Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Guift Guides: Part I

Are you ready for the holidays?!
 Make sure to check back every week for the latest gift guide :)
Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!!!

Because self care is important - for candle-lit bubble baths

For her vanity or on to go, she'll need this pretty travel size mirror

For the movie buff - especially for psychological thrillers.

She lives for comfort, she'll love these velour sweatpants

Because she's a boss  and works really hard

She hordes highlighters

A cute weekender she desperately needs . 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

30 Things I've Learned

I really wanted to make this post in video form so that would be a little more personal but with the holidays and work, there was just not enough time. In thirty years of living, these are some of the most important things I've learned along the way. What are the mot valuable lessons you've learned in your life? The most important one on this list that I always try to remember, 'Be nice, even when it's hard.'  

Monday, November 20, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up...

relax and chill... 
 let's go ducks!
ready for christmas :)

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better."
-Flannery O'Connor

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Librarian Suggests

Since I've been listening to Hamilton nonstop all week, these are a few of my favorite soundtracks :)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

So, I'm Turning 30

(I wouldn't necessarily say I'm happy, but I'm getting there.)

So I'm turning thirty in three days, and even though it's just a number there are so many feelings about turning a year older this year. Not that it's my "scary age" but I'm definitely having a hard time grasping that A. I'll be 30 and B. I'm nowhere near where I thought I'd be at this age. I remember around February of last year I was in the shower contemplating every life choice I'd ever made, which is somewhat normal and regular for me. It usually leads to panic and anxiety but then is calmed with a nice glass of rosé. Normally, I have music or the television playing in the background but I was so consumed in all these thoughts that I broke down crying. I felt alone, unaccomplished and weak, I had just found out I didn't get a job I really wanted. It went to someone who had two masters degrees instead of just one. I beat myself to death over this, I'll never be good enough. I'll never be enough, period! Someone is always better than me. There's a lot of pent up frustration and anxiety when it comes to my work life and that rage turns into self criticism and destruction. I wanted more out of my life and I expected so much from myself, I didn't understand why I wasn't where I wanted to be. And even though I'm still waiting for that dream job, I realize now I could shake my 28 year old self. There were so many great things that happened to me in the last two years but I was so blinded by fear, anger and anxiety that I couldn't see all the wonderful things that were happening in my life at the time. 

 So with all these pent up emotions, I'm trying to accept my 30th birthday and start this new chapter with a new appreciation for life and lots of self care (and no it is not selfish, we'll talk about at length in upcoming posts). Besides, 30 is the new 20 - haven't you heard?