Reflecting on 2018 and My 2019 Goals

Reflecting on 2018 and My 2019 Goals

Lifestyle, Musings, Wellness
Happy New Year, everyone! Each year, I like to take a moment to reflect on the past year and share some of my highlights. I also want to share what's on my mind for 2019. 2018 Wasn't Nice to My Emotions 2018 was a crazy ride for me emotionally. I started the year looking for a change and unsure of what I wanted to do with myself (gotta love that quarter-life crisis), but then everything came crashing down. If you were following along with my 100 days to write a novel project on my non-beauty channel, you may remember that at the very end, my life got upended. One of the many mass shootings in my country came way too close to home, when one of my loved ones was…
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2017 Recap and 2018 Goals

2017 Recap and 2018 Goals

Lifestyle, Musings, Organization, Wellness
2017 was a year of personal growth and focusing on my long-term goals. I'm so excited to be starting 2018 where I'm at right now... More on that in a minute. Back to 2017. When I started writing this post last week, I thought I'd have even more to talk about than last year because I'd experienced so much more growth. Until I pulled up last year's recap for reference. I saw that I had achieved much more clear milestones in 2016, which was discouraging. I know that my personal growth is just as important as experiences, but it was difficult to remember that. Now, I'm excited to share my 2017 highlights with you. I started strength training Cringey gym selfie in 3, 2, 1... At the end of January,…
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Healthy Green Smoothies Part 2

Healthy Green Smoothies Part 2

Lifestyle, Wellness
Hi guys, This is a part two for my post about green smoothies for beginners, so you might want to swing by that first post before reading this one! Now that you've got the basics down for how to piece together yummy and nutritious smoothies, it's time to have some fun with it. Here are some quick ways to get the most out of your smoothies: Make your own "juice" with infused water. I have an infuser water bottle, and sometimes I'll add some fruit to it, let it soak for a few hours, and use that water in place of store bought juice. Try out fruits and flavors you normally wouldn't. My two favorite surprises were Trader Joe's orange-carrot juice and Whole Foods 100% black cherry juice. Both were a…
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Healthy Green Smoothies for Beginners

Healthy Green Smoothies for Beginners

Lifestyle, Wellness
I've been enjoying healthy green smoothies almost every day for the past few months. They make a really great and filling to-go breakfast, and they've been saving me from withering away on those days when I have 4.5 hours of class back-to-back. I think my favorite part, though, is that you can toss in a bunch of "good for you but doesn't taste good" stuff, and it still tastes amazing! I wanted to make this "beginner's guide" of sorts to pass along some of my tips for making these healthy, yummy smoothies. Anyone can do it! Once you have the ingredients, these are very easy and quick to make. Of course, if you have any health conditions, allergies, or dietary restrictions, ask your doctor for advice before jumping in. If you want…
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