very active – I ran varsity cross country and track through high school and have spent every summer of my life on the river swimming, skiing, and kneeboarding. After going away to college I fell out of my fitness routine for a few months, and while I didn’t gain the dreaded freshman fifteen, I did lose the muscle tone I had spent years developing. Fast forward to now, and while I’m not in the best shape of my life, I’m getting there. A regular exercise routine paired with my recent move affording me the opportunity to walk around the city every day has definitely whipped me back into shape. I’m still being jostled around town from airbnb to airbnb while I look for an apartment and haven’t had the opportunity to check out any gyms, but I have been using the Les Mills fitness streaming service and it’s intense. Basically, it has a bunch of popular workout classes available to stream from online. I haven’t tried them all (I’m sticking with… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. In the last few weeks I’ve been getting a true taste of self-employment. For the first time in my life I’m not in school and so there is no automatic structure to my life. Rather than following a set schedule I have been making my own rules, and that’s something that can be really dangerous. It would be so easy to fall into a cycle of laziness and Netflix binges, which are usually paired with bad decisions elsewhere (namely sleep and diet.) I didn’t realize how hard it would be to take care of myself while doing the self-employment thing full time, but so far I’ve been doing well with some rules and scheduling I put in place. Because taking care of yourself is tricky while self-employed, I thought that I would share the tips I’m following to keep myself in check! Stick to a schedule. Structuring your day is so important. Yes, you have the freedom to do what you want when you want, but without structure this can start to be a bad thing. If you’re constantly flying by the seat of your… View Post