Highlights of 2017

Edit: I wrote this at the end of 2017 but life got busy.... so here it is, going up a year later but tis the season for me to get my sh*t together... so enjoy hehe

As I reflect on 2017, my biggest takeaway is that the most meaningful life one can live is an authentic one. Not to say that any other year wasn't "authentic" but I really feel I've grown into myself, honestly and confidently. I accept my flaws and my strengths. I accept that not every situation is going to be great and positive and that's okay. Those trying and harder times are what builds your character. They shed light on areas of improvement and that's a beautiful thing.

Life is an ever evolving thing. Nothing ever stays the same forever, you have to learn to grow through every situation you face. This year Mike and I both changed jobs, actually right around the same time. While we had good jobs, they took a toll on us over the years. We grew threw each of the more stressful times. But there comes a time when you have to decide whether situations (work or non-work related) are worth continuing trying to fix, improve, whatever you want to call it. We had to decide whether what we were doing vocationally was worth it to meet our overall goals of raising a happy, healthy family. After a year or so, we decided it just wasn't the right fit.

So we've both taken a leap of faith and are pursuing careers we know we have a passion for. It's been a really good move for us both. I can see a huge difference in our emotional, mental and physical health. And that's what's most important right? I'm all for helping be a part of the change but at some point, you have to realize when the energy you put out is just not worth it. Happy New Year. New year, same you - just better.


Dagne Dover Medium Landon Carryall in Dune

Hi y'all! With switching jobs from public accounting to industry, I was in the search for a new work bag. I'm able to workout during my lunch break at work so wanted a bag to double up as my gym bag. I've been a fan of Dagne Dover for several years and own one of their wallet on chains. I wasn't super crazy over it but I love the styles Dagne Dover has come out with in the past few years, including their collab with Marianna Hewitt (style muse). I have been wanting to purchase a bag of theirs for a while, I love how organized their bags are plus their history. Originally I wanted to get their signature tote and a backpack but after realizing that would cost close to $400, I looked for other options. After a bit of research, I decided on the Landon Carryall in the medium size. This color, Dune, is seasonal (and currently on sale) and I took a leap of faith hoping it wouldn't end up being brown and I'm so glad I did! It is a beautiful, muted plum shade that I am going cray over.... mayhap it will be added to my color combo?

I filmed a full review plus what's in my work/gym bag on the channel. If you're coming from there, hello & welcome :) Hope you will come back soon for more posts. I wanted y'all to see the color a bit more for those interested. Scroll down more for what it looks like in direct sunlight. Snatch up a carryall while you can during their sale!! P.S. I bought it myself during their Black Friday sale.

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How to Know When to Switch Jobs

Hi y'all! As some of you may know, I recently switched jobs and obviously while I was deciding whether to do it, what I wanted out of life, etc., I wasn't able to share my rationale. So in addition to sharing this super cute outfit, I wanted to give you a few of my thoughts. Maybe it will help you if you're in the same boat.

Also, FYI - mom jeans = thigh toe. Own it girl!!!

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What Really Matters

Hi y'all! How is the year almost over?! Is it just me or the older you get the faster time flies? It makes me cherish the time I spend with my loved ones, knowing that at any moment, everything can change.

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