In my Loving Yourself post, I mentioned keeping a positivity journal, and how therapeutic it has been for me. Throughout my year of blogging I have mentioned journaling several times in different posts, and I’ve talked about how I keep separate journals for different things. I have a poetry journal I started for a creative writing class, a journal where I write stream of conscious summaries of my day, and if I am angry or upset, I write about that in a folder on Google Docs, because hearing the clanking of the keys as I angrily type is actually quite… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Soffe for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been focusing a lot on my health lately, in all domains: mental, physical, and emotional. In doing so, I’ve found that you can’t really improve one without seeing the others improve, too. The biggest health booster for me has been going to the gym and working out. It makes me feel strong physically, and I’m also proud of what my body can accomplish. When I go I usually like to go with a girlfriend so we can cheer each other on and… View Post

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pom and Millennial Blogs. As always, all opinions are my own. Something a lot of people reading my blog might not know about me is that I used to be a runner in high school, and a good one at that. I ran varsity Cross Country and Track and ended up going to state my junior year. A few health problems knocked my on my behind senior year and my running career sort of ended there, despite getting better. Recently I started regularly working out with my boyfriend, focusing on cardio and… View Post

With Valentines Day just around the corner, you may be trying to brainstorm what to get your boyfriend. I am right there with you, it certainly isn’t an easy task! It feels like Christmas was just yesterday, and now there is an entire new holiday to buy gifts for! I know a lot of couples don’t do gifts for Valentines day, but if you do I brought in my boyfriend to help come up with some ideas your guy will love! When brainstorming, I told him to keep in mind that he should keep the gifts affordable, and something you… View Post

I spent the better part of last night facebook stalking other bloggers’ thirty by thirty lists. If you are unfamiliar with the idea, you just make a list of thirty things that you would like to do before you turn thirty. For me, thirty still seems so far away, I’m just a teenager after all! I thought instead I could put the pressure on and make a twenty by twenty list. I have a huge bucket list here, but I decided to narrow it down and come up with the ones I am going to give top priority to! I have about 7 months left before… View Post