What makes me happy

What makes me happy

This is going to be the best year ever! Ah, the cliche is painful to even type, but why would I not want it to be? Why would you not want it to be? Every single moment should be better than the next – growing and learning.

my focus this year

What makes me happy? My goal is to figure out what truly pisses me off. Counteract those things with things that bring me joy and BAM I achieve my goal. So this is a post about all the things that bring me happiness. As a 23 year old, I have a lot of life to still live and I really do not want to grow up to be a crusty old lady that is pissed about everything. I want to be that chill old lady you look at as a role model because she is so cool.

i made a map of things that actually bring me joy

adventures/travel/road trips/escapes

Going somewhere new or far away is the perfect reset for my mind. Driving down new roads. Listening to random music. Trying new foods, stopping at sketchy gas stations…I found some goal wanderlust destinations for the winter time, check them out here (Winter Wanderlust).


My therapy. Literally if you know me, and I am in a bad mood – force me to make something.

fresh shave

The feeling of smooth legs. That is joy. Top that off with a loving scrub and new razor and this is the greatest escape.


Showing my love for the people I love and the people I love reciprocating the love. All the good happy vibes that come with it.

reality tv

Kardashians…The Bachelor…etc. Why – going back to that escape aspect I love. For the time you are watching these mindless shows, you escape for that time and relax. Otherwise, we are always focusing on the things we need to do!

surprises/receiving & giving

Some people don’t like surprises. I am not in that group. How to optimize the number of surprises in your life? Have no expectations!

tv after dinner

I associate success with this. Lets go back in time to my childhood having to do homework, while my parents would watch TV after dinner on the couch. Now, I am done school and actually have a grown up job so I get to experience this. Something so basic, but brings me a crazy amount of joy.


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Lack of Self-Appreciation: 5 Steps to Nurturing Your Body

My Lack of Self-Appreciation

This is the time of the year, we are supposed to reevaluate our lives and focus. Think about appreciation for ourselves and the ones we love. Start thinking about how we deal with everyone and thing. Those thanksgiving vibes. For myself, I am constantly reevaluating my self appreciation. Life gets in the way really easily. Work is #1 followed by sleep and food. On my busiest days I am too lazy to do things for me – like going to the gym, because those are the things that are extra. However, the extra is the way you are able to appreciate yourself. Self-love is looking in the mirror and know you have accomplished every thing you wanted to on your list. Going to the gym and being healthy in general makes me happy. When I am dripping sweat, I feel energized to keep making my body stronger and healthier. I know it is such a cliche to say that, but it is true for me.

So why the hell do I have the ability to rob myself of that feeling only I can give myself?

Time to start focusing on me and appreciating my body. The following are the steps I will be taking to achieve this goal and of course you can try the out too!

5 steps to nurturing your body


ONE. Make a workout schedule

My goals (insert your own) are to get stronger and tone. This is what I am thinking based on my goals…2 ab days to work on my hourglass shape, 3 leg days because peach emoji, 1 arm day since legs/abs are more important to me.








TWO. Meal prep

This is something that will take major commitment. Use the following videos to help you, I am going to find my own methods and share them in the future.

THREE. Wear clothes that make you feel good

Some times we eff up. Buy something that we think is the greatest. Take off the tags, make the return day and realize WTF? These realizations are followed by “I’ll keep it just in case”, then you put it on feel uncomfortable and think today is going to SUCK. Avoid this by giving away that piece ASAP – as soon as you figure out you hate it! The value of the piece is not worth making a day or two of your life suck.

FOUR. Scrub and shave

Whether you are in a relationship or not, make it a point to pamper your body in the shower. Make a scrub with literally sugar and oil, rub your legs and arms, shave and come out feeling like perfection (because you are).

FIVE. Be positive

There will be lazy days in the following journey where you do not go to the gym, shave after a week and eat like crap. As long as the good days out number the bad, it is OK! Love yourself and keep appreciating what you have been given. In the words of Pitbull, ‘everyday above ground is a good day’.

How do you nurture your body?

Share in the comments below!

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