May Resolutions

1. UNPLUG: This month {and every month really} I am trying more and more to unplug. As much as I love technology and always being “connected” to what’s going on, it’s so refreshing to completely ignore my phone and computer for a day. As I explained in this post, it’s very important to me that I don’t allow my computer, phone and other devices dictate my life. 2. CELEBRATE OFTEN! Who says that celebrations are reserved for birthdays and holidays? In May, I’m treating every day and every experience as a celebration. I think spending some time in Ohio visiting college friends in Athens + […]

March Resolutions

1. Spark creativity: This month, I want to constantly be utilizing the right-side of my brain – the creative side. I want to really focus on looking at things through a black and white angle, but instead through a wide range of colors. I want to be imaginative and be inspired by my imagination – not just by my to-do list. A few creativity tips? Think like a child, imagine you are far away, laugh it up and travel. Living in a big city also helps {although I feel equally creative in small-town Ohio as I do here in SF!}   2. Enjoy company: With lots of visitors […]

February Resolutions

1. Live with authentic integrity: This month, I want to focus on really living in integrity and honesty. I want to be known by what I believe in and what I stand for. One of my favorite authors, Mark Batterson, stated in best: “If you compromise your integrity you compromise your opportunity.” It’s important to stand 2. Recharge: This resolution is something I need to embrace not just this month, but all the time! What I mean by recharge is this: taking time off each day to get away from routine, turning off my mobile/computer/Kindle, focusing thoughts on what is good and true. And of course, this […]

December Resolutions

Good morning sweet friends! Hope you enjoyed the weekend! I definitely did – and weirdly can’t believe it’s already December 5. Less than three weeks until Christmas! The past three months, I’ve been giving myself goals and resolutions to work on and strive toward. December is month #4 – Woo hoo! Below are a few things I’m working on and focusing on this month. Don’t forget -Here were my resolutions for September, October and November. As always, thanks for reading and for making me just happy. xoxo 1. Celebrate often! Who says it needs to be a holiday to have a celebration? This month, I want to treat every day […]

November Resolutions

1. Accumulate experiences. Last week, I blogged about valuing experiences over possessions. Rather than spend my time and money on material possessions, I want to focus on experiences. This past weekend was a perfect example: long brunches with friends, hot cups of tea in the kitchen, pumpkin carving, playing in the park like a little kid, hikes, making my own Chex Mix, painting days and homemade dinners with best friends. I want every day this month to be just like that. Experiences and good times always rule out great items. 2. Don’t take on other people’s problems. I love listening to other people’s stories. I […]

October Resolutions

1. Drink more water: I definitely drink MORE than enough coffee for one person, but I’m slacking in the H2O department. This month, I want to consciously make an effort to drink more water – alllllll day long! Drinking water is good for your your hair, skin, heart and so much more. 2. Be present: I’ve been catching myself thinking about the future WAY too much and really need to slow down. When will I be at a certain spot in my career? When will I meet the man of my dreams? How many kids do I want? Where do I want to live next? What is […]