Wowza has time just flown by this year! We are officially on countdown mode for the wedding. As always, I have tons of exciting things to share with y’all. We hit some big milestones the last month and a half! Cheers to love! <3
During November, I always get this huge urge to really catch up on a lot of things. It is that end-of-the-year motivation that really puts me into high gear.
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simpleJack Kerouac
For me, it can be hard to identify when I need to take a second and slow down. With balancing all aspects of life from work and school, to family and friends, and all of the in between bits that make up our crazy, wonderful life, it can be tough to slow down and reset.
I am doing a bit of a night time reset, or routine, if you will. I wanted to talk about night routines again because for me, it is one of the most important part of resetting myself. For me it’s all about setting time for myself to wind down, but also to mentally and physically prepare myself for the next day. Giving yourself that time is so important.
I think it is so important to just slow the heck down sometimes. As humans, I don’t think we practice that mindset of being in the moment as much as we should. I know there are a lot of posts and pictures glorifying what self care looks like, but what does it really look like? What does it really mean? Can you feel it, taste it, see it, embody it? I don’t know the answer, but I’m here to explore it.
Guys, it is officially SUMMER. Summer time is my least favorite season, ONLY because of the heat during the day. Everything else about summer I really love. I love having a break away from classes, vacation days, longer days and warmer nights, and of course, being able to read whatever I want.
It is funny to me because I actually read less during the summer season. I am not totally sure why, but I tend to slack off on my reading list. So here I am, making it a priority.
What a whirlwind of emotions this was to write. Traveling is emotional for me. I feel it deep in my bones, and I think that is why I love it so much. Being able to be in your head, on the road, cherishing moments with someone you love; it is priceless. This trip was so needed and came at such a perfect time. For me, being able to travel is like hitting a reset button; one right before you leave, and one when you come home.
Now that I am done with my first year of grad school (check out my most recent update here!), I am really starting to focus on wedding planning. Saying that I am excited is an understatement.
I have been slightly mia, buuuuuuut
I FINISHED MY FIRST SEMESTER OF GRAD SCHOOL!
What a semester. So full of everything I needed, and wanted out of a master’s program. I met so many amazing, wonderful and talented people who filled my literary circle and community. It was amazing to be able to be in a program that gave their first year students so many wonderful opportunities.
It was the first time I really felt right about career choice so far, and I am really excited to see what my future has in store.
I feel like people always forget that magazines are not just all about celeb gossip and who wore it best. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some trash gossip every now and again. But what I like and what I wanted to do is celebrate the fact that culture, and art, and writing, and fashion can extend outside the celeb gossip magazines and into amazing magazines that are true pieces of art.
I wanted to share six magazines that I really like, especially the current issue. I tried to include a few scholarly lit journals in there too because, well… I love that sort of stuff and the writing is truly top notch.