2016 recap

as i view my blog as my own little corner of the internet and a place to document life happenings, i wanted to share a little 2016 recap. there have been a lot of ups and downs this year, but i’m committed to looking back on 2016 with gratitude and looking forward into 2017 with optimism. 2016 was filled with countless flower shop runs, trips to wine country, and brunch dates. i read a lot of books, started doing hot yoga regularly, taught myself to braid my hair (woo hoo, finally!) and discovered a lot of new-to-me spots here in SF and in places we […]

Lucky Andi Archives: 20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do

Lucky Andi Archives: 20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do

I shared this blog post three years ago and wanted to re-share today! The post was originally from RELEVANT Magazine. Back then, my favorites were #1 (yay breakfast!), #3 (love talking to my grandparents on the phone), #6 (spending less time on my phone is a good thing), #14 (more sleep! always!) and #19 (slooooow down. life is not an emergency). Now, I still love all of those reminders, but also have learned to appreciate #4 (forced to learn to do this in SF on hills!), #17 (as an extrovert, this is a work in progress, but spending time alone has become more enjoyable for […]

lucky andi archives: body image reminders

lucky andi archives: body image reminders

I originally wrote this blog post in 2013, but it’s worth re-sharing over and over again, because I seem to need to remind myself these truths over and over again. Maybe you are struggling with what you look like or frustrated about a certain body part and need to hear this too. Oh, and here’s a photo I shared on Instagram from very recently and there’s some things I love about the photo (mainly my outfit and the pretty, foggy ocean backdrop) but other things I caught myself criticizing, so I continue to remind myself, over and over: you are more. And so are you. <3 xo  // […]

Lucky Andi Archives: Digital Detox

Lucky Andi Archives: Digital Detox

Confession: I’m a little too addicted to my phone. I end up checking Instagram or Snapchat or any other random apps when I’m bored – on the bus, before bed, whenever. It’s gotten to be second nature to be constantly connected and I need to take a step back. My good friend {who has WAY more self-control than I do!} recently deleted Instagram & FB from her phone as a way to read more and not be so glued to her phone. So amazing, right? I need to take a little digital detox from the whole world of social media – it’s amazing, but it’s addictive and […]

2015 recap

2015 has been QUITE the year. it’s been one of the most joyful, jam-packed, celebration-filled, whirlwind years of my life. so many exciting things have happened, both big and small, and it’s been a year of change, growth and celebration. obviously, the biggest life milestone was getting married to E! the year was very wedding-related with lots of planning and organizing for our own and lots of celebrating for our own and other people’s weddings. i also made a big job change, which was necessary and a very good step in the right direction for my overall happiness and wellbeing. as much as i love san francisco, i […]

why i quit my job

why i quit my job

earlier this week, i shared a blog post about what really matters to me – relationships, authenticity, adventure/travel, being my best self – and how i wanted to stop being consumed about things that aren’t so important or life-giving. i wrote that, “every day only has so many hours and by spending time investing in things that don’t matter, jobs that aren’t satisfying, relationships that aren’t loving and nurturing, means that we are really missing out on what matters.” i initially wrote this blog post a few weeks ago and scheduled to share it this monday. little did i know that i couldn’t have scheduled it go to […]