Unlike several women of my age that I've met, gone to school with or worked with, I choose to wear only one make-up product on a daily basis. I use mascara for my eyelashes and that's it. I don't believe in caking on the makeup to cover up flaws or make myself look like the … Continue reading Why I Only Use One Make-Up Product
The historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames a week ago. I've thought throughout the week about my personal experience in France and reflected on what social media has produced about the tragedy. When I was in high school I was fortunate enough to travel to France for a school immersion … Continue reading Thinking of Paris
Today is a day to celebrate the beautiful Earth that we live on and focus on ways to keep it healthy for centuries to come. Happy Earth Day I have always tried to do my part to help the environment whether that be recycling, helping clean up local trails and recreation sites, or helping educate … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
In honor of spring and simply enjoying nature, I've written a couple wilderness writings/poems/what have you. It Heals I strongly believe that simply being in nature is healing. It heals your tired eyes from the hours behind a computer. It heals your aching feet from wandering on concrete sidewalks. It heals your tense shoulders from … Continue reading Wilderness Writings
I wanted to share a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson titled "River" in honor of World Poetry Day. I chose this poem specifically as I am in the midst of planning a river trip for early May. And I behold once more My old familiar haunts; here the blue river, The same blue wonder that … Continue reading #WorldPoetryDay
So if you know me really well then you know how much I talk about my budgeting app. If you're one of those people I wouldn't be offended if you didn't continue reading this post. I was introduced to YNAB (You Need a Budget) by a friend who swore by it. I decided to check … Continue reading How Budgeting Has Saved My Life