Sometimes being the significant other of a military man can be hard, especially when they aren’t around. Netflix and chill is a big part of the routine when that happens, which it is currently. However, there is a risk with that philosophy–I’m not doing anything to help myself. Last year, I attended the Military Spouse Wellness Summit. No, I’m not a military spouse, but I am a military significant other. I attended the summit last year and found it to be really helpful. It can be really easy to eat another bag of chips/bowl of ice cream while sitting on the couch binging Netflix when your partner is gone, but we should want to live better/healthier lives for ourselves/our partners/ our families. The Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Happily Ever After 2016 is an online summit, so anyone anywhere can attend (and we all know that military SO’s are everywhere!). The Summit begins… Read More
As you all know, I’m a Venture for America fellow. We send each other periodic life updates. This is the life update I sent them yesterday. It was intensely personal and has been edited, in part, to protect private details. My point here is just that it’s okay to be vulnerable. This is my way of doing that with you. Hey friends- Roughly a year ago, I sent out a life update while I was in Hawaii visiting family. I wrote about the weird feeling I got while visiting Pearl Harbor. I still remember writing that. I still remember feeling that. I had a conversation with one of y’all this week who told me that she was jealous about how I always had it together. I was flattered. And then I was sad. I rarely have it all together and I don’t want to give any false impressions. I cried… Read More
Look at that! I still know how to blog. You’d be shocked considering the frequency at which I’ve been updating lately, right? I promise I’m still here, just extremely busy. Before I update you on the one million and one things going on in my life, which I’ll probably do at some point, I wanted to pop in a tell you a little bit about my current financial status. As I was going through some money stuff at the end of July, I noticed that my assets & liabilities were coming close to balancing out. It’s not great, but it certainly does represent money progress. I thought it would be good to do a better job of tracking my net worth each month, so I set a calendar reminder for the first of the month and set aside an hour to write down where I stood. Unfortunately, because this isn’t… Read More
You can see my last Life Lately post here. It’s been four weeks since I lasted posted on the different things that are going on. It’s crazy to think just how much has happened since then! I was in Baltimore for my company’s quarterly retreat. It was wonderful to get with my coworkers in-person again. I really did a terrible job because with five days in town, I did not take any pictures with my friends. I really did a great job of being present, but I didn’t get to capture any of the amazing memories on camera. I’m so lucky to have amazing friends (looking at you Sne!) who open up their hearts and homes to me repeatedly. #blessed Y’all know that I’ve been working on some of my empties, as I’ve been trying to get through the big pile of cosmetics on my vanity. My Quarter 3 Spending… Read More
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatMattersToU #CollectiveBias Can I get really honest with you? As I’m working to pay off debt, sometimes I can feel a lot of pressure to be perfect in my spending and that I should not spend any money on anything that isn’t necessary or won’t result in a return (so isn’t an investment in me, my business, etc.). When I first adopted Bo, I had no problem spending almost $300 on him at the pet store for a bed, leash, collar, treats, and other goodies. The new sandals that I’ve needed for two summers now? Still haven’t even been replaced. In an effort to change this, I’m starting to give myself permission to spend on me. Obviously, I can’t go bananas at the mall and buy everything I want, but my giving myself… Read More
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