New Year, Big Changes

New Year, Big Changes

In October of 2016, my boyfriend and I packed up our studio apartment (and puppy, Lucy!) to move from New Jersey to California. It was a goal the two of us dreamt of for years, and in 2016 we actually pulled off the apartment hunt, job search, road trip, and all of the headaches that come with all of that. Our family even grew once we got to California when we adopted a second dog!

Are you dreaming of making a big change in 2017? 

It’s been said by bloggers before, and I’ll say it again: IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT. 

Over the course of January, I am going to be documenting my move across coast. Stay tuned for this four-part series on MAKING SHIT HAPPEN. Topics will include goal setting, career advancing, things to consider when moving, and my personal journey which I hope will help inspire what your next step to your big change is.

What would you want to know more about? What are you hoping to achieve in 2017? Let me know in the comments!

3 Things Journaling Taught Me (about myself)

3 Things Journaling Taught Me (about myself)

Visiting my childhood home always stirs up a lot of emotions for me – both positive and negative. The process of going through my old bedroom and finding memory boxes everywhere  containing old photos, poems, school projects (I was a bit of a hoarder as a child) all stir up yesterday’s feelings. And then there are the journals.

During my most recent trip home, I went through these old journals. I even read some passages out loud to my boyfriend (now that’s when you know it’s real – when you feel comfortable enough to reveal your embarrassing middle school self). The oldest one I found was dated 2005… as in eleven years ago… as in I was fourteen years old! Just a crazy experience reading the thoughts of the 14 year old version of yourself.

I had recently started journaling sporadically in December for the first time since college. It hit me back at my mom’s house how much journaling means to me.

Which leads me to… three things journaling taught me about myself.

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