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  • Lifestyle

    Takers // Coffee Chats

    Welcome to my new series! I always see YouTubers do these posts where they eat/drink and talk about a topic. So I thought I would do that in a written format. Grab some coffee, tea, or whatever you want and join me in this discussion (only if you want to of course). I want to talk about selfishness today. Everyone is a little selfish at times. But I’ve been really frustrated because I feel like I am surrounded by takers. People that are only around you when they want someone. They take, take, and take until you just feel exhausted. They don’t think of how their actions affects you or…

  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    Veganism is a Privilege & Other Thoughts

    It’s time to ruffle some feathers! I am going to talk about the “p” word, so if you are triggered by topics about privilege, then this is your warning. Before I dive into what I want to talk about, I just need to give a little disclaimer. I am vegan and I love this lifestyle and I am not bashing or gossiping about anyone specifically. Moving on… When I was a new vegan, I would get really annoyed when people said that it was too hard and too expensive and all those other excuses. I used to think that any person regardless of economic status could adopt a vegan lifestyle.…

  • Lifestyle

    Update // Goals

    Like most people, I set intentions for 2018 following the New Year. I have had some comments asking me to do an update, so here you go! If you are a new reader or haven’t seen my goals post ~ HERE IT IS. I didn’t set time restrictions for my goals because I thought that it would be too stressful. However, I should have put a loose time frame so that I would stay somewhat motivated. Anyway, the first goal I had-was to stop comparing myself to others. I haven’t completely mastered this, but I have improved greatly. Something that has helped me is to delete certain accounts on social…

  • Photography

    January Captures

    I say this at the end of every month, but I can’t believe it! This month is already over. Time flies when you are having fun. I did this post last month and people seemed to enjoy it, so here are all of the pictures I took in January. NATURE… “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson FOOD… “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” ~ James Beard Let me know if you want any of these recipes. RANDOM… “So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness.” ~ Sydney Poitier I hope you enjoyed these photos. Thanks for reading!…

  • Lifestyle

    DECLUTTER

    Consumption is out of control. More, more, more. This is driving our society. We buy more in hopes of instant gratification. Getting that next “best thing” will make your life easier. False. The constant search for better and newer things just creates clutter. Clutter holds you back and is essentially visual noise. Do you want to be a slave to your possessions? I think there are two types of clutter. There is mental clutter and there is physical clutter. Both can be caused by social media and mass consumption. Mental clutter can be commercials, advertisements, magazine covers, etc. While these things can’t collect on your floor, they can collect in…

  • Lifestyle

    NOSTALGIA 

    I was sitting in class the other day. As I listened to the monotonous explanation of statistical analysis, tears welled up in my eyes. It wasn’t the mathematics that moved me, but something in me was wakened (not in a dirty way). I thought about the kind of person I was last April. From the outside looking in, not much has changed with me. I have the same hairstyle, for the most part I wear the same clothes, and I have the same attitude. Reviewing last April to this April, I feel like (and most likely am) a completely different person. I’ve been happy, I’ve been sad. I was in love and…

  • Lifestyle

    Thoughts on Minimalism

    I have been hesitant to write this post. For whatever reason, I haven’t been able to put the words together to describe how I feel about minimalism. Minimalism has become more well-known in the past year because of a Netflix documentary and an abundant amount of minimalists and minimalism ideas on social media. I was never one to have a bunch of stuff I don’t need. I have always valued my happiness and quality of life over material possessions. My parents taught me and my sister to not hold onto things and we regularly donated possessions to charity. I always thought minimalism was referring to white and gray interior design, almost like…