Closed corners. Open space. Rustic. Chic. Industrial. Modern. Contemporary. Minimalistic. Intricate. Shall I go on? The inventiveness of words and ideas has something to do with how our environments influence our creative nature and thought process. At least, for me this is true! How many times have you tried to craft a blog post, journal entry, article, chapter or even writing assignment yet have failed to get anything more than the title down? Plenty.
As I sit here on my plush couch in the middle of the night, I’m simply reflecting on all of the occurrences in 2015. From exciting vacations to big investments and a new living space, it’s been one heck of a ride.
Color-coding, sticky tabs, scheduled appointments, and written notes are all things you should not say no to! I take my planner seriously – really, it’s like a bible to me. You should see my calendar… With all of the standard planners out there to help keep my life in line, none of them seem to really get me. I know what you’re saying, how is a planner suppose to get you? Well, there’s many aspects in my life that I like to keep track of – and balance. And then out of nowhere the Refresh Weekly Planner falls into my lap (or, into my mailbox in this case). Beautifully wrapped, I might add!
The past few days were filled with nothing but relaxation. I’ve been waiting for this trip to California since my last little adventure to San Fran in May. I used my minimalistic packing skills and managed to get EVERYTHING tucked away into one small carryon duffle bag, with electronics and such in my personal bag. But why did it still feel like 100 pounds!? My shoulders got a work out, that’s for sure. After 14 hours spent on a plane and 4 nights lodged right off the boardwalk strip in southern California, I’ve returned to the mitten’s sub-par temperatures. Is it too soon to say that I already miss the sandy beaches and fresh ocean water?
So, you’ve made your list and jotted down all of your brilliant ideas that you want to blog about. Now what – how do you translate it to your blog without getting disorganize in your lists? This isn’t a trick question. I’ve had a few questions on how I stay organized while executing my ideas. Some comments in particular:
Have you ever had such a busy week that it all seems like a blur? I have. When there are so many priorities, obligations, wants and needs on my plate; I tell myself there is a solution for all of it! Some of you may know, I’m a girl of many hats – it’s by choice. Let me give you a little background as to what I do…
Earlier this month, my boyfriend and I took a spontaneous trip to the Windy City for the Fourth of July weekend! It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been there… if I can recall correctly, the last time was for Lollapalooza. This 3-day trip was especially exciting – old friends, new friends, great food and fabulous company! I’m still overwhelmed by the wonderful hospitality we received while out there. I was even impressed with my packing skills!
Last month, my boyfriend and I took a day trip to the west side of Michigan: Saugatuck. We did a little beaching, hiking, exploring and eating! What a beautiful site to see – here are a few snapshots from my adventures.
Around this time last month month, I was preparing my bags (and myself) for a trip to the west side of the country: California — San Francisco to be exact! Although my trip started off a little rocky, it was only uphill from there. I did a little exploring, eating, hiking, shopping and a whole lot of sightseeing. If you aren’t following me on Instagram, you may have missed out on my adventure… here are a few snapshots from my trip!
Crowded areas. Huffing and puffing. Lifting weights next to ‘that guy.’ Do any of these fit your reasons for not wanting to go to the gym? A solid workout doesn’t have to include a monthly membership fee or heavy equipment. Seriously, though. If you have a pair of pumped up kicks, a set of free weights and a killer playlist — I’d say you’re already ahead of the game. Okay, having a yoga and/or medicine ball and a workout mat wouldn’t hurt either! I’m on a daily workout routine that’s working great for me; yes, it is in the gym. And yes, I do love the gym. But, what about the days when I”m just not feelin’ up for it, or when there just isn’t enough time in the day?